Foreign worker changes to 'impact' Canada seafood trade
Recent changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program could be devastating to the provincial economy, said the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association.
Last Friday, the federal government announced radical changes to the system, including allowing only 10 percent of employees at a workplace to be temporary foreign workers.
The 12 seafood processors on P.E.I. have about 1,600 positions, about a third of which are filled by temporary foreign workers, said Dennis King, executive director of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association.