Migrant Labour, Global and Local
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Migrant labour has become a major phenomenon in the global economy. This course will explore the forces driving local and global labour migration; the industries, regions, legal frameworks, and conditions within which migrant workers are employed; and the impacts of labour migration on both sending and receiving communities. In analyzing such topics as human rights, health, economic impacts and transnational families, migrant workers in Canada will be compared with those in various national contexts.