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Press Release: “End curfew repression! Stop police harassment!”

The IWC issues four demands to protect precarious essential workers   Montreal, January 26, 2021. Precarious workers demand an immediate end to the harassment, detention, ticketing and arbitrary bullying of essential workers without status by police on the pretext of enforcing the curfew. The Immigrant Workers Centre demand that the following policies be implemented immediately:   A don't ask, don't tell policy for workers without status Acceptance of the essential... Read more →
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Temporary suspension of public office hours

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Immigrant Workers' Centre (IWC-CTI) is suspending its hours of operation and its legal clinic. If you have any questions regarding work-related issues or your status as a migrant worker, please call (514) 342-2111 or email us at iwc_cti@yahoo.com. Leave your name and phone number. We will contact you within 24 hours. We will post important information for workers regarding... Read more →
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Warehouse Workers Commission Report and Launch

An evening of food, culture and testimonials Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4 pm - 6 pm Immigrant Workers Centre, 4755 Ave Van Horne Suite 110, Montréal https://www.facebook.com/events/2678167875566768/ The Immigrant Workers Centre would like to invite you to participate in the launch of our report which was based on a two-year investigation on the conditions faced by warehouse workers in Montreal. There will be an event on Saturday, November 23rd at... Read more →

What’s Wrong with Rights? Social movements, law and liberal imaginations

Radha D’Souza in conversation with Dolores Chew (CERAS) Devlin Kuyek (GRAIN) Aziz Choudry (Immigrant Workers Centre/McGill University)   18H30, Wednesday 2 MayImmigrant Workers Centre 110-4755 Avenue Van Horne Metro Plamondon (Plamondon exit)   Radha D’Souza has worked as an organizer and lawyer for labour movements, democratic rights and social movements in the Asia Pacific region. As a legal scholar, she has written extensively on the politics, human rights and social... Read more →

Gathering for May Day 2018!

Organized by the Coalition against Precarious Work in front of the Labour Standards Commission 500 Rene-Levesque West , Montreal Tuesday May 1st @ 5pm-6pm   This May 1st, the Coalition Against Precarious Work (Pinay, Immigrant Workers Centre, Migrant Workers Association of Quebec, Temporary Agency Workers Association and Mexican United for  Regularization) will hold a gathering in front of the CNESST on 500 Rene Lévesque between 5pm and 6pm. The rally... Read more →

Help us Keep the Immigrant Workers Centre open

The Immigrant Workers Centre has experienced one of it busiest years as more and more courageous workers, sometimes without status, fighting for respect and protection against bosses, who believe that workplace abuse is justified particularly if the worker is a recent immigrant or someone without status. Staff and volunteers at the centre accompany workers in their fight back. For individuals with grievances, it takes many hours to prepare cases, do... Read more →


WORKSHOP ON EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & THE UNEMPLOYMENT OF TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 4:00 pm Provided by Mouvement Action Chômage 4755 Van Horne Street, Suite # 110 Immigrant Worker Centre (IWC) To answer all your questions: Do I have the right to obtain unemployment benefits even if I don’t have papers? Am I entitled for unemployment insurance if I don’t have an actual job but am still employed... Read more →

IWC Meets with the Office of Minister Angès Maltais, Demanding Action (Press Conference)

When: Friday May 24th, at 6pm Where: In front of 800 Square Victoria, Montréal, QC H3C 1E8 Who: Migrant workers will be present to speak about their experiences and explain their demands On Friday, May 24th, a coalition of organizations who defend the rights of people struggling with precarious work and will meet with representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity (Minister Agnès Maltais). This meeting follows... Read more →

March in solidarity with indigenous struggles

STATUS FOR ALL! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees In solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination SATURDAY, MAY 18, 20131pm: Join ONE of FOUR Contingents: * SOUTH-WEST (Little Burgundy, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri and Verdun) 1pm at métro de l’Église (corner Galt & Wellington) * NORTH-WEST (Côte-des-Neiges, Ville St-Laurent, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) 1pm at Parc Kent (corner Cote-des-Neiges & Kent) * NORTH-EAST (Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End) 1pm at métro Jarry; 2pm at... Read more →

From Migrant Voices to MayWorks: Art Activism and Interventions with the IWC

From Migrant Voices to MayWorks: Art Activism and Interventions with the IWC Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 8 to May 11 2013 Beginning this Saturday February 8th at 2:30 p.m. Immigrant Workers Centre 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 Metro Plamondon or bus 161 The Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) and Engrenage Rouage Noir invite participants to take part in a community activist art project, co-created by workers and... Read more →

Des Voix Migrantes à Mayworks: L’Art Activiste et les Interventions avec le CTI / From Migrant Voices to MayWorks: Art Activism and Interventions with the IWC / De las voces migrantes a Mayworks: Arte activista e intervenciones con el CTI

Des Voix Migrantes à Mayworks: L’Art Activiste et les Interventions avec le CTI Les samedis de 14h30 à 17h30, le 8 février au 11 mai 2013 Première session ce samedi 16 février à 14h30 Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrants 4755 rue Van Horne, Suite 110 Métro Plamondon ou bus 161 Le Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrants (CTI) et Engrenage Rouage Noir vous invitent à participer à un projet d’art... Read more →

Celebrating our victories – 2012 Immigrant Workers Center Annual General Meeting.

