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Plus ça change?---A comparative analysis of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the pilot Foreign Worker Program for farm workers in Quebec

Petsa

2006

May-akda

Sofia Lowe

Buod

For the last 40 years, migrant farm workers from the Caribbean and Mexico have been recruited to work temporarily on Canadian farms under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). In 2002, the pilot Foreign Worker Program (FWP) for low skilled migrant workers was initiated in the province of Quebec and under this program began the recruitment of Guatemalan migrant farm workers. Since the program's start, the number of Guatemalan migrants has nearly tripled and there seems to be a decline in the number of workers hired under the SAWP in Quebec. This paper examines the FWP's development, set-up, consequences and operation alongside the SAWP and shows how the Canadian state is expanding the number and flexibility of temporary worker programs. This paper draws attention to the neo-liberal context of migrant farm labour in Canada, pointing to the ways in which Canada's federal policies governing seasonal agricultural migrants and the agricultural labour market are exploitative and racist. Key Words . migrant; agriculture; seasonal; temporary; racism; foreign labour; Foreign Worker Program; Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

Unibersidad

Ryerson University (Canada)

Antas

M.A.

Lugar ng publikasyon

Canada

Kalakip

Connections

Pang-ekonomiyang sektor

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Mga Uri ng Nilalaman

Policy analysis and Dokumentado kaso ng pang-aabuso

Target na mga grupo

Mambabatas and Mananaliksik

Regulasyon lugar

Karapatang magpalit ng employer, Karapatan na pumili ng kanilang lugar ng paninirahan, Kanan upang ayusin ang, Labour Standards, Kalusugan at Kaligtasan, Pagsasama-sama ng mga programa para sa mga bagong dating, Kalusugan at Serbisyong Panlipunan, Access sa permanenteng katayuan, and Family reunification

Geographical kaugnayan

México, Quebec, Guatemala, and Other Caribbean States

Spheres ng aktibidad

Agrikultura, Cultural Studies at Etniko, Karapatan, Human Resource Management, Pampulitika Agham, and Socioligie

Wika

Ingles