According to a report in the Star, there are about 54,000 migrant workers in Canada doing work Canadian-born workers won’t do because they simply won’t do the heavy lifting.
As millions of Canadians tucked into recently harvested edibles to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s worth noting that the abundant bounty on our tables wouldn’t be there if not for thousands of migrant workers from the Caribbean and Mexico.
Clearly, there are jobs in the agriculture sector while at the same time, welfare rates in provinces such as Ontario and Newfoundland have soared.
Too many able-bodied, unemployed young Canadians are accepting welfare cheques from the state. But rather than encourage them to get off welfare, certain jurisdictions seem to make the idea of staying on welfare a more enticing alternative.
I don’t begrudge the thousands of migrant workers who toil so hard and who literally help us put food on our tables.
As it stands now, what would we do without them?
But I really question why people who are able to work will not work and we reward them for opting out.