Alberta lifting restrictions on hiring new temporary foreign workers
Today, the provincial government announced that it is lifting restrictions on hiring new temporary foreign workers to help employers better meet their workforce needs. As of May 1, Alberta will remove all occupations identified on the ‘refusal to process’ list, including a number of food service-related positions including chefs, cooks, and hosts/hostesses.
With this change, employers will be able to recruit temporary foreign workers to all occupations, including 81 that were previously on the list, through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This change also aligns with a recent announcement by the Government of Canada to relax the rules around accessing temporary foreign workers.
For further information visit: www.alberta.ca/temporary-foreign-workers.aspx
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