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What happens when temporary becomes permanent?

Date and time

2012.03.03, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Recent policy changes are challenging the premise of temporary labour programs as more pathways to permanent residency are established. This workshop offers a pan-Canadian perspective on transitions to permanency, highlighting implications for future immigration policy. The panel will discuss associated challenges and opportunities for immigrants, receiving communities, and Canadian society.

Organizer / Organisateur
Sarah Zell, University of British Columbia
Jill Bucklaschuk, University of Manitoba

Delphine Nakache, University of Ottawa
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Sarah Zell and Geraldina Polanco, University of British Columbia
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Naveen Mehta, UFCW Canada
UFCW Canada, Collective Bargaining, the Undoing of the TFWP

Jenna Hennebry, Wilfred Laurier University
Playing Snakes & Ladders Across the Streams: Navigating Transitions from Temporary to Permanent Residency

Lei Wang, Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Government of Manitoba

Discussant / Commentateur
Jill Bucklaschuk, University of Manitoba


14th Metropolis Conference

Venue description

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square


(Westin Harbour Castle) 1 Harbour Square






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

Policymakers, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Access to permanent status

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, and Nova Scotia