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How the Pandemic Affected Temporary Foreign Workers in PEI

New research reveals inadequate housing, overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic for Temporary Foreign Workers in P.E.I.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 and Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island is the first report in a series of research projects by the Migrant Workers in the Canadian Maritimes partnership.

Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 and Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island is the first report in a series of research projects by the Migrant Workers in the Canadian Maritimes partnership.

Using desk research and 15 interviews with migrant workers to explore how COVID-19 has affected their health and safety, Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home reveals:

  • Housing and workplace violations
  • Unscrupulous staffing practices
  • Overcrowded and inadequate housing conditions
  • Lack of health coverage and medical insurance
  • Increased surveillance related to COVID-19 and decreased personal freedoms

Download the report here: Safe at Work, Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 and Temporary Foreign Workers in Prince Edward Island