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The Caribbean Migrant Farm Worker Programme in Ontario: Seasonal Expansion of West Indian Economic Spaces

Date

1992

Authors

R. G. Cecil

Abstract

Individual characteristics & earning levels of Caribbean migrant workers participating in the Canadian Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services, established in 1966, are examined, based on a 1987 questionnaire survey of 297 farm workers in Ontario, & anthropological observations conducted in 1987/88. Findings show that migrant workers are able to plan life strategies based on the recurrent opportunities to work in Ontario; they are perceived as nomads, able to extend their geographic space. The minimal weekly wage of $250 per worker is considered a highly effective form of foreign aid, & there are benefits for Ontario's economy as well. 14 Tables, 15 References. I. Shagrir

Journal title

International Migration/Migrations Internationales/Migraciones Internationales

Volume

30

Issue

1

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers and General farm workers

Content types

Statistics on work and life conditions

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

Regional relevance and National relevance

Spheres of activity

Economics and Sociology

Languages

English