B.C. McDonald’s accused of abusing foreign worker program

Federal government launches investigation at fast food chain
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2014

Despite the name, the workers who serve Happy Meals at McDonald’s in British Columbia are anything but.

The company — in particular, one of the franchisee’s three locations on the west coast — has been accused of abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and of hiring out-of-country staff ahead of capable and willing Canadians.

As a result, the federal government suspended all pending foreign worker permits and blacklisted the individual franchisee from using the program until the investigation wraps up.