Immigrant women have come to Canada as caregivers since the mid-19th to give the best care possible for our children, elderly parents and people with disabilities. This much-needed care has been vital to building healthy and strong communities. But over this time, immigration rules have been changed to make it more difficult for caregivers to settle in Canada with their own families.
In 2014, the Federal government made the hard-earned right to apply for permanent residency even more difficult to attain. Enough! It’s time to ensure dignity and respect for caregivers. It’s time for permanent residency for caregivers currently working in Canada. It’s time for permanent residency on arrival for caregivers.