“The Chamber has been consistently advocating to government for changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.” said Wendy Drake, President of the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce, “We are pleased to see that the federal government is considering the unique needs of seasonal business owners and have taken these positive first steps to allow them to hire the necessary talent to help their operations thrive.”
In past, the Chamber has held roundtable meetings with member businesses to discuss their labour market issues. Many employers have expressed challenges in hiring individuals who are prepared and ready to work and thus have resorted to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to maintain their operations. The Chamber encourages the federal government to consider the impact on businesses across all sectors as they conduct a full review of the program.
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the “Voice of Business” on economic issues for its 975 members, representing more than 17,500 employees in small, medium and large enterprises in the capital region. For further information on the Chamber, visit the website atwww.charlottetownchamber.com or call 902-628-2000.