The Calgary Herald | 29 August 2018
The Canadian agriculture industry is calling for changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program in an effort to solve a labour shortage it says costs farmers $1.5 billion annually in lost sales.
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture, as well as more than 20 Alberta-based farm groups representing a wide spectrum of producers, has made a submission as part of a federal review of the “primary agriculture stream” of the Temporary Foreign Worker program. Recommendations stemming from this review are expected to be presented to the federal minister of employment in September.
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