The restaurant industry employs 1.2 million Canadians and is one of the largest sectors and job creators in the Canadian economy.
In select markets there are critical labour shortages and restaurant owners don't have enough applicants for available jobs. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program allows restaurants to fully staff their operations. In some markets, restaurant owners would have to scale back their business and even close their doors without these workers.
Only when restaurant owners exhaust efforts to hire Canadians, are they allowed to hire temporary foreign workers.
Temporary foreign workers help us protect ALL restaurant jobs.
The restaurant industry is committed to working with the government to ensure the integrity and responsible use of the program while protecting Canadian jobs.
Right now there is a ban on our use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
I want to protect jobs in my community - lift the ban on temporary foreign workers in the restaurant industry.
The Canadian Jobs at Risk Without Temporary Foreign Worker Access petition to Government of Canada was written by Restaurants Canada and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.