As worker shortages persist and government subsidies approach their end, a growing number of industry groups — largely in food services — are asking the federal government to let them host more temporary foreign workers to fill jobs.
A federal audit in 2017 found that the program was rife with oversight problems that let lower-paid international workers take jobs that unemployed Canadians could fill, effectively allowing companies to build a business model on lower-than-legal wages.
Yeah. The minimum wage in Ontario went up by a staggering $0.10 this month to $14.35 per hour. Businesses can get foreign workers for $10/hr or less. What, exactly, is the point of having a minimum wage law when firms can easily bypass it?