Friday October 19th @ 6pm Immigrants Worker Centre 4755 Van Horne Ave, suite 110 Plamondon Metro    Food, beverages, and celebrations! This year we want our annual general meeting to be an opportunity for a very important celebration. Workers will be present to celebrate with us our victories from the struggles we've waged together for their rights and dignity. We will also be acknowledging our past Coordinators for their hard work and the achievements the IWC gained... Read more →

Point de presse lors de la 5e édition de la « Fiesta des cultures » à propos des conditions précaires des travailleurs temporairesMedia conference at the 5th Annual “Fiesta of Cultures” about the precarious conditions of temporary workers

Avis aux médias Point de presse lors de la 5e édition de la « Fiesta des cultures » à propos des conditions précaires des travailleurs temporaires Vendredi le 24 août, 2012 à 18 h Entrée principale du centre communautaire, 25, rue Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Rémi Non seulement la mise en place de la controversée loi C38 le 18 juin dernier affecte de façon radicale les migrants et immigrants à travers le pays,... Read more →

Rendez-vous à l’aeroport pour dénoncer la déportation de Manuel SanchezAirport Action to Denounce the Deportation of Manuel Sanchez

Le gouvernement canadien procédera jeudi le 26 juillet à la déportation de Manuel Sanchez, malgré les risques de torture, de violence et d’atteinte à sa vie qui l’attendent au Mexique. Allons dénoncer et crier notre colère envers ces politiques d’immigration néolibérales, discriminatoires, criminelles et racistes! Non à la déportation de Manuel et à toutes les autres! Non aux détentions! Honte au gouvernement canadien et sa loi C-31. Justice pour les... Read more →


CKUT 90.3 FM  etait présente Voix Migrantes, un projet du Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrants (CTI), tous les lundis de 11h00 à 11h30 à partir du 2 juillet jusqu’à la fin août.Les Voix Migrantes est une compilation de témoignages des gens qui sont venus au Canada en tant que travailleurs (im)migrants.  

Pour travailleurs et travailleuses d’agences de placement: BBQ Samedi 7 jullietTemp agency workers association: BBQ Saturday July 7Barbacoa

L'association des travailleuses et des travailleurs et travailleuses d'agences de placement temporaire vous invite ainsi que votre famille pour un BBQ en après-midi au parc Jarry. Invitez vos amis et vos collègues de travail, tous sont les bienvenus! Parc Jarry (métro Castelnau) St Laurent et Fallion O. Samedi 7 juillet 2012 à 12 h (en cas de pluie: 14 juillet) The Temporary Agency Workers Association invites you and your family... Read more →

Mercredi, le 20 juin: luttes des travailleurs-euses de Méxique à Montréal présenté sur TVAWednesday, June 20: Struggles of Mexican workers in Montreal to be featured on TVAMiércoles, 20 de junio: Las luchas de los trabajadores mexicanos en Montreal que se ofrecerá en TVA

Mercredi à 18h, TVA Québec va diffuser un reportage portant sur les conditions de travail vécues par des travailleurs-euses de Méxique, dans une usine d'exploitation de jus de fruit de Montréal. Aadi Ndir, un de nos organisateurs communautaire au CTI, s'est entretenu avec Olivier Bourque afin de parler de façon plus générale difficultés dont font face les immigrantEs qui viennent de s'installer au pays. Écoutez le 18h, mercredi le 20... Read more →

Sunday May 20: Mayworks Celebration

MayWorks! Celebrating migrant worker struggles through the arts Sunday May 20, 2012 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm Centre William Hingston 419 St. Roch Metro Parc, or bus 80 The Immigrant Workers Centre will be hosting its' 6th annual MayWorks! event, a family-friendly festival celebrating working class movements in theater, music, words, and song. MayWorks! is held on the occasion of May Day- the real Labour Day- which commemorates the  struggle of... Read more →

Le 26 Mai: Un Statut pour toutes et tous! May 26: March for Status for all!

