Tim Horton’s Head Office 874 Sinclair Road Oakville, Ontario L6k 271, Canada
To Whom It May Concern,
I write to you today in regards to what I perceive as your company’s misuse of the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program. I am extremely disappointed in Tim Horton’s, and I wish that I could somehow roll up a rim somewhere to make all I’ve learned become untrue. It has come to my attention that from 2007 to 2012 Tim Horton’s brought close to 15,000 temporary workers (TFW’s) into Canada. I have furthermore learned that virtually all these immigrants are from low-wage Third World Nations such as the Philippines, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan, and that the majority of these people will remain in Canada indefinitely. 
I suppose I should not be surprised that Tim Horton’s is indifferent to flooding the labour market and displacing Canadian workers looking for entry level jobs. Despite Tim’s claims of being authentically Canadian, it would seem that the real Tim Horton’s was assimilated by Wendy’s to the tune of $600 million in 1995. I know that co-founder Roland V. Joyce, Senior Chairman, came to regret the deal after selling his beloved company to the Americans. Realizing that that Wendy’s was becoming “poorly managed” he walked away from his association with the company in 2001, selling all his shares to the tune of $250 million. 
Since then, despite having a head office in Ontario, Tim Horton’s and its employees are about as Canadian as Taco Time is Mexican. This being said, I know your franchise still desperately wants to appear Canadian, to be synonymous with Canadian identity, despite its reckless disregard for real Canadian interests.
To quote a popular contemporary film:
“I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? … There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.” 
In the case of Tim Horton’s, the ‘corrupting’ problems seemed to include: finding people willing to work for minimum wage (or less than minimum in the case of TFW’s), finding people willing to accommodate a ghastly 24 hour shift schedule, and finding people willing to weather the frantic, high-stress environment that is your food preparation areas. Temporary Foreign Worker’s meet all three criterions. How convenient. How ‘fresh’ and innovative of Tim Horton’s.
Evidently TFW’s are people willing to do practically anything to leave their appalling third world slums. Who could blame them really? They are people who will concede to the abysmal wages (15% less than ordinary employees, who start at $9.95 / hr) and the difficult work conditions offered by Tim Horton’s. They are people who are simply discharged when their employment terms expire (hence a decreased dental coverage, life insurance, vision care, pension plan, or short term disability are needed). TFW’s are people who are interested in coming to Canada and staying here. They are the next best thing to modern day minions and are the ideal Tim Horton’s employees. Why pay indigenous Canadians who refuse to take Tim Horton’s trifles when a pool of wretched immigrants is ready, willing and able, right?
The problem is, while these people are here working they cause wage stagnation and income depression. They are paid a lower salary than actual Canadian Citizens competing for the same jobs. Therefore, consequentially, they are here at the expense of Canadian tax payers and wage earners. They also flood the labour market, contributing to Canadian unemployment (standing presently at approximately 7%, or 1.33 million jobless) by creating stiff competition for potential Canadian workers looking to gain a foothold in the workforce.
Furthermore, low wage jobs, such as those provided by Tim Horton’s, will by no means pay for the Canadian benefits these people absorb during their work terms. This includes health care, language upgrade assistance, child care, child education and legal aid, to name only a few. In other words: Tim Horton’s staffing convenience comes at the expense of every Canadian Citizen. The idea of hiring cut-rate foreign staff that bleeds the social system at the expense of the Canadian populace is a dreadful prospect indeed. It’s remindful of the North American trend of outsourcing its labour to China, and is equally destructive.
Another point troubling me is the fact that many of the TFW’s will simply stay behind at the cessation of their visas. As I mentioned, these people want to stay in Canada, and will stop at nothing to do so. Instead of applying to become true Canadian Citizen’s, a great many of the temporary immigrants will simply decide to not leave the country. Ottawa, incredibly, has no means of determining how many choose to stay illegally at the conclusion of their ‘temporary stay’. Canada has virtually no exit controls, and therefore the TFW program is merely exacerbating the already grossly out of control third world migration into Canada.  Tim Horton’s reliance on the program is inadvertently helping to flood Canada with unskilled useful idiots with terrible cultural ethics, most of whom can barely speak English.
And speaking of English, let’s not forget the quality of service that TFW’s provide (or in Tim Horton’s case fail to provide) during their four year stay in Canada. I have often wondered just why it is that Tim Horton’s employees can barely understand even the most rudimentary English, how it is that they have such terrible customer service, and why Tim Horton’s staff makes inane mistakes with practically every order. Now I know that it’s because many of the people Tim’s chooses to employ are throwbacks from impoverished nations. Tim Horton’s service is among the worst I have ever seen, and the quality of people employed by your company is quite simply abysmal.
To conclude, I would like to suggest that Tim Horton’s desist with its use of Temporary Foreign Workers altogether. Your company and numerous other low wage employers are undermining Canada and its indigenous work force. I myself, having examined the situation, can no longer support your organization, and am no longer willing to be a party to this wanton corruption. I cannot support a business that provides mediocre service, rendered by mediocre people who by any rational standards haven’t any right to be in Canada in the first place. Please prove me wrong by improving the standards of your company through superior hiring practices. Let Tim Horton’s become the Canadian icon it once was, and begin again to lead Canadian business through example. I and a great many others would admire the effort, and could perhaps regain an all new respect for your company.