2019 Regional Meetings

As part of the pilot project Building Capacity to Support Migrant Workers in BC, AMSSA hosted three Regional Meetings in Prince George, Kelowna and Nanaimo in September of 2019. These events were a space for all individuals supporting migrant workers, including staff, volunteers, employers, government representatives and migrant worker associations to share best practices and network. They were also an opportunity to receive professional development training from experts to enhance the capacity of their organization, institution, business and/or work.

During the meetings, speakers from different organizations such as MOSAIC, the Migrant Worker Centre, WorkSafeBC and the Ministry of Labour, presented on topics that are relevant to those who provide services or employment to migrant workers. Some of the topics covered were Employment Standards in BC, the Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Persons, the New TFW Registry, Health and Safety at the Workplace, among others. Participants were very engaged during each of the sessions and were able to ask many questions to the speakers and to make policy recommendations.

The following videos showcase the presentations that took place at the regional meeting in Kelowna on September 11, 2019.

2019 Regional Meeting Report


Overview of the Migrant Worker Support Network and the AMSSA Project:

Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act Update:

Health & Safety Guidelines & Workplace Inspections:

Supporting Worker Mental Health:

Panel Discussion:

Applying for an Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Persons:

The TRP for Victims of Human Trafficking:

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