Canada Announces Changes To Temporary Foreign Workers Scheme, Ghanaian Students Affected

Canada Announces Changes To Temporary Foreign Workers Scheme, Ghanaian Students Affected

  • Canada is considering limiting the number of temporary foreign workers in the country
  • The move, according to Immigration Minister Marc Miller, is to check population growth and the housing crisis
  • The country said the new measure will take place in 2024 as it fashions out the new method

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Canada’s Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, has disclosed that the country may impose restrictions on temporary foreign workers beginning January 2024 to manage population growth and the housing crisis in the country.

The reforms would affect international students, including Nigerians and other foreign workers.

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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau's government moves to make changes to TFW Credit: Bloomberg/Contributor
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Canada moves to control population explosion

Miller announced this during a press briefing as he unveiled plans to limit the entry of temporary foreign workers into the country.

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Miller expressed concerns about the current system, which has been unchecked, and emphasized the need for a controlled and balanced approach.

The programme comprises persons who come to Canada for temporary employment in particular occupations, including skilled professionals, agricultural workers, and seasonal employees.

These workers hold limited work permits and are only automatically eligible for permanent residency if they meet certain conditions.

According to reports, the reforms aim to manage the influx of the housing crisis, as Miller indicates that the reforms would be made early next year to address the increase in temporary foreign workers.

Miller stated that he is not targeting specific groups but wants to address the broader impacts of an overstretched system.

Boy relocates to Canada, three friends fume

Earlier, reported that a Ghanaian man got his friends angry after he relocated to Canada without giving them prior notice.

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Taking to TikTok, the young man @prettyboystanley shared voice notes of how his friends reacted after informing them he was no longer in Ghana.

Surprisingly, all his three friends became very angry with some even threatening to end their friendship with because of his action prior to leaving the country.

Although his reason for keeping his travel a secret was not disclosed, the young man apologized to his friends for his action.

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