Todays Job Market in General Helicopter Operations Posted April 3, 2012 · Report reply Whitestone, I'll have to disagree with your statement on the government side. Having had a direct and ongoing involvement with HRDC and Immigration Canada, I can assure you that our government takes this issue as it pertains to our little industry very seriously. Temporary foreign worker program facing changes CBC News Posted: Mar 30, 2012 3:46 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012 3:12 PM ET (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press) Changes hinted at in Thursday's federal budget will require employers who bring in temporary workers to ensure that they've more thoroughly scoured the local labour force before turning to workers from outside Canada. "The government will look at ways to ensure that businesses have made all reasonable efforts to recruit from the domestic labour force before accessing the temporary foreign worker program," the budget says. It's not more specific than that. A spokesperson in the office of Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said further details will be provided in the next few months. The issue could affect employers who bring in thousands of foreign temporary workers to fill occupations as diverse as live-in caregivers and seasonal agricultural workers, as well as some workers in the construction and resource industries. The temporary foreign worker program lets Canadian employers hire foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages "when Canadians and permanent residents are not available," according to the program's guidelines. Employers who want to bring in foreign workers must satisfy a number of conditions.