CIPE Workshop - Recruiting Migrant Careworkers: The exploitation of financial needs, immigration precarity, and relationships
Private, for-profit recruitment and employment agencies are key intermediaries connecting migrant workers from abroad to employers in Canada. Despite this, there is a considerable lack of regulation of recruitment agencies by the Canadian federal government. The objective of this research is to provide a snap shot of problem based on the empirical analysis of the casework of one community organization in Montreal, PINAY, in order to highlight the multiple compounding effects of this type of exploitation and to highlight the role that community-based organizations play in supporting migrant workers faced with them.
Lindsay Larios is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University
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