Published on August 08, 2015
Between January and March of 2015, 90% of LMIAs have been rejected. This is making it extremely difficult for Caregivers to find jobs, and can put them in unsafe and precarious situations. This is also a problem for Canadian families who need childcare.
On Saturday August 8, the members of the Caregivers’ Action Centre held an LMIA workshop at 720 Spadina Avenue, where they facilitated a discussion on how the mass rejection of LMIAs is impacting caregivers. Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Long also joined in the discussion with a 30-minute presentation on strategies that caregivers can take if their LMIA was rejected.
The workshop concluded with a brainstorming and discussion led by CAC members on how caregivers can organize to collectively respond to the government’s refusal to provide caregivers and migrant workers permanent status.
Kara Manso, current Caregiver and organizer for the Caregivers’ Action Centre, gives a presentation on how federal and provincial legislation impacts caregivers and migrant workers.
Caregivers’ Action Centre members prepare to facilitate the LMIA workshop. From left to right: Maiko, Kara, Yris, Johnna.