A Border Surrounds Us   (-In progress)

Recent changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), The recently enacted “4 in, 4 out rule” provides that workers who are part of the affected areas can only work legally in Canada for four years, then must face a four year ban before being able to apply again for another contract, regardless of how long they have been in Canada. The policy adjustment came in to affect April 1, 2015 and implicates over 70,000 workers. . Many have surrogate families in Canada, friends, full lives outside of their economic roles, are community leaders here while providing for their families back in their country of origin. The recent “4 and 4” policy is a sharp reminder of just how precarious these worker’s fates in Canada are.

Backlight from an unknown source casts an erie shade on a greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario. 

info
×
"It feels like the government just sells you out to a white man" - Terron Baptiste, September 9, 2016. .Terron Baptiste, a 30 year old Trinidadian man in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, contract was terminated at th

"It feels like the government just sells you out to a white man" - Terron Baptiste, September 9, 2016. .Terron Baptiste, a 30 year old Trinidadian man in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, contract was terminated at the farm he worked at because he refused to do unsafe work- a rght afforded to regularized labourers in Canada. 

info
×
Using Format