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Report/Press release

The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada, 2003

Date

2003

Authors

UFCW Canada

Abstract

UFCW Canada – the United Food and Commercial Workers union – presents this
third annual report on the status of migrant farm workers in Canada brought here
under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program. We have outlined the
continuing difficulties migrant farm workers encounter in their living and working conditions. The report includes recommended actions for the federal government to undertake to address and resolve these issue

Series title

UFCW The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Health and safety at work, Social security, (Im)migrant workers selection criteria, Right to equality (gender), Health care & social services, Family reunification, Status regularization procedures, Right to unionize, Newcomers integration programs, Right to proper information, Remittances and co-development programs, Legal aid, Determination fair wages and labour shortage, Right to liberty, Right to choose place of residence, Access to permanent status, Migration expenses reimbursement mechanisms, Impartial hearing before deportation, Right to change employer, Recrutement / placement agencies, Trips abroad and re-entries, Labour standards, Housing standards, Right to dignity, Free employment services, Right to equality (social status), Employment insurance, Right to equality (national origin), and Right to privacy

Geographical focuses

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

Languages

English