The president of the BC Federation of Labour says changes announced today to the temporary foreign worker program ensure it is still flawed.
Jim Sinclair says the federal government is hurting both Canadians and foreign workers because the only people benefiting are in the restaurant industry.
“They will complain today and yell today and go crazy today, but they just won again today with this government because they were delivered more temporary foreign workers. And in fact, in the new program, there are no occupational restrictions at all.”
Sinclair says employers who claim Canadians are too lazy to fill these jobs are racist because they want a submissive workforce who won’t question labour abuses.
The changes will restrict some employers in accommodation, food service and retail from applying to the program in the lowest wage and skill groups.