The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Employers in Labrador

Fang, Tony and Sapeha, Halina and Neil, Kerri and Williams, Gabriel and Jaunty-Aidamenbor, Opeyemi and Osmond, Troy (2017) The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Employers in Labrador. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) represent an important resource for employers across Canada and particularly in rural areas, where labour supply is often unpredictable. This is true both for highly-skilled occupations in mining and extractive industries as well as low-skilled occupations in the service industry in small towns. The expansion and encouragement of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) by the federal government over the last 15 years has increased employers’ reliance on TFWs. Labrador reflects this trend, as the region has experienced a boom or bust cycle of economic activity and a subsequent rise in the number of TFWs employed in high and low skilled positions.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Item ID: 12792
Additional Information: Report prepared for The Harris Centre for Regional Development and Policy, Memorial University Population Project: Newfoundland and Labrador in Transition.
Department(s): Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: February 2017
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
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