OTTAWA — The Canadian government has announced plans to speed up the process involved with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which should help hoteliers address Canada’s labour shortages.

“Canada’s hotel industry, which currently employs 284,000 people, is facing a nationwide labour shortage crisis,” said Tony Pollard, president of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). “With that in mind, we are particularly pleased that Ottawa will now respond to requests for skilled workers within 10 days instead of the 12 to 14 weeks it currently takes to get a Labour Market Opinion.”

The new national regulations will initially only apply to highly skilled workers, rather than semi-skilled workers, but it’s expected to eventually include other occupations.

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