migrant worker

Advocates Call Ottawa’s PR Program “A Smokescreen”

Ottawa is granting 90,000 applicants a pathway to permanent residency to reach its immigration target this year. But the program does nothing for the migrant workers feeding the country, says one migrant justice organization

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undocumented worker

Migrant Workers: Frontline for COVID-19 Risk, but Back of the Line for Vaccines

Even as Canada increases its vaccine supply, there is no plan to vaccinate undocumented essential workers. Two undocumented workers share their stories of working under precarious conditions as they struggle to keep safe on the job during the pandemic.

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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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COVID-19, migrant workers, temporary workers, international students, Canada, farm workers, foreign workers

About “Cheap Immigrant Labour” and Student “Cash Cows”

This third edition of our special project “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy” focuses on the unique challenges faced by temporary residents, migrant workers, asylum seekers and international students.

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