Canada, 17th November: Ottawa has announced blacklisting of employers not abiding by provincial labor laws.
As per the details, the Conservative government is already up in arms against employers not following provincial labor rules.
Blacklisting of employers by Ottawa—Ottawa said it will be soon blacklisting employers who are not found to be abiding by the provincial labor norms. So, a blacklist of Canada employers who failed to fulfill provincial labor laws.
The move comes follows alleged misuse of Canada foreign worker program by Canada employers.
<blockquote> Canada will be issuing a blacklist of employers who did not fulfill provincial labor norms. </blockquote>
Any employers convicted under any provincial law or any federal law regulating recruitment of employees or employment are liable to get convicted by Ottawa under the latest rules.
The latest budget bill includes the newly expanded powers introduced by Canada government recently.
New norms unclear—Employers allege—Employers, on the other hand, have alleged that the new rules introduced by Canada government pertaining to Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Program(TFWP) are quite vague. In fact, they maintain that the new norms are not clear to them.
Canada immigration minister Chris Alexander and Canada Employment Minister Jason Kenney had announced several changes to Canada TFWP nearly five months ago. As per the CEO and President of Restaurants Canada, Garth Whyte, any business would feel devastated by getting included in the blacklist.
And employers are not have full clarity about Canada’s new Temporary Foreign Worker Program rules.
The major issue highlighted by Mr. Whyte with regard to blacklisting of employers not fulfilling provincial labor laws is that even honest mistakes by employers or a business could lead to their blacklisting.
So, the thing is that some honest employers or businesses using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program may get find their name in the blacklist, and that’s quite an issue of concern, Mr. Whyte maintained.
The new blacklist has been launched on the official website of Employment of Social Development.
It may be worth mentioned that the blacklist includes four employers out of which three employers happen to be in the restaurant sector.
And the recent changes announced by Canada in June this year include ban on employers in food services, retail and accommodation sectors from using Canada temporary foreign worker program until and unless the jobless ratio in the region happens to be less than 6 percent.