Migrant care workers are speaking out against the exploitation and abuse they’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for change, including full and permanent status for all.
Behind Closed Doors: Exposing Migrant Care Worker Exploitation During COVID-19 is based on surveys of over 200 migrant care workers across Canada. It is authored by the Caregivers Action Centre, Vancouver Committee for Domestic Worker and Caregiver Rights, Caregiver Connection Education and Support Organization and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change. It is endorsed by the Alberta Careworkers Association, PINAY Quebec, Migrante Canada, Migrante Alberta, and Association for the Rights of Household and Farm Workers (ADDPD/ARHW).
Some of the key findings are:
Accompanying the report is a video of six migrant care workers telling their stories.