The first is another episode of Ideas on CBC radio. This episode reports some of the findings of the series and the link includes other episodes of Ideas that have covered the project. These include the experiences of young migrant workers in Banff and live-in caregivers in Fort McMurray and the impact of the wildfire.
The second is a set of stories produced by the Alberta team which captures the stories of migrant workers in Alberta. There are stories of Indigenous, interprovincial, and international migration. My own work has mostly been with international workers and the stories (which are composites) reflect that:
- Carlos: A Gautemalan temporary foreign worker in the meatpacking industry who transitions to permanent residency.
- Anong: A Thai worker comes to Canada and experiencing human trafficking.
- Eugene: A Ukrainian migrant worker who stays on after his work permit expires and becomes undocumented.
- Gabriela: A Mexican agricultural worker struggles to assert her reproductive rights on a mushroom farm.
- Ashok: An Indian migrant worker struggles to work and live in rural Alberta.
- Reyna: A Filipina caregiver flees the Fort McMurray wildfire and sees her dreams of family reunification put on hold.
-- Bob Barnetson