“Temporary” Foreign Workers
Canadian employers and some governments continue to whip up hysteria that Canada has a “worker shortage“.
Tim Horton’s (restaurant chain) is one of the employers taking advantage of the hysteria.
Between 2007 and 2012, they received permission to bring close to 15,000 Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW’s) to Canada.
Many other employers have done the same thing. Together, Tim Horton’s and other employers were allowed to bring in about 400,000 TFW’s in 2012.
Like [our] regular immigration program, Canada’s TFW program is being used to flood the labour market and to cause wage stagnation or wage depression. Most of the Tim Horton’s TFW’s came from the Philippines (10,888). It is likely that these Filipinos are displacing Canadians who are looking for entry level jobs.
[Think about that for a moment. These entry-level jobs were once the domain of unemployed High school or college students seeking work in their own towns and cities, yet Tim Horton's restaurant chain now finds it necessary to IMPORT 15,000 unskilled foreigners from half-way around the world to serve their customers coffee and donuts!? Where is the outrage from our own working-class citizens whose unemployed sons and daughters sit at home while being served coffee by a recent foreign import? Boycott: Tim Horton's!
If real Canadian workers are unjustly overlooked in favour of the "temporary" foreign worker program, then why not hire some of the 5000 legal immigrants who arrived last week, or some of the 5000 new "Canadian" arrivals this week??
Similar to the TFW brigade, the vast majority of new IMMIGRANTS (85%) arrive from NON-white countries! If job shortages exist -- as they claim -- why not import our American cousins from just across the 49th parallel, or how about South African Whites?
Nevertheless, with an eroding Canadian standard of living and a high unemployment rate, politicians and industry are still agitating for yet... even more foreign workers.
When 400,000 TFW (hoping to remain), plus 30,000 bogus 3rd-world "refugees" (hoping to remain), plus thousands of foreign students (hoping to remain) are all added, one can only ask... "How can Canadians afford to support this massive influx of foreigners?" At an annual cost of $23 Billion just for immigrants alone, the answer is that it's vastly UNaffordable!
Canada's population now exceeds 35,000,000 people mainly due to 5,000 legal immigrants arriving in our country every week of every year for the past 22 years!
If none of the foregoing screed makes any sense to you as to why these counter-productive TWP programs and immigration policies are what they are... then I suggest you read this post-- Editor]
Most of the countries from which Canada is taking TFW’s (“Temporary” Foreign Workers for Tim Horton’s) are countries such as the Philippines (10,888) where high unemployment is entrenched, and where people are desperate for any job. In the 2007-2012 period, the countries which sent the 2nd and 3rd highest number of TFW’s to Tim Horton’s were Mexico (565) and India (248), also bastions of unemployment and low wages. Less significant source countries were Jamaica (112), Ukraine (84), Sri Lanka (62), Nepal (38), Pakistan (37), El Salvador (37) and Fiji (34). These countries are not known as world models for working people.
Our intake of TFW’s is not helping Canada. [...] In particular, the youth unemployment rate is officially around 14%, but it is under-estimated… and is probably well over 20%. Nobody in any country should ever have to ask whether employers and governments have a responsibility to employ their own citizens, and to ensure that citizens are not treated as being disposables. >to Full Article