Exploring the Intersections of Immigration Policy, Racism, and Precarity for Migrant Care Workers

Project Overview

The Migrant Care Worker Precarity Project, convened by Cenen Bagon, co-founder  of the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights (CDWCR), investigates Canada’s changing migrant care worker programs, including the implementation of the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots by IRCC in 2019. As the 5-year term of these pilot programs ends in June 2024, this project aims to influence positive changes for care workers including amplifying the long-standing call for status for all.

The MCWP Team

  • Cenen Bagon, Co-founder, Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights
  • Rincy Calamba, MA Candidate, Simon Fraser University
  • Kassandra Cordero, Director, Equity and Human Rights, BC Federation of Labour
  • Alicia Massie, PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Anita Minh, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
  • Alice Mũrage, PhD Student, Simon Fraser University
  • Noemi Rosario Martinez, MA Candidate, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Jennifer E. Shaw, Assistant Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University

News

June 19, 2024 (video) – watch the “Caregiver advocates call on Canada to speed up PR Applications” interview with Alicia Massie on OMNI News Filipino 

June 3, 2024 – Migrant Rights Network Release: Migrant Care Workers Welcome Permanent Resident Status On Arrival

MCWP Events

April 14, 2024 – in person event with care workers, members of the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights (CDWCR) to present research findings and further workshop recommendations

April 2, 2024 – Online Event: Moving Forward: Beyond the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker IRCC Pilot Programs

MCWP Publications

Jun 18, 2024 – Canada’s broken promises to migrant care workers, Alicia Massie, Anita Minh and Jennifer E. Shaw