The federal government is caught between a rock and a bigger rock when it comes to foreign workers. Small businesses and large companies are desperate for foreigners because they say Canadians are unwilling to butcher animals, tend to bees, clean hotel rooms or serve coffee.
But a Nanos Research poll, released Sept. 1, indicates most Canadians are hostile to foreign workers.
Nanos and the Globe and Mail found that 45 percent of respondents oppose allowing temporary foreign workers into the country if Canadians are qualified for those same jobs and looking for work.
About 29 percent of Canadians somewhat oppose foreign workers, 17 percent somewhat support and only seven percent support the idea.
Source: Nanos Survey