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Panel Discussion: Citizenship, Permanent Residence, and Migrant Precarity in Canada

October 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In recent years the migrant experience has increasingly been defined by precarity. Temporary migrants often experience precariousness due to their terms of stay in Canada, and few routes are available for them to seek permanent residence. Even when migrants acquire permanent residence or citizenship, they continue to face precarious social and economic situations. This panel discussion will examine different stages of migrant precarity with an emphasis on temporary foreign workers, live-in caregivers, and international students. This panel was moderated by Rupaleem Bhuyan, Associate Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.


Delphine Nakache, Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

Alfredo Barahona, Indigenous and Migrant Relations Coordinator, KAIROS Canada

Jean Marie Vecina, Co-founder, Caregivers’ Action Group

Rahila Mushtaq, Project Manager, COSTI Immigrant Services

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October 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


CERIS & Wellesley Institute


The 519 Church Street Community Centre
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