EDMONTON, Canada –— Caregivers here are expected to attend a forum concerning their work, this coming Saturday, April 7, 2018.
This, as Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship (IRCC) announced the new policy for migrant workers, which states that it would no longer accept applications for permanent residency from caregivers by 2019.
“This news created a sense of panic among the participants of the program. Many that are in Canada now, that got in under the program will not be qualified,” said Marco Luciano of Migrante Alberta.
For everyone to understand the new pronouncement, the Migrante Canada will hold a forum The “Global Compact on Migration: The effects to migrant caregivers in Canada” Forum organized by Migrante Alberta, University of Alberta Community Service Learning and Alberta Public Interest Research Group is on April 7, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Alberta Faculty of Education, here.
Resource speakers Connie Sorio, KAIROS Migrant Justice and Asia Partnerships Coordinator, Joselyn Amba, Alberta Caregiver Association member, Emma Jackson, an MA Candidate from the University of Alberta, and Vilma Pagaduan, a former caregiver and long-time advocate for caregiver rights.
The forum aims to discuss the effects of the recent announcement by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that it would would no longer accept applications for permanent residency from the caregivers by November 2019. –Moises Billacura/Newsline.ph
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