According to the new Canada West Foundation report, the new reduced cap imposed on employers to reduce the number of low skilled temporary foreign workers at a work site, will negatively affect our western provinces, and in particular, Alberta.

According to the new regulations, Canada must reduce the number of foreign workers coming into the country by 16,278. According to the report, half of that reduction will happen in Alberta – the province with a higher jobless rate.

The report indicates that “the loss of foreign workers will leave employers with limited options.” But also assumes that employer will be able to adapt to these new changes by bringing underrepresented populations into the workforce, which will require government sponsored support and training.

The report goes to suggest that the new TFW program would be more beneficial if it adjusted to the unemployment state in areas where there are fewer available worker.

To red the full report, please click here.