Ont. teenager’s death sign of pandemic ‘human rights catastrophe,’ newcomer advocates say

Published in CTV News on January 28, 2021

Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst, spoke to CTV News about how newcomers and migrants take on a disproportionate amount of essential work in Canada.

“The COVID pandemic has really shone the light better on the conditions under which they work,” he says.

“Newcomers are very resilient people. They take these jobs so they can look after the people they left back home in [places such as] Africa, Asia, Latin America. They do not come here for welfare. People do not come here to offload their problems in Canada. They come here to find a better life.”