Caregivers Call for Permanent Status
On October 9, 2014, Live-In Caregivers in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver revealed confidential government plans to take Caregivers pathways to permanent residence. With one voice, caregivers are calling for permanent status on arrival for Live-In Caregivers.
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We take care of children, the sick, and the elderly. We are the ones caring for our society's past and future. We deserve to take care of our own kids and parents too, and that means we want to come here as immigrants with our families, not as temporary workers with few rights.
- Sandra Segura, Caregivers Action Centre
We are urging the government to admit live-in caregivers as permanent residents from the outset."
- Christopher Sorio, the vice-chair for Migrante Canada.
If the live-in caregivers are good enough to work here, they're good enough to stay.
- Aimee Beboso, Chair, Philippine Migrants Society of Canada
Imagine living in the same house as your boss,” she said. “What is the difference between public time and work time? How comfortable would you feel bargaining for your rights if you live in that house and that is your shelter? New legislation should grant permanent residence status upon arrival in Canada and eliminate the live-in requirement of the program.
- Ai Li Lim, staff lawyer for the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association. Read more on the Vancouver press event here.
Selected media coverage
Globe and Mail: Foreign live-in caregivers demand Canadian permanent residency rights
CBC: Express entry system floated as government's fix to live-in caregiver woes
Toronto Star: Foreign nannies fear losing their pathway to permanent status
24H Vancouver: Live-in caregiving called 'slavery'