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Canada's program to admit low-skilled temporary foreign workers was debated in summer 2014. The Employment Ministry in June 2014 announced that fast-food, retail and hotel industries could not obtain new low-wage, low-skilled temporary foreign workers if the jobless rate in their region exceeds six percent. Canadian employers can have a maximum of 30 percent temporary foreign workers in 2014, 20 percent in 2015, and 10 percent in 2016.
Some 25,000 Canadian employers hire temporary foreign workers, and migrants are half or more of the employees in 1,100 Canadian workplaces.