Migrant Workers

An estimated 1.6 million people in Canada don’t have permanent resident status.
Windsor-Essex has the highest rate of COVID in the province.
Many non-permanent residents have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"My emphasis to the workers is nothing’s going to happen. We’re here, Ontario is here, to help you.”
Windsor-Essex is the only region in Ontario still in Stage 1.
The data suggests support dropped when Canadians found out how many immigrants arrive every year.
A sanctuary province makes all provincial services and protections accessible to everyone regardless of their immigration status.
The company promised changes after the Associated Press found it was shipping shrimp that may have been peeled by enslaved migrant workers.
For 10 years, 20, maybe 40 years, you spend more of your life away from your family than with them. You pay into that country's taxes and employment insurance programs, but you are denied access to any benefits. You're seen as a labour commodity, not a person -- permanently "temporary," forever a "foreigner."
The four men had been working in Vernon, B.C. when they disappeared.