Safeguarding workers on temporary migration programmes: study

This study "An Immigration Option For Scotland? " considers the risks of exploitation to workers on temporary migration programmes. It looks at options for the Scottish Government to respond to these risks including reviewing the Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers established in Canada.


ADDPD - Association for the Rights of Household Workers (English version)

ARHW - Association for the Rights of Household Workers

BC - British Columbia

CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CIMM - Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

COVID - Coronavirus Disease

CPS - Crown Prosecution Service

ESDC - Employment and Social Development Canada

FLEX - Focus on Labour Exploitation

HC Deb - House of Commons Debates

HUMA - Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

IASC - Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

ICIBI - Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration

IMP - International Mobility Program

IRCC - Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

IRPR - Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

LMIA - Labour Market Impact Assessment

MAC - Migration Advisory Committee

MEPV - Migrant Exploitation Protection Work visa

MWC - Migrant Workers’ Centre British Columbia

MWSN - Migrant Worker Support Network

NGO - Non-governmental organisation

NRM - National Referral Mechanism

NZ - New Zealand

ODW - Overseas domestic worker

ODWV - Overseas Domestic Worker visa

OWPVW - Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers

QC - Queen's Counsel

RAMA - Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture

RATTMAQ - Assistance Networks for Migrant Agricultural Workers in Quebec

SAWP - Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

SAWS - Seasonal Agricultural Worker’s Scheme

SOR - Statutory Orders and Regulations

SWV - Seasonal Worker visa

TFWP - Temporary Foreign Worker Program

UK - United Kingdom

UN - United Nations

UN DESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Statistics Division



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