If there is one thing that we’re constantly espousing on our blog, it’s our disdain for Canadian companies that choose to outsource things like customer call centres to other countries, taking valuable jobs away from Canadians and giving them to other countries in the name of cutting costs and maximizing profit.
Being in business, we are fully aware of the need to be profitable, but we also believe in being a contributor to a healthy and robust local, provincial and national economy.
Unfortunately, many companies in this country only believe in the profit part and don’t really care about contributing to the economy at all.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was some kind of quick reference guide that you could check to see if a company is sending jobs overseas so you could easily avoid dealing with that company?
The Government of Canada’s Open Government Portal allows anyone to suggest a dataset they’d like to see created and someone has suggested that Industry Canada create a list of Canadian companies that outsource jobs overseas.
That’s a list we’d be interested in perusing to see if there are any companies we’d like to stop dealing with.
You can give your support to the idea by clicking on the thumbs up button (although we’re not actually sure if that does anything or if it’s just a placebo button to click on … our money is definitely on placebo, though).
If you want to do more than just click a glorified “like” button, you can actually register for an account and make a comment supporting the idea.
The status of this project is “In Progress,” so we’re hoping that means it’s been started already.
Visit the Open Government page to lend your support to a dataset of Companies that Outsource. If there are other datasets you want to see, you can also suggest them.
Is there any information you want to see the government compile for our benefit? Let us know in the comments.