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Report/Press release

The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada, 2004




UFCW Canada


Over the past several years, UFCW Canada (the United Food and Commercial Workers union) has delivered support services, information, training, and advocacy to thousands of migrant farm
workers working in Canada through the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, or CSAWP. UFCW Canada operates fi ve regional Migrant Worker Support Centres. Four are located in Ontario in Leamington, Simcoe, Bradford, and Virgil, and one is in Québec in St-Rémi. Th rough
the work of these centres, UFCW Canada has compiled information and documentation regarding the CSAWP from the migrant farm workers’ perspectives and experiences, elements of which are detailed in the following pages.

Series title

UFCW The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers and General farm workers

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

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

Geographical focuses

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