The Role of Housing in the Integration and Wellbeing of Foreign Labour in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector: Experiences of Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada

dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorHelps, William Louis
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T16:01:28Z
dc.date.available2020-05-05T16:01:28Z
dc.date.copyright2020-04
dc.date.created2020-04-07
dc.date.issued2020-05-05
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science (Planning)en_US
dc.degree.programmeRural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.description.abstractThe Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program is a major component of Canada’s agricultural labour pool which has gained academic attention due largely to concerns over the exploitation and poor mental and physical health outcomes of migrant workers. It has been suggested by multiple authors that the housing provided to workers, which is often on farm properties in rural areas, could be part of the problem, yet there has been little in-depth research about the effects of various housing arrangements. This thesis presents the results of an investigation into these effects through a series of key informant interviews with Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers. It presents findings that workers who live further from settlements have poorer ability to access services by themselves and are more socially isolated, but also that this largely depends on the willingness of employers to recognize and respond to their needs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMitacs
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Guelph
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/17906
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectSeasonal Agricultural Worker Programen_US
dc.subjectMigrant Workersen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.subjectIntegrationen_US
dc.subjectHealthcareen_US
dc.subjectLabour rightsen_US
dc.subjectAgri-Food Sectoren_US
dc.titleThe Role of Housing in the Integration and Wellbeing of Foreign Labour in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector: Experiences of Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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