The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) is a coalition of national migrant worker groups, grassroots organizations, unions, faith groups, activists and researchers that have come together to fight for justice and dignity for migrant workers.

Canada’s federal and provincial governments have failed to adequately address the gaps in immigration and labour policy that systematically discriminate and exploit migrant workers in Canada.

MWAC exists to challenge this failure by supporting migrant workers, and migrant worker led organizations; developing innovative policy solutions; training service providers and coordinating federal and provincial campaigns.

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Updates

  • Poorest Migrants and Refugees In Grave Danger in Ontario- Toronto – Ontario’s decision to deny Legal Aid to migrants and refugees for immigration matters effectively puts thousands of lives in grave danger. Until yesterday, Legal Aid certificates were only issued to migrant workers who earned below $11,632 and in some cases below $17,731 annually. That is, only the poorest were able to qualify. Today, ...read more
  • Time to respond: Proposed Open Work Permits for Workers Facing Abuse or Risk of Abuse- On Friday, December 15th, the Federal Government proposed in the Canada Gazette the creation of an Open Work Permit Program for Workers Facing Abuse or Risk of Abuse. This Open Permit is in line with our proposed permits and are a step in the right direction. Click here to see our original submissions calling for ...read more
  • This Thanksgiving, remember migrant farmworkers- As you sit down with your family and friends for a Thanksgiving meal this weekend, take a moment to think about who grew your food, who caught the turkey, who picked the grapes. The migrant farmworkers who did have a message for you. They too want to be with their families. And they are asking ...read more