Maple Leaf Foods offers to hire Syrian refugees at plants in Manitoba, Alberta

By John Cotter in CBC

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is offering to hire Syrian refugees to fill vacant jobs at two of its meat plants.

The company, like others in Canada’s meat sector, is dealing with a chronic shortage of employees that has been exacerbated by restrictions placed on the temporary foreign worker program.

“We would be very pleased and honoured to be part of the solution in terms of helping find employment for the Syrian refugees,” said Rory McAlpine, a senior vice-president at Maple Leaf.

“We have jobs available.”

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