- Date and time
2013.12.07, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
iWWorkers-Migrante, organization of Filipino woman migrants mainly caregivers is pleased to sponsor the screening of the documentary movie “The End of Immigration?” of Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy. This will take place at OISE bldg., room 5280 Univesity of Toronto from 12 to 2 PM of Saturday, December 7, 2013.
In Canada, when we think of “temporary workers,” the image that comes to mind are the seasonal agricultural workers who have been toiling in our fields for the past 40 years, or the live-in nannies and maids from the Philippines. But these days, temporary foreign workers are found in all sectors: fast food, service stations, city bus drivers in Calgary, janitors in Edmonton, and even riggers on the CBC telecommunication towers in Montreal.
Canada, a country with a reputation as a “land of immigrants,” appears to taking its cue from places like Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, places that run on temporary foreign workers.
The one-hour TV documentary The End of Immigration? uncovers a trend which is having a major impact on the type of country in which we live, one that relies increasingly on “rent-a-workers” rather than immigrants, a process that could spell the end of immigration as we know it. Today, the number of temporary workers arriving each year in Canada far exceeds the number of immigrants.
By comparing the situation of these temporary workers with that of their own parents who arrived in Canada as unskilled workers in the last century, the filmmakers uncover a hidden world that’s as close as the MacDonald’s on the corner. And they ask the crucial question: is this the kind of society we want to build?
Filmed in collaboration with community groups, unions and advocates across Canada and internationally, The End of Immigration? takes the pulse of a movement challenging the system that turns workers into global commodities.
In connection with this, a door ticket of $5 is requested as a donation for the victims of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines. This is part of the ongoing solicitation for the relief operation of Sagip Migrante’s operation migrants, aid to compatriots program initiated by Migrante International, the global alliance of Filipino migrants/immigrants and Migrante Canada and its member organizations across Canada.
Meanwhile, please accept in advance our heartfelt thanks for your compassion and generosity for the thousands of victims of this calamity.
Attached herewith is the poster with details of the movie screening. Below is the link to check the movie trailer.
University of Toronto, OISE building, room 5280
- Economic sectors
Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, and General farm workers
- Content types
- Target groups
(Im)migrants workers, Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks
- Geographical focuses
English, Spanish, and Tagalog