One of the places where systemic racism is the most apparent in our immigration system is in its treatment of domestic and migrant workers.
It is my firm belief that if you’re good enough to work, you’re good enough to stay.
For caregivers and domestic workers, justice means PR status upon arrival. Domestic workers, who are mostly women of colour from developing nations, are the only class of economic immigrants who are not given PR status upon arrival. Instead, they must endure precarious working conditions with uncertain immigration status and futures as they navigate pilot program after pilot program. As they care for Canadian families, the lack of PR status separates the workers from their own families.
For temporary migrant workers, it is long known that employer specific work permits put them in highly vulnerable situations where abuse and exploitation by employers are rampant.
The Canadian immigration must treat workers with justice and respect. No more abuse of migrant workers! Landed status now!