North – South Ironworker Mobility Update
July 25, 2017
From the desk of:
GVP / Executive Director of Canadian Affairs
Since fall of 2016, the offices of the Ironworker’s International General President, General Secretary and the Canadian Director have been working with various immigration authorities to actively pursue work opportunities for Canadian ironworkers with our U.S. locals and contractors who are experiencing skilled ironworker shortages.
The H-2B Temporary Worker program allows United States employers who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring Canadians to the United States to fill temporary jobs. To date this process has proven to be a complicated and rigorous journey that has not resulted in any opportunities or successes toward our goal.