Although Immigration Minister John McCallum says his ministry is focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis, he did mention the government could review the controversial temporary foreign worker program at his talk in Vancouver today.
It’s a move that some advocates, like lawyer Fay Farady, welcome.
“We know that there are problems and it’s good that the government will be taking a serious look at it so that they can choose a different policy.”
She hopes that policy will include a path to status.
“One of the things that we’re going to be looking at is ensuring that there are routes to permanent status for all migrant workers.”
The previous Conservative government limited the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers employers could hire in 2016.
B.C., and Alberta have been two of the biggest recipients of temporary foreign workers in the past few years.