April 28, 2009

Swine Flu effect to Temporary Foreign Workers from Mexico

Although swine flu in Canada was said to may have came from Mexico, the Government of Canada is not imposing any restrictions on temporary foreign workers from Mexico.

In Canada, where some 14,000 Mexicans labor on fruit and vegetable farms, authorities said no restrictions were currently imposed on travel, although temporary workers were being screened carefully before departure from Mexico.

"We are monitoring the situation closely, and we're working closely with our federal partners to gather information and manage the impact on Canada of the evolving health situation in Mexico and determine what action is required," said Alykhan Velshi, spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.[Source]

For Mexicans who wish to work in Canada, visit www.mexico.gc.ca