The nationwide TFW suspension, announced late in the day on April 24, will likely have a significantly negative impact on food service companies in Canada, leaving businesses unable to secure the workers they need to achieve sustained growth. Fortunately, Actyl Group can still help these companies retain their current temporary foreign workers, as well as assist many, if qualified with Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) — which are particularly strong in Canada’s western provinces.
“We fully recognize the enormous effect this ruling will have on food service businesses across the country, but we are also optimistic about our ability to help companies navigate this drastically changing employment climate,” said Dr. Linda West, president and CEO of Actyl Group. “We have always supported the idea that Canadians should have the first opportunity to fill jobs within our borders. The good news is that the outstanding Provincial Nominee Programs in the western part of the country give qualified employers the opportunity to stabilize and retain their existing TFWs. Actyl is immediately shifting its focus to help employers with this important issue.”
Actyl Group offers a wide range of immigration assistance solutions that help food service businesses and other employers support their foreign workers as these individuals transition into possible permanent resident status. This would allow employers to leverage the benefits of the PNPs as a short-term solution as they await further action at the federal level.
In addition, Actyl provides recruiting solutions for Canadian employers and immigration services for companies’ current TFW workforces. While the suspension remains in effect, the firm is still able to help employers in other industries recruit both domestic and international workers.
The suspension of the national TFW program has been largely the result of recent CBC News reports detailing the practices of singled-out employers in regards to its international workers. As a result of the announcement, food service businesses nationwide will likely face greater challenges as they seek to grow and expand, placing more pressure on Canadian workers, who will be expected to work more overtime and go without summer vacations and time off to help fill the newly created labour shortage.
“We remain wholly committed to businesses and organizations in the food service sector, Canadian workers and temporary foreign workers across the country,” said West. “We hope that the federal government swiftly reinstates the TFW program for food service employers, as this suspension represents poor public policy in the interest of economic and small business growth. Our team continues to maintain contact with both provincial and federal public officials so that we can remain completely updated on the latest and future developments. Two of the most powerful assets in a situation like this are relationships and industry knowledge — Actyl has both.”
About Actyl Group:
Actyl Group is a leader in international workforce solutions, providing customized services based on employers’ needs. The company leverages decades of industry experience and expertise, helping businesses and organizations find the Canadian and international workers they need to grow in a sustainable way. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.actyl.com.