A health care worker gives a vaccine to a patient

Vaccine Access Needed for Migrant Workers and Undocumented

A coalition of 270 organizations asks Ottawa to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to migrant workers and undocumented residents, without them having to fear detention or deportation.

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caregiver Hessed Torres and her daughter. Hessed Torres is also a migrants and womens advocate

The Legacy of Canada’s Caregiver Policies: Part II

The legacy of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) is rife with complaints of abuse and exploitation, despite successive revisions to the original guidelines. This piece focuses on the changes in caregiver policies over the years—and the practices that continue to persist. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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Photo of a young woman with her hands to her face, with a person patting her on the shoulder in a gesture of sympathy. Mental health, visa

Immigration Canada Reports Rise in Suicide Calls from Visa Applicants

Visa applicants reaching out to Immigration Canada are increasingly expressing intentions of suicide because of pandemic-related processing delays.

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Caregiver, Canada, immigration

The Legacy of Canada’s Caregiver Policies: Part I

The legacy of the Live-in Caregiver Program is rife with complaints of abuse and exploitation, despite successive revisions to the original guidelines. This is one of two articles that takes a look at Canada’s policies around hiring foreign caregivers, and its impact on the individuals who come here to work. These are part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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A joung woman carrying a textbook in a classroom.

Valentine’s Surprise for Migrant Workers and International Students

Facing plunging immigration levels, Canada is opening its doors wider to attract and retain skills and talent from around the world.

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Photo of Inglenook Community School in Toronto, Black History Month

How the Underground Railroad Succeeded Thanks to Lack of Immigration Law

The Underground Railroad is often in the spotlight during Black History Month, but there is one little-discussed aspect that allowed the railroad to function and enabled Thornton Blackburn, his wife Lucie, and many other Black slaves to seek refuge in Canada: the fact that the country did not have a formal immigration law until 1869.

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