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Foreign workers on P.E.I. ignored in heated debate about program

Commentary, Published on June 30th, 2014

Posted: Friday 11th July 2014 08:36

Community and labour groups have sounded the alarm about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for over a decade. It is only after this program was allowed to grow unchecked and scandals have played out in national media that any pretense at action was taken by the federal government. Unfortunately, these changes demonstrate that the federal government is more interested in staging a public relations “overhaul” of the TFWP than in creating solutions to the concerns of Canadians, employers, and workers.

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Guide to Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Now Available!

Posted: Friday 11th July 2014 09:25

A guide for Migrant Workers in PEI on how the recent changes will affect their ability to continue to live and work in PEI.

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Economic desperation exists among long-time community members, migrant workers

Commentary by Josie Baker, May 30, Charlottetown Guardian

Posted: Friday 30th May 2014 10:24

Over the past four years Cooper Institute has been doing research and community engagement on issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in PEI. In recent months media coverage from across Canada has drawn attention to the complex issues at play, much of it thankfully moving beyond the old racist refrain “foreigners are taking our jobs.”

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