Alberta – Changes to TFW Program

In order to make more jobs available to unemployed Albertans, Alberta is limiting the number of and type of jobs available through the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program by adding occupational categories to their “Refusal to Process” list.

Affected are 475 occupations in sectors such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Food Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Technical Services
  • Scientific
  • “Professional”

Note that with the additions mentioned above, there will be a small number of specialized occupations in Care giving, Technology and some “Signature” that will remain unaffected that currently rely heavily on temporary foreign works in order to fill employment gaps.