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Jenna Hennebry in the Press March/April 2012

Apr 18/12


Live panel with Daiene Vernile
CTV News, Provincewide
Aired Sunday April 15, 2012


Mention of IRPP study by Jenna Hennebry

Newstalk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon, The Brent Louks Show

Aired Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:50am EST

Recorded interview with Jenna Hennebry re IRPP study

CBCs As-it-Happens, hosts: Carol Off and Jeffrey Douglas

Aired March 1, 2012 at 7:45pmEST

You can listen to the podcast here:

Start listening at 13:35


Integration of migrant farm workers should be federal priority

Stratford Beacon-Herald
Tue Apr 10 2012
Page: A5
Section: Editorial/Opinion

Improve integration of migrant farm workers

Waterloo Region Record
Mon Apr 9 2012
Page: A7
Byline: Jenna Hennebry

Improve integration of migrant farm workers

Waterloo Region Record
Mon Apr 9 2012
Page: A7
Byline: Jenna Hennebry


Broadcast news
Fri Mar 2 2012
Section: National


A new study says farm migrants in Canada need a better support system.

The study was recently published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Author Jenna Hennebry recommends open and sectoral work permits be used, allowing migrants to refuse undesirable job conditions and find other employment when necessary.

She also says governments need to ensure that foreign workers have easier access to social and medical services and basic language training.

(The Canadian Press)

Permanently Temporary? Agricultural Migrant Workers and Their Integration in Canada
Fri Mar 2 2012, 4:11am ET

Source: Institute for Research on Public Policy

From the summary:

Every year, 30,000 agricultural migrant workers arrive in Canada as part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Low Skill Pilot Project. Although the TFWP is intended to address short-term labour demands, most of these workers return to the same communities year after year, sometimes for more than 25 years. As a result, growing numbers of migrant farm workers are permanently temporary. ...

The author uses empirical data, interviews and research on the situation in Ontario, the province with the largest number of agricultural migrants, to examine the degree of integration of migrant farm workers. She finds that their inclusion in the communities where they live and work is poor, despite laudable efforts by nongovernmental organizations, community groups and unions - notably the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada union, which has sponsored some unique transnational initiatives.

+ Link to full report( ( ) (PDF; 251 KB)

+ Link to publication web page( ( ) for additional material

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