NOII-Hfx Migrant Workers Program: Call-out for volunteer lawyers

No one is illegal – Halifax/Kjipuktuk’s Migrant Workers Program provides free information and mutual aid support to low-waged migrant workers who face workplace abuse, exploitation, and discrimination on farms and fish plants throughout Nova Scotia.

This past year, we supported migrant workers to do the following: apply for Vulnerable worker open work permits, which would allow them to leave situations of workplace abuse, file complaints with NS Labour Standards, report their injuries to the NS Workers Compensation Board, and much more! 

 We’ve had a number of successes and steps forward this past year in the fight for migrant worker rights in this province! As our Program continues to grow, we are seeking to expand our current roster of volunteer lawyers! In particular, we are seeking lawyers with the following practice areas: immigration; labour and employment; and human rights. Time commitment varies depending on lawyer’s availability. 

Fluency in Patois, Spanish or Tagalog would be a strong asset, but is not required.  If you would like to get involved or find out more, email us at outreach@migrantjusticens.ca.

Link to the volunteer lawyer call-out on our website: https://www.migrantjusticens.ca/opportunities