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Canada needs to improve its immigration channels for essential migrant workers

Canada is in dire need of more essential workers. Besides the ongoing pandemic, our population is aging rapidly. Each day, we have more elderly who need care and fewer workers to meet our employers’ needs. To address these issues, we need a proper migration channel allowing new essential workers at a variety of skill levels to come to...

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

One of the Ford government’s first acts when it was elected in June 2018 was to reverse the previous government’s improvements to the Employment Standards Act. Those changes included an increase in the minimum wage from $14 to $15 on January 1, 2019 and a commitment to adjust the minimum wage...

Canada’s immigration system is failing migrant care workers

COVID-19 has worsened the precarious, sometimes abusive working conditions for migrant care workers—most of whom are women and racialized peoples. The invisibility of care labour provided within private households, combined with insecurity created by immigration and labour...

Canada’s rules for sick and caregiving leave must be redesigned

When the pandemic hit, many workers without sick-leave benefits were forced to choose between taking unpaid time off or going to work sick and possibly spreading the virus. In the coming months, the measures to provide...

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

One of the Ford government’s first acts when it was elected in June 2018 was to reverse the previous government’s improvements to the Employment...

Canada’s rules for sick and caregiving leave must be redesigned

When the pandemic hit, many workers without sick-leave benefits were forced to choose between taking unpaid time off or going to work sick and...

Canada’s immigration system is failing migrant care workers

COVID-19 has worsened the precarious, sometimes abusive working conditions for migrant care workers—most of whom are women and racialized peoples. The invisibility of care labour...

Canada needs to improve its immigration channels for essential migrant workers

Canada is in dire need of more essential workers. Besides the ongoing pandemic, our population is aging rapidly. Each day, we have more elderly...