The Regina office of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is welcoming federal changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program.
The CFIB says removing the four year rule, where workers had to leave the country on completion of four years, is an important first step in keeping talent in Canada.
CFIB spokesman Dan Kelly is also happy to hear Ottawa is looking to further develop pathways to permanent residency.
He says it is a terrible waste to have a foreign worker in Canada for four years, building a working relationship, only to send them back home and replace them with someone new.
CFIB is also encouraged by greater flexibility on the cap on temporary foreign workers, and see the 180 day exemption for seasonal industries as a big help in filling labour needs.