Toronto, ON – On Thursday, October 23rd a group of researchers and practitioners will gather to discuss the precarious socio-economic situation of temporary migrants. This panel will look at the experiences of foreign workers, live-in caregivers, and international students, including the barriers they face in attaining permanent residence and citizenship.

Interesting Facts

While the number of permanent residents has had a gradual increase; temporary migrants have
increased at a much faster rate.

Temporary foreign workers and international students make up the largest proportion of temporary migrants.

International students represent the fastest growing ‘class’ of temporary migrants arriving into Canada.


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, Orientation to Ontario Project Manager, COSTI Immigrant Services

Join us

Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, Room 106, Toronto

This event is free and open to the public.


CERIS is Ontario’s leading network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working in the field of migration and settlement. It serves as the knowledge exchange hub for all three communities and in the interest of all migrants and the general public.

Media Contact

Monica Valencia
CERIS Knowledge Exchange Officer
416-736-2100 ext: 22819

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