Migrant Workers and the TPP
Canada’s temporary entry commitments in the TPP cover a wider range
of occupations and sectors than NAFTA, and for the first time the system
would be extended to countries such as Australia and Japan. While there
are benefits to some workers from easier access to jobs in other countries,
these arrangements are not risk free.
HADRIAN MERTINS-KIRKWOOD is a researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives where he focuses on federal and provincial climate-change policy in Canada. He is an ongoing contributor to the CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project and Alternative Federal Budget.