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Alberta to limit temporary foreign worker program to save jobs for Albertans

Last Updated Oct 26, 2020 at 2:44 pm EST

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is hoping to get more Albertans employed by moving to limit the number and type of temporary foreign workers it allows into the province. 

Labour and Immigration Minister Jason Copping says the province’s United Conservative government will also reduce the number of jobs for which employers can apply for temporary foreign workers. 

Copping says the cuts will save more than 1,300 jobs for Albertans.

The government has not released where it expects those jobs to be created or which professions will no longer be eligible to bring in temporary foreign workers.  

Copping says that workers in agriculture, health care, technology and emergency response won’t be affected. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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