Temporary Foreign Workers

2211 WordsMay 9, 20149 Pages
Temporary foreign worker program – Tim Hortons Introduced in 2002 and modified in 2007, this program allows employers to hire employees in occupations that usually require at most a high school diploma or a maximum of 2 years of job specific training. Visas maybe issued for 24 months. Employers are required to cover recruitment and return airfare costs, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available, to provide medical coverage until the employee is covered under a provincial plan and to sign an employee/employer contract. The work permit is issued with reference to a specific employer. Employees generally work in sectors such as cleaning, hospitality, manufacturing, oil and gas and construction. (Elgersma, 2007) Tim…show more content…
(Beamer, 2011). Culture shock then extends to the four stages of Euphoria, disillusionment and frustration, they do try to adjust and finally intregrate. All these emotions could cause a lot of problems for the foreign workers. It should be noted that some of the tempoaray foreign workers come from high context cultures and might fond the way Canadians express themselves rather aggressive and intrussive. Communication breakdown results in misunderstanding btween the foreign workers, local workers and possibl management. This then leads to other issues which can impede interaction with local populations and create obstacles in workplaces. It also notes that tension is seen with respect to temporary foreign workers experiencing racism and harassment. Temporary foreign workers may contribute to an overall lowering of wages. Many companies rely on third-party recruiters to attract these workers, this could be problematic as the workers negotiate their contracts with the agencies and not the employers directly. Negotiation is also defined by the cultural values each party brings to the negotiating table. The expectations for outcomes, choice of personnel, and communication style of each side result from priorities that stem from the culture of the participants in the negotiation process. It is defined by the cultural values each party brings to the negotiating table. The expectations for
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