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Is better good enough? Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program




Shayna Buhler


This online article assesses Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program and the impact on the human rights of women migrants who participate in the program. It outlines the structure and requirements of the program, and examines the position of supporters and critics. The author acknowledges that the program may be beneficial for some women immigrants, but questions "whether it is acceptable for Canada to lower the standard of human rights for immigrant workers simply because they are being provided with an opportunity that is potentially beneficial to them". In the end, she recommends a re-evaluation of the program in order to ensure that the human rights of immigrant women workers are better protected.

Periodical title

Human Rights Tribune



File Attachments

Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

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

Spheres of activity

Law, Political science, and Social work