Migrant Care Workers in Canada: Policy Changes and Future Directions

Nicole Winger As of February 2018, Canada’s migrant Caregiver Program (CP), a five-year pilot from 2014 to 2019, has been in the news with the announcement of its current program review. At the crux of this review is how the federal government will proceed with permanent residency eligibility for migrant care workers. In conducting this…

New Government, New Review: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Alyssa Wali The temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) has been a fixture in Canadian immigration policy since 1973. The program was created to fill vacant employment positions throughout Canada, although it initially was limited to allowing only foreign agricultural workers and live-in caregivers entry to Canada. However, the program has been expanded to allow low-skilled…