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Temporary Worker Programs and Citizenship in Canada I: Are restrictions of rights and freedoms for temporary foreign workers demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society?

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2009.03.20, 4:00 AM

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Metropolis 2009 - Calgary

Title: Temporary Worker Programs and Citizenship in Canada I: Are Restrictions of Rights and Freedoms for « Low-Skilled » Workers Demonstrably Justified in a Free and Democratic Society?

Workshop/Poster Submitter: Eugenie Depatie-Pelletier

Co-Organizers: Khan Rahi

Research Priority Area: Citizenship and social, cultural and civic integration

Length of Workshop: 90 min

Language: English

Description:
Canada has become the temporary but long-term place of work and residence for an increasing number of temporary workers. In 2007, 165,198 temporary workers were admitted, compared to 131,248 who entered permanently under the economic class. Canada is known as a country that provides effective pathways to citizenship because of its immigration point system, citizenship policy, and high rates of naturalization. At the same time, temporary worker programs have increasingly been implemented across the country as a means of managing sectoral labour markets. The role of temporary workers, many of whom remain present in their workplaces and communities year after year without permanent status, raises questions about citizenship and integration in Canada. Questions include : How and why some rights and freedoms are denied to some of the workers under work permit? What are the direct implications of these restrictions for involved workers, communities and labour standards? This first part of a 2-session workshop will bring perspectives of researchers, community workers and organized labour on the main short-term legal and labour-market implications of temporary worker programs.

Chair : Khan Rahi, Community-Based Researcher & Management Consultant

Part I : Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms : Justifiable in a « free and democratic society » ?

Speaker / Présentateur 1 Information
Name / Nom : Depatie-Pelletier, Eugénie
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms and Constitutional Law
Affiliation / Affiliation : Law, University of Montréal
Email / Courriel : eugenie.pelletier@umontreal.ca

Speaker / Présentateur 2 Information
Name / Nom : Mehta, Avnish
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms: Implications for front-line community workers
Affiliation / Affiliation : Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Email / Courriel : tfworkers@ccis-calgary.ab.ca

Speaker / Présentateur 3 Information
Name / Nom : Petra Okeke
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms : Policy implications
Affiliation / Affiliation : Calgary’s Poverty Reduction Coalition
Email / Courriel : petra.okeke@calgaryunitedway.org

Speaker / Présentateur 4 Information
Name / Nom : Sinclair, Jim
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms: BC Fed of Labour’s perspective
Perspective
Affiliation / Affiliation : British Columbia Federation of Labour
Email / Courriel : exec@bcfed.ca

Speaker / Présentateur 5 Information
Name / Nom : Mehta, Naveen P.
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms: UFCW’s perspective
Affiliation / Affiliation : United Food and Commercial Workers
Email / Courriel : naveen.mehta@UFCW.ca

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Part II : Implications of restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms : What to learn from past experiences of TFWs in agriculture?

Speaker / Présentateur 6 Information
Name / Nom : Gayet, Anne-Claire
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Restrictions of Agricultural TFWs’ rights and freedoms and ILO’s conventions
Affiliation / Affiliation : Law, Université de Montréal
Email / Courriel : anne-claire.gayet@umontreal.ca

Speaker / Présentateur 7 Information
Name / Nom : Tomic, Patricia (co-authors R. Trumper & L. Aguiar)
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : The Social Cost of 'Healthy' Agriculture: The Differential Rights of Migrant Workers in
the Okanagan
Affiliation / Affiliation : Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Email / Courriel : patricia.tomic@ubc.ca

Speaker / Présentateur 8 Information
Name / Nom : Shaghayegh Yousefi, Charlene
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : Protecting Mexican Farm Workers: A Review of Housing Health and Safety Standards
Affiliation / Affiliation : Simon Fraser University
Email / Courriel : syousefi@sfu.ca

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Part III : Generalizing restrictions of TFWs’ rights and freedoms : the new federal immigration policy

Speaker / Présentateur 9 Information
Name / Nom : Valiani, Salimah
Presentation Title / Titre de la présentation : The Shift in Canadian Immigration Policy and Unheeded Lessons
of the Live-in Caregiver Program
Affiliation / Affiliation : Independant researcher
Email / Courriel : well_13905@yahoo.com

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Calgary

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Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Iba

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Mambabatas, Mamamahayag, and Mananaliksik

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Karapatang magpalit ng employer, Karapatan na pumili ng kanilang lugar ng paninirahan, Kanan upang ayusin ang, Labour Standards, Access sa permanenteng katayuan, Pabahay pamantayan, Pagpapasiya ng disenteng suweldo at shortages ng paggawa, Pamantayan para sa pagpili ng mga manggagawa (im) migrante, Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (kasarian), Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (bayang pinanggalingan), Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (panlipunang katayuan), Karapatan sa kalayaan, Karapatan sa karangalan, and Karapatan sa pagiging pribado

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Alberta

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