Migrants in Times of Global Pandemic
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About the Event
COVID-19 exposed the realities of work of migrant workers. Canada has been recruiting migrant workers for over 120 years. Migrant workers were integral to the development of Canada. But also now, COVID-19 exposed our dependency to migrant and immigrant labour. Migrants work in the food industry, in farms, meat plants, groceries, fast food etc. They are critical in industries in our food chain. While Canada's food security is dependant to migrant labour, Canada's immigration system remains "use, abuse and dispose". Post COVID, we need to revisit how Canada treats migrant workers, and for Canada to look closely at how we need to create an immigration system that is permanent and not permanently temporary.
Presnted by: Marco Luciano - a director of Migrante Alberta, a migrant advocacy organization whose members are mainly Filipino migrants. He is a labour activist and educator for 15 years before he moved to Edmonton from Toronto in 2013.
Migrante Alberta website: www.migrantealberta.ca
Healthcare for all campaign: https://www.migrantealberta.ca/ahs4all