[Edit: Added World Bank Remittance Outflow Chart for Canada, 2005 – 2012.]
There has been a lot of negative press about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The stories are mostly about the bad employee treatment by business owners or the displacement of Canadians that they are qualified and available to fill positions being filled with TFW’s. To generalize, at the root of most news stories is deplorable human behaviour or business misuse of an otherwise well-intentioned program. If we set these more publicized situations aside for a moment, there remains very good economic and business motivations for the Federal Government to make changes to this program.