ADVOCACY UPDATE | August 10, 2023

Cutting Red Tape For Employers Who Protect Temporary Foreign Workers
Government of Canada News Release

With growing labour and skills shortages across the country, many Canadian employers are struggling to fill jobs that are essential to their operations. The Government of Canada recognizes these challenges and wants to help employers hire the workers they need, while also reducing the administrative burden of such a task and ensuring temporary foreign workers are protected from abuse.


Access to Labour

Many franchised and non-franchised businesses are having trouble filling jobs at all wage levels. We are encouraging the government to make changes that will increase incentive for those looking for work as well as expand the pool of available workers in Canada.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

Technology and the pace of change has accelerated rapidly in the last few years. If you are having difficulty keeping up, or want to optimize the digital capacity of your business, consider applying for a Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology.

If you have any questions about the grant, please reach out to


Labour market shows signs of cooling, but wage growth could be concern for Bank of Canada

Economists had expected employers to add 25,000 jobs last month, while forecasting the unemployment rate to match the headline print. LEARN MORE

New temporary foreign worker pilot program to speed up approvals for some employers

The three-year pilot program is designed to reduce the amount of paperwork companies need to submit to justify bringing in outside workers. LEARN MORE

CORRA forecast curve holds clues about where interest rates could go next

Robert McLister provides an analysis of the current CORRA forecast and implications. LEARN MORE

App-based workers could earn higher minimum wage in B.C., but only sometimes

App-based workers could receive a minimum wage higher than workers in other sectors, but only for the time during which they deliver food or carry passengers, according to a discussion paper from the provincial labour ministry. LEARN MORE

Canada sheds jobs in July, unemployment ticks up to 5.5% as evidence of slowing economy mounts

The country lost a total of 6,400 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 5.5 per cent, up from 5.4 per cent in the previous month, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Bay Street analysts were expecting a gain of around 21,000 jobs in July, according to Reuters polling. LEARN MORE


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