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Foreign workers face being sent home over work permit snarl

posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:47 PM by Milorad Borota
Published On Sun Jan 29 2012 Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter

Thousands of temporary foreign workers are at risk of losing their permission to work in Canada and being sent home — ironically, just as Ottawa is fast-tracking work permit processing.

Since November, many foreigners working in skilled jobs and trades in Canada have had their renewal applications rejected. Some are being forced to collect wages under the table while trying to restore their work status.

Legal experts blame the chaos on two government departments being badly out of sync in processing the documents required to get a temporary work permit.

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