Caregivers & Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

Caregiver Action Centre replies to MP Adler
The Philippine Reporter
October 6, 2015
The Caregivers Action Centre made up of current and former live-in caregivers from the Philippines, Japan, Latin America and Indonesia send a message to Mr. Mark Adler. “As long as us migrant workers have temporary immigration status, we are vulnerable to abuse…” 
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Deregulation for further migrant labour promotion
The Philipino Express
August 1, 2015
Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) welcomes guest lecturer Antonio Tujan Jr. to Winnipeg for the Philippine Summer Institute 2010 at the University of Winnipeg. “Antonio Tujan Jr. is a social activist who has worked on Philippine and International issues for more than 38 years. The current International Director of IBON Foundation, he is a researcher, writer as well as the Director of the Institute of Political Economy (IPE)…” 
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Low acceptance and backlog stifles foreign nanny program
The Toronto Star
May 16, 2015
“Advocate accuse Ottawa of secretly trying to kill the foreign caregiver program with new demands and costs and by dragging its heels on permanent residency…” 
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Live-in Caregiver Program faces nine questions
The Vancouver Sun
May 25, 2014
“many questions are arising about Canada’s unique Live-in Caregivers Program – including whether too many foreign domestic caregivers are coming to work only for their extended families, whether it leads to poor economic outcomes and whether the LCP has, in the words of an immigration department document, become a ‘hidden form of family reunification’…” 
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Partial moratorium on TFW program
The Philipino Express
May 1, 2014
“The debate around Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFPW) has intensified in recent weeks as allegations surfaced that some companies, most notably some McDonalds restaurant franchises, have been hiring foreign Filipinos and turning away Canadian applicants… Jason Kenney, Minister of  Employment and Social Development, ordered a moratorium on the use of the worker program for the entire food services sector on April 24, 2014…” 
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Filipino Nannies: The Cost of Caring
Pacific Rim Magazine
2013
Marilou Tuzon, a Filipino care-worker in Vancouver is interviewed: “I was no longer connected to my kids. The children were not open to me. I was away from them for a long time, and we didn’t get used to each other…” 
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Nanny nation: From the Philippines, with love
The Toronto Star
January 6, 2012
“Thousands of GTA nannies hail form the Philippines, providing vital low-paying care for vulnerable Canadians as their own families wait at home…”
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Temporary foreign worker controversy strikes Filipinos
The Vancouver Sun
October 17, 2011
Trends showing an increase of predominantly Filipino temporary foreign workers to fulfill labour shortages. “Economists and other scholars are pointing to at least two major problems… One dispute is over the over exploitation of often vulnerable foreign workers. The second conflict centres on whether foreign workers are hurting productivity and keeping down wages of Canadians.
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