Question about Temporary Foreign Worker Program
April 24th, 2013 - 7:16pm
Mr. Speaker, in 2009, the minister promised that the program would be monitored, but she did not keep that promise.
Yesterday, Mr. Carney said that this program should be used to fill needs for high-skilled jobs temporarily. However, over the past 10 years, the use of this program has tripled. That is no coincidence. Training a Canadian worker now costs employers more than paying a temporary foreign worker.
Can the minister explain why she would rather support the temporary foreign worker program than help train Canadian workers?