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Labour Mobility in Canada: Issues and Policy Recommendations

Executive Summary Labour mobility refers to the free movement of workers between provinces, regions, or countries. When labour mobility between two jurisdictions is high, a worker in one can easily cross the border to deliver services in the other. High la… Read More

Response to the Proposed Regulatory Changes Amending the Immigration and Refugee Act as it Relates to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Introductory comments Download the full report here. June 2013 Original Document. Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings. The programs … Read More

How the Conservatives expanded the temporary worker pipeline

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required work… Read More

Facts on Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has estimated that more than 215 million children worldwide are child labourers.  This means that more than 1/6 of the children of the world are child labourers. Child labour is often defined as work that de… Read More

CLC requests urgent meeting with Minister over changes to EI and Temporary Foreign Workers Program

The Honourable Diane FinleyMinister of Human Resources andSkills Development Canada Dear Minister Finley: I am writing to request an urgent meeting with you regarding your recent announcements outlining major changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker P… Read More

CLC Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget

Introduction Budgets are all about choices. With unemployment and underemployment still at very high levels and a shrinking middle-class, the federal government could and should have laid the basis for a sustained and broadly shared economic recovery… Read More

CLC voices its opposition to Bill C-31: the government's attack on refugees.

March 27, 2012 The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Kenney, The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is gravely concerned wi… Read More

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Model Program ― or Mistake?

The Canadian government likes to promote its Temporary Foreign Worker Program as the model for other nations to copy. The CLC has very different advice based on the labour movements experiences, and the real experiences of migrant workers. Click here to d… Read More

CLC Opposes Bill C-49

Canada is a nation of immigrants and refugees. Our country, our values, have been built on the principle of respecting human rights and dignity of all. Yet, the Conservative government is pushing forward a bill to once again amend the Immigration and Refug… Read More

CLC Response to Amendments to our Refugee Determination System

The government has amended the refugee determination system. The CLC has concerns with aspects of these amendments. The CLC regards that the government's safe country of origin amendments to Bill C-11, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, as being f… Read More