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  • 02
    Jul

    COVID-19 has exacerbated migrant workers’ conditions and enforced distinctions on national lines - COMPAS - compas.ox.ac.uk

    TFW research has showed how COVID-19 has exacerbated national differences between migrants and the Candian population.

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  • 01
    Jun

    New research reveals inadequate housing, overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic for Temporary Foreign Workers in P.E.I.

    Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 and Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island is the first report in a series of research projects by the Migrant Workers in the Canadian Maritimes partnership. Using desk research and 15 interviews with migrant workers to explore how COVID-19 has affected their health and safety, Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home reveals:

      • Housing and workplace violations
      • Unscrupulous staffing practices
      • Overcrowded and inadequate housing conditions
      • Lack of health coverage and medical insurance
      • Increased surveillance related to COVID-19 and decreased personal freedoms

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  • 28
    APR

    Migrant Workers’ Safety Concerns Should be a Pandemic Priority / verfassungsblog.de

    More than a year into the pandemic, the right of farms and meat processing plants in the West to continue to operate productively is more important than the safety of Eastern Europeans workers who risk getting infected.

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  • 04
    MAR

    Profits trump COVID-19 protections for migrant seafood workers in Atlantic Canada / theconversation.com

    The health and well-being of temporary foreign workers in the seafood industry in Atlantic Canada are disregarded in favour of business and economic concerns.

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  • 07
    MAY

    "From disposable to indispensable: providing foreign migrant workers with a pathway to permanent residency" / hilltimes.com

    Canada could go one step further and grant all overseas workers permanent resident status.

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  • 04
    MAY

    "New Brunswick debate on migrant workers leaves a lot to be desired" / rabble.ca

    Either migrant workers should have access to permanent residency so they can benefit from the same rights as the resident population, or the TFW program should be scrapped altogether.

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  • 16
    APR

    "COVID-19 and Disposable Migrant Workers" / verfassungsblog.de

    If people are good enough to work they should be good enough to be cared for.

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  • 09
    OCT

    "Foreign workers should be eligible to apply for permanent residence prior to or upon arrival to Canada" / rabble.ca

    On Thanksgiving we gather with family and friends and often we acknowledge the delicious bounty that's before us. But what about the temporary foreign workers who tend to and harvest this food?

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  • 14
    NOV

    "Changing Hands: Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island" / cooperinstitute.ca

    This community research report published by Cooper Institute in 2012 identifies the various federal programs governing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and how these are manifested in PEI

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