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END THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS’ PROGRAMME

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Sharing again. 100,000 jobs will be lost in the oil industry by the end of this year.
http://business.financcialpost.com/…/oil-industry-to-lose-1…

MAKE THIS AN ELECTION ISSUE: DEMAND CANDIDATES PROMISE TO END THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS’ PROGRAMME

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MAKE THIS AN ELECTION ISSUE: DEMAND CANDIDATES PROMISE TO END THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS’ PROGRAMME
 Ad for a Tim Horton’s job ad here in Calgary. 
Really unprofessional and poorly written. They even spell Tim Horton’s wrong!. 

Here in Alberta most Tim Horton’s claim a severe worker shortage. Yet, all they are offering is weekend shifts. No wage is even mentioned.
Lots of effort on the part of this ” manager”.

ABOLISH THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS’ PROGRAMME NOW!

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ABOLISH THE TEMPORARY

 

 FOREIGN WORKERS’

 

 PROGRAMME NOW!

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Our coward politicians are so afraid of offending anyone or being called a bad name like racist they are willing to throw us all under the bus. Economics should be a required course for politicians running this country. Even that won’t solve the issue though, Harper is apparently an economist..lol. I majored in Economics at University and even I know he turned the labour market from being an employee market in 2006/2007 into an employers market since then by allowing business to flood this country with cheap labour. Our politicians are economically illiterate and morally bankrupt!
 
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STOP THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS’ PROGRAMME

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ANOTHER FILIPINO SCAM

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ANOTHER FILIPINO SCAM

 

This is what the loophole-riddled Temporary Foreign Workers’ Programme leads to.  Notice in this Toronto Star (May 5, 2015) article that scamster Imelda “Mel” (how delightfully informal) Fronda Saluma, now under arrest, bilked more than $2.3-million from 600 or more fellow Filipinos. Among the phony jobs she pledged to secure for them were “jobs at McDonald’s, Holiday Inn, Pizza Hut and Tim Hortons.”

 

With all the caterwauling about “racism” surrounding any criticism of Canada’s lax immigration programmes, note the Fronda Saluma, I mean “Mel”‘s victims were her own Filipino people. She even scoured other nations for gullible Filipinos who would pay her  for phony “services. ” TheToronto Star reports:  “People living in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United Kingdom were all allegedly drawn in, said Det. Erwin Mendoza. Some were already living in Canada and were allegedly promised visa extensions or permanent residency.”

 

According to the Toronto Star, ” They came from all around the world and shared the same dream: securing a job in Canada, becoming a permanent resident and ultimately reuniting with their families.

The $5,000 price tag was hefty: $1,500 for the job match, $2,000 for an employment contract and a positive government labour market opinion, and a final installment of $1,500 when the work visa was issued. Word of mouth in the close-knit Filipino community guided people to Imelda “Mel” Fronda Saluma, who was trusted because she was Filipino like them.

Police allege hundreds were then stranded around the world without papers or money. Others were rejected by Immigration Canada and prohibited from reapplying for two years. On Tuesday, Toronto police accused Saluma, 46, of being behind a massive scam that bilked more than $2.3 million from 600 prospective Filipino immigrants. The mother of four was charged in February and had more fraud-related offences added last week. She now faces 73 charges involving allegedly selling forged employment documents to foreigners so they could apply to come to Canada as temporary foreign workers. …

.Saluma ran GoWest Jobs International on Finch Ave. W., just east of Keele St. with a sole staffer: Rose Fabe Walters, a.k.a. Rosemarie Walters. According to one victim’s allegations, clients were convinced of GoWest’s legitimacy by the happy smiles they saw on Facebook of Filipino workers the agency claimed to have brought to Canada in 2012 to pick green peppers on a Cambridge farm.

Agnes Aquino said she is out $24,500, money she claimed she paid Saluma and Walters to bring her brother and other relatives to Canada in August 2012. ‘Even though we always had to pay in cash, we didn’t suspect anything. We all came from the Philippines. We had this blind faith and trusted they also wanted to help others to come here,’ said Aquino, who came to Canada in 2001 as a live-in caregiver.’I was trying to help my relatives. They remitted me the money and I paid Rose (Walters). My relatives are angry at me and blame it on me. I don’t trust anyone anymore, even when I really want to help.’

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Angry clients flocked to an online forum where recruiters who had never met each other began to realize the sheer size of the alleged scam. Aquino says she and nine other agents took their client lists and paperwork to Toronto Police last October.

The current GoWest investigation goes back only to July 1, 2012. Police believe Saluma may have been operating under a different corporate name before that date, but haven’t received any complaints from that time period. People living in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United Kingdom were all allegedly drawn in, said Det. Erwin Mendoza. Some were already living in Canada and were allegedly promised visa extensions or permanent residency. …  Rose Grey, a singer from Windsor who says she recruited clients for Saluma from her home province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines, says four of the approximately 100 people she assisted have actually made it into Canada. Grey alleges Saluma provided her with documents promising immigrants jobs at McDonald’s, Holiday Inn, Pizza Hut and Tim Hortons, and paid her a $150 commission per person.

‘She convinced me and I convinced my people,’ she said. Grey, who complained to police and has not been charged, says she never saw any original documents, only passed along photocopies or scanned attachments by email. ‘She would have an LMO (labour market opinion) for 50 people and then sell it to 300 or 500 people,” she alleged. “When we were all in the (police) precinct, we all had the same documents.”

