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CRFA applauds changes to TFW program


February 28, 2008
By Canadian Pizza

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
(CRFA) has said the organization welcomes the improvements to the
Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced recently.

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has said the organization welcomes the improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced recently. According to a press release, the CRFA has said the changes will help alleviate the severe labour shortage in the foodservice industry.

The announcement by federal Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Monte Solberg, B.C. Minister of Economic Development Colin Hansen and B.C. Minister of Labour Olga Ilich will expedite the process for hiring much-needed temporary foreign workers to fill selected positions in restaurants and other foodservice establishments in British Columbia and Alberta, where the labour shortage is most acute.

Foodservice employers who have been unable to find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill front-line positions should now find it much faster to hire foreign workers, provided the government uses realistic prevailing wage rates that are based on consistent and current labour market data.

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Over the next nine years the restaurants, bars and caterers that make up Canada’s foodservice industry will require an additional 181,000 workers.