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

  • The Right to Unionize for Migrant Workers -   Please read the joint submission by Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and Caregivers Action Centre entitled Stronger Together: Delivering on the Constitutionally Protected Right to Unionize for Migrant Workers This submission was written by Fay Faraday, a member of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and part of the Equal Pay Coalition. You can download ...read more
  • Resources to Mobilize Around Bill 148 - Migrant Worker Voices Need to be Heard at Committee Hearings: Resources to Make a Difference Starting this week, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be hearing oral presentations on the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (or Bill 148). It is vital for migrant workers, advocates and allies to vocalize how this bill ...read more
  • Gains and Gaps for Migrant Workers in Ontario’s Proposed New Workers Rights Regime - Gains and Gaps for Migrant Workers in Ontario’s Proposed New Workers Rights Regime by Sharmeen Khan (Migrant Workers Alliance for Change) and Jackie Esmonde (Income Security Advocacy Centre) Long hours of work for little pay, the inability to take time off of work when personal emergencies arise, fear that speaking out about abuses will lead ...read more