Canadian lobster processor pitching pilot project to employ more immigrants

January 10, 2017

By Undercurrentnews |

A lobster company in Nova Scotia, Canada, has pitched a pilot project to employ more immigrants, reports the Digby Courier.

Riverside Lobster International has a workforce of about 300,.

Some of those workers are temporary foreign workers.

A spokesperson for the company says they have proposed a pilot project to the government that would see a group of 20 immigrant families settling permanently in the region to work at their processing plant.

Corporate affairs officer Frank Anderson says the business advertises for workers 52 weeks of the year.

“We’re always short (on workers) and the age demographics is going to make us shorter,” he said.

Temporary foreign workers’ permits have been renewed annually in the past. The workers can be employed for a year but must have their permits renewed at the end of that time.

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