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As of today, April 01, 2015, all low-waged migrant workers in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and the Live-In Caregiver program have an arbitrary four year limit on their work and lives in Canada. 

This regulation is a rolling deadline. Whenever a worker reaches the four year mark on their time in Canada, they will face expulsion. And because the impact of these rules are ongoing, so will our struggle.

Over the last month, migrant worker groups and their friends across the country came together to raise four demands with one voice. These demands have been endorsed by national labour unions and supported by nearly 4,000 people who signed our petition:  

1. An end to the 4 & 4 rule.
2. Grant migrant workers in Canada permanent residency.
3. Ensure migrant worker access to all social benefits and entitlements 
4. Enact legislation to grant permanent residency for all migrants upon arrival.

The time has come to fight for full status, and equal rights for all workers, rather than pitting migrants against unemployed citizens. 
Take a moment today to help amplify these demands. Share this petition with all your friends and colleagues and on social media. Let's make sure everyone in the country hears about the mistreatment of migrant workers today. #No4and4 #StatusNow
Photos from actions across the country that have taken place over the last few days. Click the pictures for more. 
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Campaign Against the 4 Year Limit on Migrant Workers is comprised of migrant worker groups and organizations that work directly with migrant workers across Canada. Members include Fuerza Puwersa (Guelph), Migrant Workers Alliance for Change*, Migrante Alberta, Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (Okanagan Valley) and Sanctuary City Hamilton.

The Campaign's demands were endorsed by Canadian Labour Congress, Cooper Institute - PEI, Council of Canadians, Canadian Union of Public Employees - Canada, Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, Independent Jewish Voices (Canada), Migrante - British Columbia, MigrantWorkerRights - Canada, OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation - Local 21, No One Is Illegal - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, Unite Here Local 75 (Toronto), West Coast Domestic Workers Association

*Migrant Workers Alliance for Change includes Alliance of South Asian Aid Prevention (Toronto), Asian Community Aids Services (Ontario), Caregivers Action Centre (Ontario), Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario, Justicia for Migrant Workers (Ontario), KAIROS Canada, Legal Assistance of Windsor, Migrante Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Social Planning Toronto, UNIFOR (Canada), United Food and Commercial Workers (Canada), Workers United and the Workers’ Action Centre (Toronto)
Copyright © 2015 Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, All rights reserved.


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