Temporary Foreign Workers and Welcoming Communities Initiative

Resolution number
  1. The federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program frustrates the attempts of communities to attract and retain population permanently, and contradicts the goals of CIC’s Welcoming Communities Initiative and similar initiatives of other jurisdictions;
  2. The goals of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act promote immigration to build the future of Canada;
  3. The CCR supports access to permanent residency for temporary workers;
  4. Many concerns have been raised about lack of equitable access for temporary workers to permanent residency through the underutilized Canadian Experience Class;
Therefore be it resolved

That CCR advocate for the federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program to be brought into alignment with the Welcoming Communities Initiative’s and similar initiatives of other jurisdictions goals of cohesiveness, social inclusiveness and retention of population permanently.

Working Group
Immigration and Settlement