Published on April 18, 2021
Migrant care workers, we won many of our demands, but too many of us are excluded! Last week, the federal government announced a new PR program, and updates about the backlog and the pilot program. These changes happened because migrant care workers got noisy! We signed petitions, spoke in the media and on social media. But we know that if the government did this, they can do more. No more partial solutions! Keep organizing and calling for full and permanent immigration status for all now! We can get the government to make even better rules.
Right now, the government wants to cool us down, but the truth is that we can’t. We need to keep getting louder for status for all!
Two years ago, the government announced that they will fix problems for us care workers when they created the Interim Pathway Program. But nothing was fixed – all it did was create a backlog. Now again they have made new announcements, but we still don’t have PR and continue to be separated from our families. We cannot stop being noisy until we ALL have PR for us and our families.
With the announcement of the new PR program, many of us are panicking. We are searching for English exams, trying to get documents from back home, and it’s creating a lot of stress. So here’s a quick summary of what you need to know and do:
>> The new PR program will open on May 6th and will be open until the spots are full or until the cap is met.
>> The government also announced that as of April 8th, 2367 out of 2750 applications have been made for the Home Childcare Provider Pilot Program. Because of this, you may be safer applying under the new PR program announced on April 14th if you are eligible.
As you can see, too many of us are excluded. We continue to be tied to our employers and be mistreated. We continue to be separated from our families. All of us want status, so why can some apply and not others? The government promised us PR, so why are we still waiting? Our message is clear: We are done waiting. We will not accept anything less than Status for All NOW!
These changes are good, but not good enough, we will keep organizing! Sign our petition: www.LandedStatusNow.ca/
Please visit : https://www.caregiversactioncentre.org/newprchanges2021