National Caregiving Strategy: Public Consultations – Care workforce

May 22, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

Care providers like personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support professionals (DSPs) support people to age well and participate in their communities. Despite the importance of their role, care providers are underpaid, undervalued and face challenging working conditions. Care providers new to Canada face a difficult path to permanent residency.  There are a number of policy solutions that could improve this reality, including:

  • Implement the federal government commitment of a $25 minimum wage for personal support workers and extend this commitment to other care providers, such as direct support professionals.
  • Make it easier for care providers from around the world to stay in Canada when their employment status changes by reforming federal immigrant sponsorship programs.
  • Reform the immigration to make it easier for newcomers to come to Canada specifically to work in the care provider workforce.

Join us for a consultation session on May 22, to explore policy solutions to address the challenges faced by the care workforce. Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide feedback and share their policy solutions

Registration for this webinar is required. If you cannot attend and would like to share your policy ideas, you can complete our engagement form.