The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) is a coalition of national migrant worker groups, grassroots organizations, unions, faith groups, activists and researchers that have come together to fight for justice and dignity for migrant workers.

Canada’s federal and provincial governments have failed to adequately address the gaps in immigration and labour policy that systematically discriminate and exploit migrant workers in Canada.

MWAC exists to challenge this failure by supporting migrant workers, and migrant worker led organizations; developing innovative policy solutions; training service providers and coordinating federal and provincial campaigns.

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  • Policy Submission: Repeal Section 38(1)(c) of IRPA - Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and Caregivers Action Centre made the following policy submission to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. DOWNLOAD HERE Our key recommendations on Medical Inadmissibility: Immediately repeal Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Immediately grant permanent residency to everyone who was denied permanent residency on the basis of more
  • MWAC calls for stronger labour standards for Migrant Workers - The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) introduces many important changes to address Ontario’s outdated labour laws. The proposed changes in Bill 148 to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA) provide a good start to addressing precarious work to deal with changing workplace practices. However, we join with the more
  • MWAC support to expand the Human Rights Code - A Private Members Bill is proceeding through the Ontario legislature which aims to add ‘immigration status’ as grounds for protection in the Human Rights code. Here is our letter in support. If you organization is sending in a letter, please email us at