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Mapping Migration from the Americas: Exploring Migration Flows to Canada from Latin America and the Caribbean

Date and time

2011.03.25, 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
C2 WORKSHOP | ATELIER (English | Anglais) Junior Ballroom B - Level 3 - North Tower | Niveau 3 - Tour Nord

The workshop will introduce a web-based mapping tool that uses GIS technology to examine and analyze migration data alongside social and economic data. The Mapping Migration Project displays migration flows in new and innovative ways, connecting valuable information and fresh perspectives to inform and provide options for new policy agendas.

Organizer | Organisateur
Tania Shephard, Canadian Foundation For The Americas (FOCAL)
Jenna Hennebry, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)


Tania Shephard, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), Jenna Hennebry, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)
Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to Gain a New Understanding of Labour Mobility between Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Janet McLaughlin, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jamaican Labour Migration: Mapping Movement, Development and Health

James Restrepo, University of Western Ontario, Jenna Hennebry, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)-Mediated Labour Migration from Latin America to Canada

Naveen Mehta, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada)
The Role of Unions in Responding to the Movements of Migrant Workers

Jill Bucklaschuk, University of Manitoba
Temporary Migration and Transitions to Permanency: Experiences of Foreign Workers in Manitoba

Chair | Modérateur
Tania Shephard, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)

Discussant | Commentateur
Jenna Hennebry, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre






Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Right to unionize, Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, and Determination fair wages and labour shortage

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, México, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, America - Central & Caribbeans, America - South, Federal, Guatemala, Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia, and Equator