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Legal Information Document for Migrant Workers in PEI Now Available

Research made possible by the Law Foundation of PEI.

Posted: Friday 9th December 2016 18:51

A new Guide for migrant workers living and working in PEI has been produced by Cooper Institute. This guide serves as a plain-language introduction to the laws and policies affecting migrant workers in PEI. The document is available for download online, and will be updated as changes are made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.


Since the fall of 2010 Cooper Institute has been working to build knowledge about the issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program in PEI. Cooper Institute continues to engage in the work of research, national networking, and community engagement and education related to the impacts of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the barriers to human rights faced by the migrant workers themselves.

A new Guide for migrant workers living and working in PEI is now available from the Cooper Institute website. This guide serves as a plain-language introduction to the laws and policies affecting migrant workers in PEI. The document is available for download online, and will be updated as changes are made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Guide For Migrant Workers: Living and Working in PEI

Is this Guide for you? 
This guide is only for people in the low skilled streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in PEI. There are some different regulations for workers in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP), caregiver, and agricultural streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
This guide covers some of the key issues that affect migrant workers as of December, 2016. It explains the laws, but it is not legal advice. We recommend that you get more information and help for your own situation. You can do this by contacting the organizations listed in the resource section of the document.

You can download the Full Document Here
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Acknowledgments:

Cooper Institute thanks the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island for support. This guide was made possible through the generous support of the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island. While financially supported by the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, the findings of this research do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.


The Interministerial Women's Secretariat has also supported Cooper Institute to continue the work of using this new tool for the information and well being of women migrant workers in PEI.

Special credit is due to the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) whose comprehensive migrant worker guides have served as inspiration for this one.