Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Implications for Barbadian Workers

Compiled by Due Diligence and David

A vigilant citizenry is required for a democratic system of government to optimally function. Governments across the globe use propaganda and manipulate the distribution of information to paint its agenda, the objective ALWAYS to secure popularity. It is important for a citizenry to compensate for such dishonesty b using the avenues which any democratic system of government provides to probe for the truth.

Barbados has had to battle the issue of low-wage Caricom workers, i.e. Guyanese; and Canada has its issues with low wage workers recruited under its Temporary Foreign Worker Program including those entering from Barbados.

In January this year the GIS Barbados issued an announcement, “there may be light at the end of the tunnel for some unemployed Barbadians, as a major job recruitment drive will get under way in the island this weekend. Canadian recruiting firm, Diamond Global, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, will host a job fair on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The recruitment could result in scores of Barbadians being offered employment in Canada under its Temporary Foreign Workers Programme.”

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