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Report/Press release

Acute shortage of caregivers in Canada

Date

2004-11-20

Authors

Bureau of Working Conditions, Republic of the Philippines, Department of Labour and Employment

Abstract

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Philippines) and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin had a one-on-one meeting at the 21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) Annual Summit in Santiago. The Filipinos hope they talked about the conditions of the domestic workers in Canada towards a better protection of their rights. The Community Alliance for Social Justice made recommandations to the canadian government to change the LCP including: 1) granting immediate permanent residence status to caregivers; 2) making the live-in requirement with employers optional; 3) regulating and monitoring recruitment and employment; and 4) increasing support for immigrant and caregiver rights groups.

Number of pages

2

Responsible institution

Bureau of Working Conditions, Republic of the Philippines, Department of Labour and Employment

Keywords

Domestic Workers, Philippines, work conditions, rights, Filipinos, protection

Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Content types

Policy analysis and Current Policy

Geographical focuses

Federal and Philippines

Languages

English