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First set of temporary foreign worker permits expire

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Today is the day that Temporary Foreign Worker permits expire for those who have been in Canada for more than four years.

Labour market analysts have estimated that the country will lose thousands of TFWs in the next few weeks and months, particularly in Alberta.

However, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has not divulged exactly how many are about to lose their work visas.

Alberta had roughly 41,000  temporary foreign workers at the end of 2013, and it’s estimated more than 8,000 will be gone by July 2016.

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1,000 who applied for permanent residency have been given an extra year while they wait to be processed.

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