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Kara Manso, head of the Caregivers' Action Centre in Toronto. Photo: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Although migrant worker groups across Canada welcomed the announcement of open work permits, they said the program still doesn't end exploitation since it denies workers landed status upon arrival.
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From the migrant worker campaign for landed status, used with permission
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Ethel Tungohan | Caregivers who have been waiting years to have Canadian permanent residency applications processed held a rally in front of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada offices in Toronto this week.
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Ethel Tungohan | Advocates point out that the federal government's recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program were skewed to the interests of employers.
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Ethel Tungohan | The continued rights abuses of caregivers in Canada, now exacerbated by the "Project Guardian" initiative, are drawing much-needed attention to the Caregiver program and its need for reform.
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Redeye Collective | Project Guardian is a Canada Border Services Agency project targeting foreign caregivers in their employers' homes. Advocates say workers are being penalized for leaving exploitative workplaces.