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In 1973 the Government of Canada started Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) to allow employers in Canada to hire foreign nationals to work in Canada. Originally when the program was started research showed that the workers brought in were highly skilled workers such as specialist doctors. Later in the year 2002 a low skilled workers category was added to the program, this category currently makes up most of the temporary foreign workforce in Canada. In the year 2006 the program was expanded and it was introduced to some other locations. In the year 2013 the program policies were revised charging employer fees, raising wages and removing the accelerated applications. The total number of temporary foreign workforce more than doubled between 1993 and 2013 such that by the end of 2013 there were 338,000 foreign workers in Canada.

8.Information Technology (IT) workers

 Royal Bank of Canada hires temporary foreign workers in the field of Information technology (IT). These workers are brought from outsourcing firms like the one in India (iGATE). The temporary foreign workers are replacing the Canadian workers 

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7.Mine workers

Chinese company based in Canada that owns a mine in British Columbia import workers from China to work in the mines. For one to work in the mines the sole requirements is the ability for one to speak Mandarin Chinese and to work efficiently.  

6.Oil-field workers

A Toronto based firm that is run by Italian company has employed 270 temporary foreign workers in the oil-field to raise enough workers to work in the site. The company employs the foreign workers that are young and can work for long. 

5.Farm-help workers

On October 23, 2013 a Saskatoon Company started helping farmers to recruit temporary foreign workers to help in farm work. The company was helping to fill the number of the needed 30,000 both seasonal and long term farm workers. It was as a result of the employment Canada acknowledging that there was shortage of agricultural workers

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4.Nursing

Due to the great demand for nurses in Canada out of shortages of healthcare workers in Ottawa, Ontario, Vancouver and other parts of this huge country (Canada is the second largest country in the whole world). Thus nurses from all over the world are being employed and being ingested into the public healthcare system as long as one has a one year experience nursing.

3. Mechanical Maintenance

At Honda premier vehicle manufacturing in Canada they employ temporary foreign workers who are ambitious, bright, and innovative team players who have focus on continuous improvement to join their team.  The company employs 4,200 workers in automobile manufacturing.

2. Foreign Exchange Bilingual Customer Service Representative

Most Companies in Canada are looking for customer service representatives to provide support with foreign exchange calls. The only qualification is for one to have excellent customer service experience and data entry skills. They employ temporary workers for example 6 Month contract that could be extended subject to one’s performance, attitude toward job and attendance.

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1.Building Service Worker

Banff Centre employs foreign male workers to work in males changing rooms and washrooms. Also the hire foreign workers to offer exceptional customer services to artists, participants, conference attendees,  audience and general public who visit our campus throughout the year.

In conclusion Canada employs foreign workers to work in the country as the country experiences labour shortages. To cope with the labour shortages the Canada federal authorities allows immigration of a given number of people into the country as workers in different sectors. Also the Canada employers employ foreign skilled workers to replace the aging workers so that the company can maintain productivity.

 

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