We acknowledge that the land on which we have studied and gathered information for this project is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.
<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8052522f-2675-41c1-a3a6-2c12fdd5c70e/127-1275816_info-icon-info-icon-transparent-clipart.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8052522f-2675-41c1-a3a6-2c12fdd5c70e/127-1275816_info-icon-info-icon-transparent-clipart.png" width="40px" /> Migrant workers provide many benefits to Canadian society, including labour and significant contributions to the economy. However, in Canada, they are placed in precarious situations where their rights are often violated and unprotected. Despite legal protections for migrant workers, they often face rights violations due to the nature of migrant work and a lack of access to justice.
This website aims to provide information on migrant workers’ rights in Canada including the historical and modern-day contexts, immigration and employment policies, the legal processes involved, the political and economic climate around migrant workers, and the specific challenges migrant workers face within various industries including health and safety and the impacts of Covid-19.
We are a team of Political Science students at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in access to justice, specifically for migrant workers. Without a doubt, migrant workers’ rights and government policies protecting them need to be strengthened, while justice needs to be made more accessible to migrant workers. Producing success will first need to consider migrant workers’ personal unique experiences through both immigration and labour processes, as well as the socio-economic barriers that foreigners face while in Canada.
Our Team: Dia Biswas, Thomas Cooper, Harish Raju, Jasmine Sekhon, and Felicia Slogoski