J.McLaughlin & J. Hennebry
published: 2010 | Research publication | Policy Points
Annually, approximately 30,000 migrant farmworkers come to work across Canada from countries such as Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, the Philippines and Thailand through Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) and the NOC C and D Pilot Project for Occupations Requiring Less than Formal Training (NOC C and D Pilot). Their health and safety has long been a neglected area of research, but several recent studies have now shed light on some important issues of concern. Despite these studies’ diverse contexts (Ontario and British Columbia) and methods (quantitative questionnaires and qualitative ethnography) the similar findings in each study demonstrate consistent patterns. The purpose of this issue of Policy Points is to summarize the main findings of this recent research and make recommendations for policy changes at federal, provincial and municipal levels.
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revised Dec 6/10
Source: Wilfrid Laurier University - International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)