UN STATUT POUR TOUTES ET TOUS! Marche pour la justice et la dignité pour tout-es les immigrant-es et les réfugié-es SAMEDI LE 26 MAI 2012 Rassemblement à MIDI Jean-Talon et Boyer (à quelques rues à l’est du métro Jean-Talon) MONTRÉAL STATUS FOR ALL! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012 Gathering at NOON Jean Talon & Boyer, just east of métro Jean-Talon MONTREAL... Read more →


Travaillez-vous pour une agence? Avez-vous eu des problèmes au travail? RÉUNION DE TRAVAILLEURS D’AGENCE Le 2 février 2012 de 18 h à 19 h 30 Au Centre des travailleuses et travailleurs immigrants 4755, rue Van Horne, bureau 110 Do you work for an agency? Have you had any problems at work? MEETING FOR TEMP AGENCY WORKERS February 2nd, 6pm-7:30pm Immigrant Workers Centre 4755 Van Horne, suite 110 ¿Usted trabaja por... Read more →

Centre de travailleuses et travailleurs immigrants offrira, en collaboration avec le Collège Frontières, gratuitement des cours de français à tous ceux qui le désirent. Frontier College and the IWC present: Free French classes at the Immigrant Workers Centre:el Centro de trabajadores y trabajadoras inmigrantes, con el apoyo de Collège Frontières, ofrecerá clases gratuitas de francés a los que deseen seguirlas.

Dans une semaine, le Centre de travailleuses et travailleurs immigrants offrira, en collaboration avec le Collège Frontières, gratuitement des cours de français à tous ceux qui le désirent. Les cours seront offerts jusqu'à la mi-décembre et recommenceront en janvier pour finir en avril 2012. Le contenu des cours sera adapté aux besoins des participants et il y aura un service de garde disponible. Si vous désirez vous inscrire ou avoir... Read more →


MayWorks! Célébrons 10 ans de lutte pour la justice Samedi 7 mai 2011 18 h à 21 h 6767 Côte-des-Neiges, 1er étage Métro Côte-des-Neiges ou autobus 165 Le Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrant(e)s sera l’hôte pour la cinquième fois de MayWorks!, un festival dans Côte-des-Neiges où toute la famille est invitée. MayWorks! a lieu à l’occasion du Premier Mai – la vraie Fête du Travail – et commémore la... Read more →

Le 1er mai 2011 “Immigrant-es, travailleurs, même combat!”May 1st 2011: Immigrant Rights are Workers RightsPrimero de mayo: Inmigrantes, trabajadoras, trabajadores: mismo combate!

Manifestation anticapitaliste du 1er mai Dimanche, 1er mai 2011 rendez-vous à 14h30 Parc Émilie-Gamelin, coin des rues Ste-Catherine et Berri métro Beri-UQÀM Depuis des décennies, les travailleurs et travailleuses immigrant-es prennent les rues le 1er mai pour exiger la justice et l'égalité. Par exemple, en 2006, des millions d'immigrant-es ont organisé des mobilisations de masse en défense de leurs droits, et pour la justice et la dignité. Cette année, nous... Read more →


Celebrating our strength, advancing our struggles The people of Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere around the world are throwing off the shackles of fear and oppression and rising up against authoritarian rulers and oppressive regimes that themselves are controlled by imperialist and neo-liberal powers. Their living situations with rising prices and increasing lack of human dignity have reached boiling point and are spilling over.  Political and economic exploitative systems are being... Read more →

Montréal International Women’s Conference set for August 13-16, 2010

Media Advisory, Montreal, Quebec, Friday, August 6, 2010 The first Montreal International Women’s Conference hosted by the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins is set to get underway August 13-16, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec. For close to a decade a group of Montreal-based women have been working tirelessly to improve women’s lives here and abroad. They are the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins, and as the name suggests, their... Read more →

Délai De Carence – Public Assembly in Parc-Extension

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm 419 rue Saint Roch, Room SS13 (métro Parc) The Immigrant Workers' Centre, along with Project Genesis and the Comité d'Action Parc Extension are hosting an event to educate people about community resources for new immigrants and temporary workers faced with barriers to health care. Come learn how to defend your rights and connect with differentorganizations in the community working together to change... Read more →

Annual General Meeting- Sunday December 7, 2008

The Immigrant Workers' Centre Invites you to the centers' 9th annual general meeting. Over the past year, the center has been bustling with campaigns and victories. Please have a look around this website to learn more about our work with textile workers, domestic workers, victims of police brutality, those left out of the health care system and much more. This year we will be launching our membership drive. Please come... Read more →

CTI-IWC to mark International Human Rights Day 2008

Tamil press conference and vigil on International Human Rights Day in front of 200 Rene Levesque, Complex Guy Favreau, Montréal, Québec (Metro Place-des-Arts – green line or Metro Place d'Armes – orange line) December 10, 2008 11 am – 12 noon Public Forum on International Human Rights Day Speakers from the Tamil, Filipino and Palestinian communities will present on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Palestine.... Read more →
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