Mercedes Benitez came to Canada in 2008 under the Live-in Caregiver Program. After completing the terms of the LCP, she applied for permanent residency but found her application rejected because her son, who has Down's Syndrome, was deemed to cause "excessive demand" on Canada's healthcare system. Needless to say, this case shows an absence of compassion towards caregivers, most of whom live apart from their families for years because of the 'carrot' of Canadian citizenship. This is also appalling because of the discriminatory way the Canadian government is treating children with disabilities. Can people with Down's Syndrome (in the case of Mercedes's son) not lead full, productive lives? Here is more info on her case. Click on the link below to figure out how to take action: www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/04/02/disabled-son-deemed-medically-inadmissible-to-join-mo...... See MoreSee Less
"Under the new budget, workers in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs will continue to have their work permits tied to one employer. Furthermore, the exemption to “caps” in low-wage seasonal industries means further exploitation and precarity for migrant workers in sectors such as fisheries where an unlimited number of migrant workers are only hired for 6 months on a non-renewable permit."
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March 24, 2017, Toronto — Migrant workers and advocates are angered that the 2017 Federal Budget failed to deliver promised details on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Liberals delayed their response to a Parliamentary Committee review of the TFWP in January by promising that de...