Migrant Workers call for permanent status and labour and human rights in wake of Temporary Foreign Worker Review
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Migrant Workers call for permanent status and labour and human rights in wake of Temporary Foreign Worker Review

News Release Migrant Workers call for permanent status and labour and human rights in wake of Temporary Foreign Worker Review The Federal government’s acknowledgement of the need for reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program today is a result of years of migrant workers advocating for themselves and fighting against against denial of their human … Continue reading

National Migrant Worker Rights Coalition Calls for Comprehensive Changes in Foreign Worker Program Review
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National Migrant Worker Rights Coalition Calls for Comprehensive Changes in Foreign Worker Program Review

News Release National Migrant Worker Rights Coalition Calls for Comprehensive Changes in Foreign Worker Program Review The Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada (CMWRC), the representative body of migrant workers in the country is calling for an end to the discriminatory practice of tying migrant workers to specific employers and transition towards permanent immigration status … Continue reading

Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights – Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers
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Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights – Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers

News Release Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights – Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers Migrant worker groups from across Canada are launching a historic coalition to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to end the discriminatory practice of tying migrant workers to specific employers and transition towards permanent immigration status upon arrival … Continue reading

Migrante invites Albertans to join Memorial Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Syrian refugees
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Migrante invites Albertans to join Memorial Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Syrian refugees

Migrante Alberta is inviting everyone to join a Memorial Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with the Syrian refugees tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Avenue. Secretary-general Marco Luciano, in an email to Pinoy Edmonton News, said the vigil is their contribution to the national call out on the Canadian … Continue reading

Quashed Plan for Stricter Inspection on Balikbayan Boxes A Victory for OFWs, but the struggle against the “legalized extortion” continues – Migrante Alberta
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Quashed Plan for Stricter Inspection on Balikbayan Boxes A Victory for OFWs, but the struggle against the “legalized extortion” continues – Migrante Alberta

News Release Quashed Plan for Stricter Inspection on Balikbayan Boxes A Victory for OFWs, but the struggle against the “legalized extortion” continues – Migrante Alberta As the ber season in the Philippines approaches, the influx of goodies and presents contained in balikbayan boxes coming from thousands, if not millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) increase. … Continue reading

Migrant workers’ group asks: `Where is the place of Filipino migrants in the DFA priorities?’
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Migrant workers’ group asks: `Where is the place of Filipino migrants in the DFA priorities?’

News Release Where is the place of Filipino migrants in the DFA priorities? Budget for Consular Office for Filipinos in Alberta, NOW! It has now been two years since Migrante Alberta spearheaded the campaign to open a consular office for Filipinos in Alberta, Canada. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) officials have made statements of their … Continue reading

Justice 4 Vicky supporters celebrate as CIC grants two-year open work permit to Venancio
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Justice 4 Vicky supporters celebrate as CIC grants two-year open work permit to Venancio

News Release VICKY VENANCIO AND HER SUPPORTERS WELCOME THE POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE MINISTER ALEXANDER’S OFFICE On the evening of July 24 Maria Victoria “Vicky” Venancio received good news from the office of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander. She will receive a two-year open work permit. This means that she will be … Continue reading

Alberta doctors ask government and corporations to take care of Temporary Foreign Workers
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Alberta doctors ask government and corporations to take care of Temporary Foreign Workers

NEWS RELEASE Alberta doctors ask government and corporations to take care of Temporary Foreign Workers The Alberta Medical Association (AMA), an advocate for almost 10,000 physicians in Alberta, is concerned about the medical care for Temporary Foreign Workers in this province, including the situation of Maria Victoria (Vicky) Venancio, the worker who came to Alberta from … Continue reading

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Migrante invites Albertans to attend `Migration and the Global Trade of People’ conference

Migrante Alberta is inviting Albertans to attend the “Migration and the Global Trade of People” Conference on March 20 to 21. Here’s the information from Migrante: “Here is the link for the conference registration. http://goo.gl/forms/PxLKcpc8Jf Please register soon to reserve space and food Please attend the “MIGRATION AND THE GLOBAL TRADE OF PEOPLE” conference. One of the … Continue reading