The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) is Canada’s largest coalition of self-organized groups of migrant workers, with the support of grassroots organizations, unions, faith groups, activists and researchers that have come together to fight for justice and dignity for migrant workers.
MWAC supports migrant workers and migrant worker led organizations; developing innovative policy solutions; training service providers and coordinating federal and provincial campaigns.
If you are a migrant worker, or support migrant workers, get in touch with us!
- Report: Unheeded Warnings – COVID-19 & Migrant Workers in Canada - We are releasing a report of complaints on behalf over a thousand migrant workers and their organizations that were unheeded by federal and provincial authorities and consulates in advance of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks, which have led to two worker deaths and at least two in Intensive Care. This shocking report provides a snapshot of ...read more
- Advisory: International Students Left Out in the Cold As Schools Reopen & Unemployment Remains High - Migrant Students UnitedMedia Advisory International Students Left Out in the Cold As Schools Reopen & Unemployment Remains High Thousands face deportation, high fees, and lack of healthcare Toronto and Mississauga, September 10, 2020 — Current and former international students are organizing a weekend of demonstrations in Toronto (Sep 12) and Mississauga (Sep 13) to call ...read more
- Petition: International Students Need Support! #FixPGWP - Millions of people lost work and wages during COVID-19. But there’s an added cost to migrant students – without these jobs, we can’t apply for permanent residency (PR). Now post graduate work permits (PGWP) are expiring, and thousands of us are in crisis. If work permits remain non-renewable, students will lose status and the ability ...read more
- Migrant worker fired for speaking to journalists calls for full immigration status for all - Toronto, July 30, 2020 — Migrant farmworker, Luis Gabriel Flores Flores, who was fired for speaking to journalists after testing positive for COVID-19, calls on the Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino today to demand immigration status for all. Reading from a letter he had written, Mr Flores said, “What happened to me is what happens ...read more