Yukon Employers Can Bypass Requirements to Accept Workers in Territory

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Territory will be able to fast-track foreign workers


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The Governments of Canada and Yukon have signed an agreement to allow the territory to recommend foreign workers to take jobs without determining if there are suitable Canadian workers or permanent residents that can fill the vacant positions.  Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, employers can only fill labour shortages with workers from abroad when a Service Canada assessment determines that there are not enough local workers to fill the positions.

The agreement involves some pilot initiatives that will address issues that specifically affect different regions of the territory.

Territory will determine which sectors are exempt

The agreement supports the idea that Yukon would be aware of its own labour needs.  Thus, the territory is able to decide which industries would be exempt from requiring local workers to fill positions.  The Government of Yukon will base its decision on which sectors are in the greatest demand.  Likely, the hospitality and mining industries will offer the exemptions.

Foreign workers won’t be exploited in territory

The mining industry could attract an abundance of workers from abroad, which raises concerns for their treatment.  However, the temporary foreign workers will still be afforded the same labour and job safety rights as Canadian workers.  The agreement will provide a framework for Canada and Yukon to bring awareness to employers and potential workers about their rights and responsibilities.

Another issue involves the workers that are currently in the territory who may be overlooked by the new agreement.  Patrick Rouble, Yukon’s Minister of Education and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources points out that the territory will still make an effort to provide work for locals.

“Our first priority is to work with underrepresented groups in Yukon to meet labour force demands and turn to temporary foreign workers when the need arises,” Rouble said of the territory’s aim.

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8 Responses to Yukon Employers Can Bypass Requirements to Accept Workers in Territory

  1. Nelson R Amansec May 7, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    I want to work in canada someday that is my dream to help my family also i wish only.

  2. imelda marabe May 15, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    how come my daughter can not come to Canada even to visit her family. How many times she applied to visit but she can’t make it. The immigration does’nt let her come to stay for just a while.
    Hope you can help.thanks.

  3. imelda marabe May 15, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    Hoping she can come even in other parts of CANADA.

  4. imelda marabe May 15, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    She is an accountant in ABUDHABI .

  5. Lus Guinocor August 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I want to live and work in Canada. How can I avail of Territory Nominee Program

  6. virginia rulloda October 5, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    i want to work in canada

  7. awais November 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    i want to get higher education in Canada.Canadian Immigration should help me in this metter.And how can i apply for student visa.
    please help me

  8. Ramon Barro Gianan March 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    I’m looking a job to support my family because we are no permanent work here in my own country. My family was monthly renting a house, pay bills(electric,water). So help me god… Thanks.

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