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‘WILL WORK FOR FOOD’: Canada’s Agricultural Industry and the Recruitment of South East Asian Temporary Migrant Workers

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Title: ‘WILL WORK FOR FOOD’: Canada’s Agricultural Industry and the Recruitment of South East Asian Temporary Migrant Workers
Author: Ziesman, Alia
Department: Collaborative International Development Studies
Program: Sociology
Advisor: Preibisch, KerryShalla, VivianMenzies, Ken
Abstract: As of fairly recently, migrant workers from South East Asia are migrating to Canada for work in the agricultural industry. Little research has been conducted on migration routes and recruitment patterns of these migrant workers. Interviews with 13 workers and three support workers were conducted between May and July 2011 to learn about this process; specifically with how these individuals are getting to Canada, and how they maintain (or do not maintain) relationships with the private intermediaries and employment agencies that facilitate this movement. This research will fill a gap in the literature by describing the recruitment processes of ‘low-skilled’ workers into Canada and, more importantly, it will provide a much-needed space for South East Asian migrants to share their experiences about working in Canada.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/6763
Date: 2013-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada


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