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IDS is working with Health Systems Global (HSG) to develop communications, share messages and engage with its members and the global community.
This article focuses on Canada to contribute to our knowledge of contemporary labour–capital relations in high-income country agriculture and the role of migrants within the global food system. In particular, I investigate recent modifications to the country’s temporary migration programs and show how these have rendered work in agri-food industries more precarious.
In this article, we document recent trends in labour migration and begin to address these questions. We focus on migrant workers entering low-paid, low-status occupations, who account for most of Canada's foreign workforce.
Published by: University of Chicago Press
Throughout the global South women are fast becoming the predominately waged labour force in commercial agriculture. The incorporation of workers from the global South into commercial agriculture within high-income countries has has a decidedly masculine bias.
Migrant workers are a growing component of the labor markets in high income countries. Today, some 90 million people – representing approximately three percent of the global workforce – cross national borders to find work.
The Knowledge Brokers Forum (KBF) is a collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination around intermediary work in international development.
A Model for Managed Migration? Re-Examining Best Practices in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program
Published by: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
This paper situates Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) within the policy and scholarly debates on ''best practices'' for the management of temporary migration, and examines what makes this programme successful from the perspective of states and employers.