Evaluating Migrant Worker Rights grades the performance of provincial and federal governments in protecting the rights of migrant workers. The report cards analyze developments of the last five years and identify government policy solutions and practical responses for migrant workers in their jurisdiction. The report cards are a tool to advocate for better protection of migrant workers’ rights federally and in each province and to inform advocates and decision-makers of the policy landscape across the country.
Traditionally a country of permanent immigration, Canada is increasingly bringing in migrant workers on a temporary basis, even though there is a long-term need. While it may offer flexible options for employers, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has serious human and social implications. Migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation because of their precarious status and lack of access to support in the form of settlement and other services.
If you are concerned about migrant workers’ rights, would like to learn more and find out how you can use these report cards, then this webinar is for you.
Tuesday 11 September, 2 – 3 pm (Eastern time)
Un webinaire en français aura lieu le mardi 11 septembre, de 15h30 à 16h30 (heure de l’Est). Cliquez ici pour plus de renseignements.
Jill Hanley, Associate Professor, McGill University School of Social Work, Montreal
Marisa Berry Méndez, Settlement Policy Director, CCR, Montreal