Claiming a Life of Permanence: Filipina Caregivers’ Migration Experiences in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program

Claiming a Life of Permanence: Filipina Caregivers’ Migration Experiences in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program

Claiming a Life of Permanence: Filipina Caregivers’ Migration Experiences in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program

Claiming a Life of Permanence: Filipina Caregivers’ Migration Experiences in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Programs

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Miller, Meagan. 2011. «Claiming a Life of Permanence: Filipina Caregivers’ Migration Experiences in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de sociologie.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«[T]his thesis explores the dream among Filipina women working in Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) to build a life in Canada.» (p. iii)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«What challenges do Filipina caregivers experience in the LCP and what barriers do they face in confronting these challenges? Despite these obstacles, why do some caregivers claim their rights and how does this action take shape?» (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Between July 2009 and January 2010, I carried out interviews in Montreal with 15 Filipino LCP caregivers, three community organization workers, and two employees of the Quebec provincial government. Additionally, I consulted with one employee at the federal level of government through written means.» (p. 20)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


In this research, «[…] I first examine the common challenges caregivers encounter while working as temporary workers in the LCP. The analysis deepens to reveal the struggles caregivers engage in to improve their lives, despite institutional obstacles to exercising their rights. Ultimately, the analysis addresses the wider institutional context by examining Canada’s contemporary citizenship regime. Throughout their journey to claiming a permanent home in Canada, caregivers are confronted with vulnerabilities rooted in this regime. However, those who experience greater social inclusion in the local community find strength and courage to overcome adversity.» (p. iii)
Note : Cette recherche aborde la question des répercussions de ce travail pour les femmes philippines, notamment la distance qui les sépare de leur famille. Aussi, l’auteure traite de la dynamique de la famille pour laquelle travaillent ces femmes.