Ottawa Must Deal With All Immigration Fraud, Not Just TFW Fraud
Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, is currently dealing with a Temporary Foreign Worker firestorm that broke out in Victoria, and is now spreading across the country. But there are probably hundreds of thousands of other immigration fraud cases. The biggest fraud of all is taking an average of 250,000 immigrants per year for the past 23 years and now allowing another 500,000 TFW’s to work here.
The fraud TFW’s now receiving attention were employed at a McDonald’s franchise. The owner was guaranteeing full work shifts to the TFW’s, but denying the same work to Canadians.
In the past week , he said : “Our Government will not tolerate any abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Any employer found to have broken the rules will face serious consequences. Our message to employers is clear and unequivocal – Canadians must always be first in line for available jobs.
“On April 3, 2014, I became aware of very serious allegations that a McDonald’s franchise owner in Victoria, British Columbia broke the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. I immediately ordered my officials to begin an urgent investigation to determine the facts.
“Within 24 hours of becoming aware of these allegations, inspectors from my department did an on-site inspection at the location in Victoria and I suspended all labour market opinions and work permits in process for this franchise pending the outcome of the investigation. The labour market opinions and work permits were suspended as I have reasonable grounds to believe that this employer provided Employment and Social Development Canada with false, misleading or inaccurate information.
“If the investigation determines that this franchise owner broke the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, I will permanently revoke their existing labour market opinions, and prevent the employer from hiring more temporary foreign workers.”
We repeat : There are probably hundreds of thousands of other immigration fraud cases. The biggest fraud of all is taking an average of 250,000 immigrants per year for the past 23 years and now allowing another 500,000 TFW’s to work here. Here are comments from three Canadians who have experienced the results of these policies :
(1) From M.M. : Last Year’s RBC Scandal Continues
I just want to applaud your efforts in spreading the truth re immigration in Canada. I am a 31-year old IT worker in New Brunswick. Three times during my career, employers have replaced me with Temporary Foreign Workers who are paid low wages. I am appalled by this and support any movement that will slow down these efforts. In my opinion, TFW’s are just worsening our economy
It is disgraceful in my opinion to see so many TFW’s working in New Brunswick at even fast food outlets, despite the high rate of unemployment here.
At this point, I have to relocate to Ontario for employment, and am hoping this TFW mess does not follow me there and affect me as badly.
(2) From S.G. : It Seems Even Working For Free Is Next To Impossible.
Currently I am working at 2 minimum wage jobs because employers do not want to hire full time or pay for benefits. I’m also enrolled in a post-secondary institution full-time. Recently, I decided I could improve the look on my resume (despite the fact I was named employee of the month, etc.) by having some volunteering experience in a hospital or animal shelter/SPCA/ in Surrey. I must have applied for AT LEAST 50 different volunteer positions for volunteer opportunities. I got no response. It seems even working for free is next to impossible.
Why has this corrupted province downgraded itself to the point where citizens have to spend an hour filling out a questionnaire, submit a resume, and write a cover letter to VOLUNTEER and constantly update a profile? I have NO criminal record. I am an A and B student. I already have great references from work, I wanted to volunteer in the hospital not only because it relates to the program I am taking, but also because I wanted to give back to the community and meet new people. But of course, opportunities are on the verge of extinction. There is too much competition to even work for FREE. Furthermore, the government is continuing to draw in more immigrants by falsely saying that B.C. has a looming labour shortage.
So I contacted Work BC a few days ago to see if they could help me find a job in Surrey where I live so I don’t have to drive all the way to next-door Langley for peanuts and spend a fortune on gas. They said if I work 20 hrs a week or more, I cannot receive their assistance. I said WHAT? How the HELL am I supposed to LIVE on minimum wage and work only 20 HOURS A WEEK. That’s not the only problem. To minimize labour costs, employers can reduce the hours of part-time employees whenever they want!! No wonder so many people resort to WELFARE. Why would someone work if he is making only 100 bucks more than a welfare recipient?
All of my work-mates (all between ages 30 and 60) are immigrants. They say there are very few jobs here and do not want to go back to school. They are satisfied with doing a job a 14 year old could do, but ultimately, this robs kids of first time jobs/money. That’s why I am moving to Alberta after I graduate, and hopefully will find a stable full time job before unnecessary immigrants conquer that province too.
(3) From L.S. : If You Want To Be Wealthy, Go to Canada and Sponsor Your Parents.
I have enclosed a cutting from “Monsoon” , a Toronto newspaper, which states that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is going full steam to bring into Canada the parents and grandparents of immigrant Canadians. This in itself is not a bad idea.
But what has happened and what will continue to happen is that many of the parents, instead of waiting for 10 years to qualify to collect OAS payments, are manipulated by their children to fraudulently earn welfare payments within one year. They have so many tricks up their sleeves. A father and mother can earn $1800 monthly (plus other financial benefits). The children keep their parents in the basement of their houses and pocket this $1800 monthly payment.
Some parents can earn even $2400 monthly, pretending that they are separated and living separately, but in fact living together. THERE APPEAR TO BE MANY SUCH CASES.
In many Third World countries, people say “If you want to be wealthy, go to Canada and sponsor your parents.”