A House of Commons committee has recommended several major changes to the temporary foreign worker program, such as eliminating the rule that workers must leave the country after four years, making it easier for workers to become permanent residents.

“The AHLA is pleased with a number of these recommendations, which, if adopted, will make the program more accessible for responsible employers operating in regions where there are worker shortages and also help to ensure employees are treated fairly.” – Dave Kaiser, AHLA President & CEO

Cabinet Ministers MaryAnn Mihychuck and John McCallum have indicated the government will respond to these recommendations within 120 days. The AHLA will continue to monitor this issue and keep members up-to-date on details that may affect them.

View the full report and 21 recommendations.