Household and farm workers are a vital part of our society. A significant portion of these workers have migrated from other countries as a response to growing labour shortages. Despite being formally guaranteed the same fundamental and labour rights as Canadian workers, they are systematically imposed a work authorization tied to a specific employer or group of employers, and denied access to procedures ensuring family unification and permanent legal status recognition.

Through its legal action projects BREAK THE CHAINS and its associated research and education activities, the ARHW fights in particular for the abolition of state obstacles to migrant household and farm workers’ freedom to change employers and, thus, capacity to exercise fundamental, socioeconomic and labour rights in the country.

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