Migrant Workers in Ontario: A report card to evaluate protection for migrant workers

Ontario members of the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) and CAW – Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy @ Ryerson University invite you to the launch of  Migrant Workers in Ontario (and Canada)

Registration click here
WHERE:     Ryerson Student Centre (Oakham House)
Layton Room (2nd floor)
63 Gould Street Toronto
(Yonge and Dundas)

WHEN:       THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
10:00 AM-12:00 NOON

Featuring: Loly Rico (President, Canadian Council for Refugees), Catherine Manuel (Caregivers Action Centre), Chris Sorio (Migrante Canada) and representatives from other migrant justice groups.


Please RSVP to amy@ocasi.org or epanlaqui@thorncliffe.org


The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) issued in May 2013 a series of report cards, summarizing the approaches of the provincial and federal governments in protecting the rights of migrant workers in the “low-skilled” streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Ontario has a lot of work to do particularly in the following areas: (1) extend the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act to all migrant workers; (2) implement a registration system for employers and recruiters to better detect exploitation; (3) proactive enforcement of employment standards; (4) provide pathways to permanent residence for all migrant workers in collaboration with the federal government.

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