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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  • What’s happening with the Caregiver Program? - Download this flyer, and share with other Caregivers. The current “Pathways” Caregiver Program was created in November 2014 for five years. It is is set to expire on November 29, 2019. Unless the program changes – no applications for permanent residency will be received after November 29, 2019.  This is a crisis AND and an opportunity. more
  • Free Legal Information Session for International Students - Are you on a study permit? Do you have questions about your study permit or other immigration matters? Is your boss not paying you enough? Do you have problems with school administration? Then this session is for you. Come for free legal advice, to meet others in your situation and to ask questions REGISTER NOW: more
  • 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 more