MOSAIC leads new Migrant Workers Program in BC

MOSAIC is preparing to launch a new federal initiative that will educate and support migrant workers, employers and resource agencies serving both groups within the province of British Columbia.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Migrant Worker Support Network BC Pilot led by Employment and Social Development Canada, and takes place from April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.

The project objectives are intended to benefit migrant workers and the communities interacting with them and include:

  • educating migrant workers about their rights and accessible services and resources; improving their work experiences in Canada; and providing a trusted channel to bring forward issues or allegations of abuse or wrongdoing.
  • supporting employers in understanding and meeting program conditions and requirements; and
  • enhancing the knowledge and capacity of support organizations to meet the needs of migrant workers and/or employers.

Currently MOSAIC is seeking collaboration for this new project from registered BC not-for- profit organizations that have experience in supporting migrant workers and/or employers for the purposes of making a positive impact on migrant workers and employers in BC, and to support the Government of Canada’s Migrant Worker Support Network BC Pilot led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

MOSAIC has been offering workshops, conversation circles and legal assistance for temporary foreign workers since 2007.