Published on June 01, 2021
A lot has happened these last couple of months.
- The Home Child Care Provider Pilot Program closed its doors on April 30th after reaching its cap of 2750 and being open for only four months.
- On May 6th, the new PR program for essential workers opened up, allowing some of us to apply. But those of us who have not completed or passed the English test, or laid off from work or don’t have a valid work permit can’t apply. Read more on the program and how to apply here.
- Under pressure from migrant care workers, the government has finally agreed to process 6,000 out of 12,000 of us this year that are waiting for a decision on our applications. But thousands of us have already applied for PR and are still waiting for a decision on our applications!
This is why on May 9th, Mothers Day, migrant care workers, undocumented people and supporters visited Members of Parliament offices across the country with thousands of petitions calling for Landed Status Now and Status for All (see our Landed Status Now petition here). See below for photos and click for some media coverage.
Migrant Care Workers delivered petitions to MP Heather McPherson in Edmonton!
The Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers Rights along with Sanctuary Health and Migrante-BC delivered petitions to MP Harjit Sajjan in Vancouver!
Migrants and undocumented people hit the streets in Montreal!
Rules are changing, but too many of us are excluded. Many of us are still separated from our families and unable to access equal rights and protections in the middle of a global pandemic.
The Immigration Minister Mendicino keeps making promises but we have no time to wait, we must get louder! Join us in-person or online on June 20th for actions happening across the country to demand better: No waiting, No caps, No barriers, Status For ALL!
United, we are stronger!