- Housing could be an issue.
- There has been a lack of cooking in P.E.I. restaurants for years, and it has just worsened.
The federal government should concentrate on protecting interim foreign employees before extending the program, says P.E.I.’s Cooper Institute.
In the news that the Island’s tourism industry received the prior week, Ottawa declared it was extending the interim foreign worker program to have seven new sectors, including housing and food services.
Even the previous summer, in a season still held down by the outbreak, P.E.I.’s tourism sector struggled to fill jobs.
The Cooper Institute, which has done multiple projects and reports flagging problems regarding how interim foreign employees are protected and treated, believes there is a need for workers but claims that if Canada must include these workers, the nation should make it easier for them to stay in the nation.
“What we consistently do call for is permanent residency, just because it sets a lot of the issues that we’re attempting to put Band-aids over,” Eliza MacLauchlan, a program coordinator with the institute, told Island Morning host Laura Chapin.
“The interim foreign worker program is holding the same bones; it’s just growing. We see folks arriving on employer-tied work access for a limited period. And what that means is it can be hard to speak out.”
Source – cbc.ca