Local Filipinos say temporary foreign workers in Canada need more support.
Describing Canada’s immigration policy as largely employer-driven and “temporary status” in nature, the Filipino community wants to see the Temporary Foreign Workers program changed.
Philippine Independence Day Society President Narima Dela Cruz says the workers are struggling.
“We need to show our support. We can’t be silent observers anymore and tell people that we are advocates.”
President of the Victoria Filipino Canadian Association, Dominga Passmore says if workers are fit to come to Canada to work then they are fit to stay in Canada.
“We need to advocate for the TFWs, not only the Filipino but everybody else who are TFWs, anybody from Mexico and then other countries because we are the only ones who can help them.”
There are an estimated 400,000 temporary foreign workers across Canada.