Public Legal Education

Fact Sheets

Access to the Medical Services Plan (MSP) during COVID-19

Accessing the Canadian Pension Plan (CCP) Retirement Pension (English)

Acceso a la Pensión de Jubilación del Canadian Pension Plan – CPP (Plan de Pensión Canadiense) (Español)

Adoption

The Agri-Food Pilot (English)

El Programa Piloto Agri-Food (Español)

Automatic Extension of Status

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Work (English)

Medidas de Seguridad en el Trabajo durante el COVID-19 (Español)

Employment Standards for In-home Care Workers in BC

Employment Standards for Migrant Agricultural Workers in BC (English)

Normas laborales para trabajadores agrícolas en British Columbia (Español)

Giving Biometrics During COVID-19

Housing Rights During COVID-19

Housing Rights For Live-in Care Workers

Income Support Benefits for Migrant Workers during COVID-19

Layoffs and Terminations During COVID-19

Loss of Status and Options for Renewing or Restoring your Status during COVID-19

Mandatory Quarantine or Isolation upon Entry to Canada During COVID-19

Misrepresentation

Options for Extending Your Work Permit for Care Workers Inside Canada

Record of Employment

Termination of Employment

Vulnerable Worker Open Work Permit (VWOWP) (English)

Permiso Abierto de Trabajo para Trabajadores Vulnerables (VWOWP – Vulnerable Worker Open Work Permit) (Español)

Who Can Enter Canada During COVID-19

Your Obligation to Report Health and Safety Hazards during COVID-19 (English)

Su Obligación de Informar Peligros a la Salud y Seguridad durante la Pandemia de COVID-19 (Español)

Your Right to Freedom of Movement During COVID-19 (English)

Su Derecho a la Libertad de Movimiento Durante el COVID-19 (Español)

Your Right to PPE (English)

Su Derecho a Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE) (Español)

Your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work (English)

Su Derecho a Negarse a Hacer un Trabajo en Condiciones Inseguras (Español)

Legal information

“Labour Exploitation & Trafficking Handbook for Migrant Workers” is a resource developed by Migrant Workers Centre in 2018.

Labour Exploitation & Trafficking Handbook for Migrant Workers (PDF)

“Modern Day Slavery: Combating the Exploitation and Trafficking of Foreign Workers in Our Communities” is a pamphlet developed by WCDWA and MOSAIC, an immigrant settlement agency, in 2011 to raise awareness and assist foreign workers who may be trafficked.

Modern Day Slavery – English (PDF)
Modern Day Slavery – Chinese (PDF)
Modern Day Slavery – Filipino (PDF)
Modern Day Slavery – Punjabi (PDF)
Modern Day Slavery – Spanish (PDF)

“Do you feel trapped?” is a poster developed by WCDWA and BC’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2013 to raise awareness about help available for foreign workers trafficked for domestic servitude.

Do you Feel Trapped? – English (PDF)
Do you Feel Trapped? – Chinese (PDF)
Do you Feel Trapped? – Filipino (PDF)
Do you Feel Trapped? – Punjabi (PDF)
Do you Feel Trapped? – Spanish (PDF)

“Human Trafficking in Canada” is a publication developed by People’s Law School in 2010 on the law’s response to human trafficking in Canada.

Human Trafficking in Canada – English (PDF)
Human Trafficking in Canada – Chinese (PDF)
Human Trafficking in Canada – French (PDF)
Human Trafficking in Canada – Spanish (PDF)
Human Trafficking in Canada – Punjabi (PDF)

Videos

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada” is a short documentary launched by WCDWA in 2017 that explores labour trafficking in Canada. It features interviews with survivors of labour trafficking, community service workers, and legal experts.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – English
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – French
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – Spanish
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – Tagalog
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – Hindi
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – Russian
Hidden in Plain Sight: Labour Trafficking and Migrant Workers in Canada – Chinese

“End Labour Trafficking” is a one-minute Public Service Announcement video released by WCDWA in 2015 to raise awareness about labour trafficking.

End Labour Trafficking – English
End Labour Trafficking – French
End Labour Trafficking – Spanish
End Labour Trafficking – Tagalog
End Labour Trafficking – Hindi
End Labour Trafficking – Russian
End Labour Trafficking – Chinese

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