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Canada Stops Offering Visas To Strippers
Strippers, listen up. If you were hoping to move to move Canada, you had better apply for your visa soon because the Canadian government is clamping down. Although it hasn’t officially said it isn't granting foreign strippers visas anymore, only 12 were issued in 2011. And it is, officially refusing to renew stripper visas starting next month. So hundreds of foreign women will sadly be left without the ability to legally flaunt their naughty bits.
The government’s position is that it wants to cut down on human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women. The Adult Entertainers Association, on the other hand, is upset that it will lose a large number of moneymaking workers and is worried that this will create a labor shortage.
Since temporary worker visas are typically granted to address certain “skill shortages,” it can only mean that there was at one point a national shortage of women willing and able to take off their clothes for money while teetering on 7-inch acrylic heels.
Not to take this lying down, the AEA says it will start recruiting for dancers on college campuses because “foreign students are allowed to work part time” and “dancing is a legal profession.” So, if you want to move to Canada and continue your stripping career, maybe it’s time to head back to school.