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Placing Filipino Caregivers in Canadian Homes: Regulating Transnational Employment Agencies in British Columbia

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Fudge, Judy
Editor Fudge, Judy
Author Fudge, Judy
Series Editor Strauss, Kendra
Editor Strauss, Kendra
Author Parrott, Daniel
Book Temporary Work, Agencies and Unfree Labour: Insecurity in the New World of Work
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group; New York
Date 2013 June
ISBN 9780415536509
Pages 70-93


Compares the legal regimes of British Columbia and Manitoba for employment agencies that recruit women from the Philippines to work as caregivers in Canadian homes. Concludes that the Manitoba regulatory framework is much more effective in protecting caregivers from the abusive practices of these agencies.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.