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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Updates

  • Policy Submission: Labour exemptions for Domestic Workers, Homemakers and Residential Care Workers - In this phase of Ontario’s exemption review, only eight occupations are being considered: architects, homemakers, domestic workers, residential care workers, IT professionals, managers and supervisors, pharmacists, and superintendents. Migrant Workers Alliance for Change endorses the submissions made by the Workers’ Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services. These submissions will focus on Domestic Workers, Homemakers ...read more
  • Policy Submissions: Open Work Permit Program for Migrant Workers Facing Risk - Migrant workers and their support organizations across Canada call on the Federal Government to ensure permanent resident status upon arrival for all migrant workers. The current system of temporary, employer specific work permits leaves labour and human rights beyond the reach of migrant workers in Canada. As an interim step to permanent resident status, we ...read more
  • 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 ...read more