 
As a dodge to let foreigners who knowingly pay smugglers or scamsters to help them sneak into Canada, going back to Liberal Immigration Minister Elinor “I will not be a gatekeeper — Remember the St. Louis” Caplan (during the invasion of sex rusty boats from China full of illegals) the party line is that the illegals are somehow more victims than criminals, but the REAL villains are the people smugglers. On paper, the government has some tough rules in place” to wit, “The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) prohibits knowingly organizing the coming into Canada of one or more persons by means of abduction, fraud, deception, or use or threat of force or coercion (section 118). The offence is punishable by a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. The offence found in the IRPA is limited to transnational cases where a person is brought into Canada from somewhere else. The term “organize” includes recruitment, transportation, and after entry into Canada, receipt and harbouring. Section 117 Organizing entry into Canada prohibits providing advice and representation for a fee to all stages of an application or proceeding.”
Let’s hope the prosecution demands a long jail tern for Saluma and a $1-million fine. In reality, despite the huffing and puffing,. most smugglers get off very lightly.
Finally, for years, the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee has urged that the Chinese cannibal, Vincent Wei Guang Li, who, in 2008.  murdered and began to eat body parts of  Tim McLean,  be investigated for possible  immigration fraud. Remember, he gained entry to Canada on the strength of a job offer in computer programming near Vancouver. He never appears to have worked there. Instead, his sterling contribution to the Canadian economy were occasional jobs swinging a mop in a Winnipeg church, taking our  garbage for an Edmonton fast food joint and delivering newspapers for the Edmonton Sun. His English ability seemed dodgy. The Canadian taxpayers have spent millions of dollars providing  solicitous care for the cannibal who, according to the CBC (May 9, 2015) ” was given permission this week to move into a group home in the city with round-the-clock staff and a curfew.” If Li entered the country fraudulently, if his job offer was a fraud, he should be deported and stripped of his citizenship and become China’s problem.
 
Similarly with Imelda Saluma, we’d like to know her citizenship status. If she is not a citizen and is convicted, she should be deported. If she is a citizen, how she became one should be closely scrutinized and if there were, well a few, perhaps many, lies, that citizenship should be revoked and she should be deported.
 
Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

 

The Right Words About Temporary Foreign Workers — Hope They Mean What They Say

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The Right Words About Temporary Foreign Workers — Hope They Mean What They Say

 
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre are talking tough. This is April 1 and  cohort of Temporary Foreign Workers who came here four years ago must return home.
 
There has been much moaning and groaning from these not-so-temporary four year workers and from some greedy employers. To hear some Alberta employers howl, despite the economic downturn caused by slumping oil prices, you’d think they’d be unable to find a body to pour coffee, serve sandwiches or install a wire.
 
Thus, the following statement is encouraging:
 
“Employers and foreign workers have known about the four-year time limit since 2011, when this policy was announced.

“Employers have had four years to find alternative employees. Similarly, temporary foreign workers have had four years to pursue pathways to permanent residence.

“The purpose of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is exactly that – to be temporary. Canadians rightly expect to get first crack at available jobs.

“Temporary workers may wish to explore the many pathways to permanent residency we offer which are now delivered through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. We encourage foreign workers to apply through these streams so that they can contribute permanently to Canada’s economy and to their communities.

“But let there be no mistake: We will not tolerate people going ‘underground.’ Flouting our immigration laws is not an option, and we will deal with offenders swiftly and fairly.

“Canadians are welcoming and generous but we need to ensure that we’re putting Canadians first and standing up against potential abuse of our immigration system.”

 
It’s not quite as hard line as it may sound. Note, however, there are paths —  the “Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programmes” — for “temporary” foreign workers to hit the citizenship track.
 
Let’s hope that real enforcement — deportations and 10 year bans — will be employed on any of the temporary foreign workers who stay or go underground and heavy fines on any employer who employs them.
 
It’s time to Put Canada and Canadians First!
 
Paul Fromm
Director
CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE

Statement from Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre on the expiration of the four-year temporary work permits

Ottawa, April 1, 2015 – Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre issued the following statement today on the expiration of the four-year work permits:

“Employers and foreign workers have known about the four-year time limit since 2011, when this policy was announced.

“Employers have had four years to find alternative employees. Similarly, temporary foreign workers have had four years to pursue pathways to permanent residence.

“The purpose of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is exactly that – to be temporary. Canadians rightly expect to get first crack at available jobs.

“Temporary workers may wish to explore the many pathways to permanent residency we offer which are now delivered through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. We encourage foreign workers to apply through these streams so that they can contribute permanently to Canada’s economy and to their communities.

“But let there be no mistake: We will not tolerate people going ‘underground.’ Flouting our immigration laws is not an option, and we will deal with offenders swiftly and fairly.

“Canadians are welcoming and generous but we need to ensure that we’re putting Canadians first and standing up against potential abuse of our immigration system.”

For further information (media only), please contact:

Kevin Menard
Minister Alexander’s Office
613-954-1064

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca

Abolish the Temporary Foreign Workers’ Programme

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'Let's not become Arizona!'
If they overstay, find them and deport the, Put the RCMP to something useful — other than “revenuing” trying to catch motorists going a few clicks over the speed limit. Hunt down illegals and toss their sorry asses out of the country.
Despite there being 1.5-million unemployed Canadians and 900,000 involuntarily in part-time work, we now have over 491,000 “temporary” foreign workers, It’s a cheap labour and wage suppression scheme.