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Temporary Foreign Workers

Liberal

  • Reform economic immigration programmes to expand pathways to Permanent Residence for temporary foreign workers & former international students through the Express Entry points system.
  • Create a Trusted Employer system with a streamlined application process for Canadian companies hiring temporary foreign workers to fill labour shortages that can't be filled by Canadian workers.
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Conservative

  • Create a trusted employer system so companies don't have to reapply.
  • Work with provinces to harmonise federal & provincial systems.
  • Set clear standards & timelines for Labour Market Assessment processes, including options for fee-based expedited visas when needed.
  • Revise how regions are zoned to ensure rural areas & tourism hotspots are not coupled with urban hubs.
  • Establish a path to permanence.
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Green

  • Introduce low-barrier, more accessible pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers.
  • Develop safe strategies for temporary foreign workers & whistle blowers to report abusive employers without losing their status.

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