Immigration experiences: Care work and barriers

Tuesday, November 7th
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Like many western countries, Canada relies on female migrant and newcomer workers to fill labour shortages in the care provider workforce. Despite the vital role they play in our healthcare system, these care providers are not adequately supported through our immigration and workplace policies. This panel will delve into personal migration and immigration experiences, examine the immigration systems most used by care workers, explore the vulnerabilities of workers using those programs, and look to policy solutions to improve these experiences.


Ella Tan

Employment and Family Support Worker, North York Community House


Elizabeth Kwan

Senior researcher, Canadian Labour Congress

Brad Saunders

CEO, Community Living Toronto

Claire Laureta

Personal Support Worker, Amica Bayview Village

Gretchen Mayor

Care Provider