Thousands of women come to Canada every year to take care of Canadian families. By law, we are tied to our employers, and it’s almost impossible for us to leave a bad job. We face low wages and abuse. We are separated from our own families, sometimes for decades, before we can apply to reunite with them here in Canada. Many of us are refused. Over 15,000 women are waiting to have their applications looked at.
The federal government is planning to make changes to the Caregiver Program right now. Now is the time to ensure that the new program makes lives betters for migrant caregivers! Add your name now and be part of the change. Caregivers deserve permanent status, family unity and full rights.
Migrant caregivers are coming together to call for permanent resident status and to be immediately reunited with our families.
Caregivers already here in Canada must have open permits so that we can change jobs easily and be able to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) after 1 year of work (not 2).
Difficult rules and regulations that make it harder to apply for PR should be removed. This means no second medical, no high English language test, and no 1 year Canadian post-secondary requirement. Caregivers who lost their work permits and work without status must get PR too. No more laws that deny PR to an entire family if one person in the family has a Disability. We want end to the backlog, Caregivers who have completed their applications must get PR now.