Foreign Worker Policies And Economic Consequences Essay

1285 Words Jan 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Migrant workers generally encompass all workers who leave their country to work in another. Increasingly, developed countries may be experiencing shortages of workers for which migrant workers are seen as a solution that can stabilize the labour market. As well, economically stable countries may bring in workers to increase numbers in the labour force which can further advance their economy. Foreign worker programs exist mainly as a way bring in workers from abroad to alleviate labour shortages, or to boost the economy by opening jobs to a larger and willing population. Although foreign worker programs are nothing new, there have been discussions by different groups about foreign worker policies and the economic consequences which may arise from the poor regulation of employing migrant workers to the excessive dependence of countries on foreign workers. The perspectives which are researched here are policy analysts, employers, and economists. The discussion by these perspectives around these issues will be presented in addition to suggestions that can benefit the receiving of workers country’s economy.
Many policy analysts have criticized various government policies relating to foreign workers as well as subsequent policy changes which do not address the economic issues that are still present. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in Canada allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers specifically during labour shortages. Policy changes have been made between…

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