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Report/Press release

The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada, 2003




UFCW Canada


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

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

Geographical focuses

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