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Canada’s unions calling for greater protections and supports for migrant workers

December 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for improved conditions for migrant workers in this country, particularly in the face of the ongoing climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent state of emergency in British Columbia (BC) is the latest example of the clear and increasingly disastrous impacts of our global climate crisis. Communities across the province…
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Federal government must take immediate action to protect migrant workers from COVID-19

December 10, 2021
The Auditor General released a scathing report yesterday on the alarming lack of protective measures for migrant agricultural workers in Canada. The findings of the report verified the concerns that Canada’s unions have raised repeatedly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the more than 79,000 workers migrant workers who have…
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Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA

July 30, 2021
**NOTE THAT DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, THE CLC IS CURRENTLY WAIT LISTING NEW APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAM. THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED TO GET ON THE CLC’S WAITING LIST OR FOR APPLICATION PROCESSING AT THE CLC.**   Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proud to be working with…
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Canada’s unions condemn anti-Asian racism and urge solidarity with Asian communities

April 30, 2021
This Asian Heritage Month, Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with Asian workers and communities by calling for an end to anti-Asian racism. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified historical xenophobic, anti-Asian sentiment and rhetoric, which has resulted in increased violence against members of Asian communities. Live data from Fight COVID Racism shows that from March 10, 2020 to mid-April 2021, there…
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Canada’s unions welcome increased federal immigration targets

October 30, 2020
Ottawa – Canada’s unions are applauding the federal government’s announcement today that it plans to welcome more than 1.2 million immigrants to Canada over the next three years. The proposed plan will bring skilled workers, family members and refugees to Canada between 2021 and 2023. “For many years, Canada’s unions have called on the government to increase immigration targets. We…
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Canada’s unions say marginalized workers must not be forgotten during pandemic

March 20, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by calling on the federal government to protect the rights of marginalized workers and refugees as part of its COVID-19 response. Migrant workers, undocumented people, people living on low-incomes, international students, racialized workers and refugees are particularly vulnerable to the health fallout of the current pandemic, as…
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Canada’s unions applaud pilot project offering greater protection to migrant workers

July 12, 2019
Canada’s unions welcome a new three-year agri-food pilot program which will provide an additional 2,750 permanent residency opportunities for temporary foreign workers engaged in the sector, particularly in the meat industry. The proposed program, announced today by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, is open to full-time non-seasonal agricultural migrant workers and will help give them a pathway to permanent residency. “The…
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Better Pay and Benefits

December 20, 2018
When working people join together in unions to bargain for better wages and benefits, we help create a more just, prosperous and equitable society.
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October 7 is the World Day for Decent Work

October 5, 2017
October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action for decent work. What is “decent work”? Access for all workers to quality jobs, dignity, equality, and safe working conditions. Putting workers at the centre of development and giving them a voice in what they do.…
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Canada’s unions release migrant worker video to mark Human Rights Day

December 9, 2016
To mark Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions released a new video to raise awareness of the human rights issues faced by migrant workers in our country. The video tells the story of an agricultural worker who must leave her home and family behind to work long hours in isolated and dangerous conditions – a situation faced by many migrants entering…
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