Immigrant and migrant women—collectively (im)migrant women—contribute a lot to Canada socially, politically, and economically. They are caregivers for Canadians young and old, work in difficult jobs, volunteer in their communities, and start new businesses, among other things. Yet they face a steep uphill climb to qualify to come to Canada at all, then to attain secure immigration status, and while they are here they are denied protections and social supports that Canadian citizens take for granted. This policy briefing note explores these issues and proposes improvements to Canada’s immigration policies.
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