Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta

BY SHEILA PRATT,

EDMONTON JOURNAL

EDMONTON – Thousands of  temporary foreign workers hoping to stay permanently under Alberta’s special nominee program lost their chance this fall.

The province announced last month wait times of more than two years in some categories to process applications for the 5,500 spots — and by that time any two-year work permits will have expired, making those workers’ applications invalid. “People are shocked because many were told about the provincial nominee program when they were deciding whether to come to Alberta,” said Marco Luciano of Migrante, a TFW advocacy group. Continue reading Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta