It's time to provide permanent protection of trafficked persons
This means implementing legislative changes to ensure that there is a permanent and fundamental change in policy to protect trafficked persons.
There is currently nothing in the law to protect the human rights specifically of trafficked persons. Adding an immigration class to protect trafficked persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act would provide a clear pathway to permanent status for trafficked persons, and reinforce a human rights-based approach to protection.
Since 2006, the CCR has been calling for a legislative amendment to provide clear and permanent statuatory protection for trafficked persons in Canada. This call remains urgent especially as temporary protection remains difficult to access and other pathways to protection to not specifically address trafficked persons.
A proposal to make fundamental changes in legislation to ensure trafficked persons in Canada have permanent protection.