Research & publications

Some of our recent reports and submissions:

  • Mémoire à la Commission de l’économie et du travail de l’Assemblée nationale sur le projet de loi nº 59 (2021) – In October 2020, the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale introduced a new bill that would modify Quebec’s work, health and safety regime in order to end the discriminatory treatment of domestic workers, who have historically been excluded from the automatic protection extended to all other workers. However, the new bill incorporates an exclusion for domestic workers based on the number of hours worked. The ARHW submitted a brief arguing that the new exclusion perpetuates the discrimination and calling for the government to extend to domestic workers the same type of protection offered to all other workers.
  • Joint Response to the CBSA’S Trafficking in Persons Questionnaire (2021) – As part  of  Canada’s  2019  National  Strategy  to  Combat  Human  Trafficking,  the  CBSA’s  Trafficking  in Persons  Analyst  Group sought the input of NGO’s in order to produce a baseline national and regional assessment of the scope of trafficking in persons in Canada. The ARHW, in partnership with Services Étoile Filante (SEF) submitted a brief, outlining how Canadian immigration law contributes to the trafficking of individuals who come to Canada as temporary foreign workers. The brief included a summary of a recent Quebec case that aptly illustrates how the trafficking of migrant workers happens through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Care Workers Voices for Landed Status and Fairness (2018) (Collective publication with Pinay, Caregivers’ Action Centre,Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights, Caregiver Connections, Education and Support Organization, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and Migrante Alberta)

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