Shortage of skilled workers

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These are "unskilled" jobs. The problem with these positions is that there is no possibility for advancement, unless you are hoping to obtain the position of "Head Chambermaid" and accept the $1/hr raise over minimum wage, after 8 years of service.

NO....I don't think that employers can find locals to do these jobs, if they do, the staff turnover is high and retraining is expensive.

TFW are keeping these low profit businesses alive. Without them, there would be no spin-off work available for bartenders and waitresses.....etc.
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alanjh595 wrote:These are "unskilled" jobs. The problem with these positions is that there is no possibility for advancement, unless you are hoping to obtain the position of "Head Chambermaid" and accept the $1/hr raise over minimum wage, after 8 years of service.

NO....I don't think that employers can find locals to do these jobs, if they do, the staff turnover is high and retraining is expensive.

TFW are keeping these low profit businesses alive. Without them, there would be no spin-off work available for bartenders and waitresses.....etc.


I don't agree with you about training period as the immigrants also stay in these jobs only until they get PR under PNP scheme & then they apply for jobs in their line of education as most of these immigrants are skilled and educated in different stream which is abundant here which causes glut in that skill locally in job market which indirectly causes our local kids who are just out of universities under paid or unemployed. The only reason employers prefer immigrants as no authority is monitoring once inside Canada if they are treated as per labour law or not, immigrant is scared to complain against the mistreatment bcoz if he complains employer will send him back & his dream of getting PR is dashed . Also he will lose the money he has paid to immigration agent for coming to Canada.
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Being a commercial driver I've seen some of these so called job postings on job sites like indeed, and kijiji.

I have 18 years experience 15 of them driving a logging truck, and a clean drivers abstract. Not to brag but I'm top tier when it comes to driving trucks. I would apply to these jobs during break up but never got replies back. No call backs or interviews. I also have excellent references. So it makes me wonder who's getting the call backs on those job postings.
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Gixxer wrote:Being a commercial driver I've seen some of these so called job postings on job sites like indeed, and kijiji.

I have 18 years experience 15 of them driving a logging truck, and a clean drivers abstract. Not to brag but I'm top tier when it comes to driving trucks. I would apply to these jobs during break up but never got replies back. No call backs or interviews. I also have excellent references. So it makes me wonder who's getting the call backs on those job postings.


exactly, but hey lets not talk about tfw program and its slave labour
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I was told today that migrant workers in Canada have been used as unwilling organ donors. This was taught to a friend of mine at some bleeding heart workshop held in Kelowna on Thursday.
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1791 wrote:I was told today that migrant workers in Canada have been used as unwilling organ donors. This was taught to a friend of mine at some bleeding heart workshop held in Kelowna on Thursday.


interesting .................... would not surprise me
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This isn't the conspiracy thread

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Even Steven wrote:
nicholas p wrote:I have been visiting Community resouce centre behind KFC in Vernon from last 3 months & have not seen a single job advertised?


That's because this is 2020, not 1987. All jobs are posted online these days.


He has got you there Nicholas :laugh:
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Any sign of the 2500 the UN plans to dump into Vernon. Where will they all live ?
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1791 wrote:Any sign of the 2500 the UN plans to dump into Vernon. Where will they all live ?


exactly............. tfw - something like this maybe https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/ ... r-refugees
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They must step right over the homeless folks when giving away these free hotel rooms .
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1791 wrote:Any sign of the 2500 the UN plans to dump into Vernon. Where will they all live ?



Not sure how you confused 300 with 2500. And that 300 is over 3 years.
But remember the min job wage attached to this program is $25 an hour.
Should be no problem finding a spot 100 a year with that type of salary.

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25 an hr is not much money to live off around here. Also. Are there really no locals to work at 25 an hr. I do not believe that for a second
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There is a skilled labor in Vernon as per the article.
$25/hr is considered a living wage in Vernon, as per the article.


Every post you have made in this thread indicates you did not read the article in question.
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1791 wrote:25 an hr is not much money to live off around here. Also. Are there really no locals to work at 25 an hr. I do not believe that for a second


Of course there is, but they're all unskilled.

Oh wait, I forgot truck drivers and forestry workers have all those transferrable tech skills companies are looking for nowadays.

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