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Abuse of temporary foreign worker program could spell trouble for farmers

Alberta’s labour shortage has made hiring temporary foreign workers more attractive for farmers — but visas are harder to get

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers may have a harder time getting foreign worker visas following recent allegations that McDonald’s is abusing Canada’s temporary foreign worker program. “It’s getting more difficult (to hire foreign labour),” said Al Dooley, agriculture labour recruiter with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “We’ve seen, from the program’s point of view, some bad news stories, and […] Read more