Temp. foreign workers in Canada will have to leave for years

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Tens of thousands of temporary foreign workers who’ve been working in Canada for at least four years will have to leave the country or face deportation. Starting Wednesday, April 1st, a new rule limits how long people can stay in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. CCTV’s Kristiaan Yeo filed this report from Toronto.

Temp. foreign workers in Canada will have to leave for years

Temp. foreign workers in Canada will have to leave for years

Tens of thousands of temporary foreign workers who've been working in Canada for at least four years will have to leave the country or face deportation. Starting Wednesday, April 1st, a new rule limits how long people can stay in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. CCTV's Kristiaan Yeo filed this report from Toronto.

Highlights:

  • Canada will impose the “four-in-four-out” rule that will require thousands of temporary foreign workers, who’ve been in Canada for at least four years, to leave the country and not return for another four years.
  • The migrant workers alliance wants permanent residence given to all existing foreign workers and to any that arrive in future.

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Demetrios Papademetriou on immigration issues

Demetrios Papademetriou on immigration issues

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