RBC executives told managers: “You can only hire a Canadian if you can show that iGATE can’t supply the worker for you,”... a current RBC manager told CBC's Kathy Tomlinson.
This only confirms what Marjorie Mong, VP, head of Application Services at RBC, said back in 2008 :
Originally, RBC viewed iGATE “as an added resource,” says Mong. Now the bank is pushing iGATE “to go out and earn the business from project managers.” The supplier has set up delivery managers for every RBC executive platform “to establish a relationship and get more business.”Also Jason Trussell, vice president and regional manager responsible for iGATE’s buyers in Canada, again in 2008 :
RBC’s offshore projects have increased tenfold since signing a contract with iGATE [in 2005]. Originally we worked on offshoring projects for two groups in RBC applications. Today every department in the group sends us work.”Two former iGate workers - who said they were brought in to work at RBC under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program but now have new jobs and permanent resident status in Canada - told CBC they were among "200 Indian nationals shuttled back and forth between Canada and India between 2008 and 2012."
In 2008, the U.S. Justice Department fined iGATE $45,000 for discriminating against US citizens by placing 30 ads for computer programmers that “expressly favoured” people holding a temporary foreign worker visa.
Up here in Canada, the Royal Bank evidently performs that service internally on behalf of iGATE.
Update : Table from the Progressive Economics Forum in 2012:
Nearly 30% of net new jobs in Canada from 2007 to 2011 were filled by temporary foreign workers.
In 2012, nearly 200,000 temporary foreign worker positions were approved under 'positive labour market opinions' ; 22% of them went to the food and accommodation industry.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives called The Economic McAction Plan.
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