Temporary migrant farmworkers have been coming to Canada through the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) since 1966. Since then, the program has greatly expanded and has become a cornerstone of Canadian agricultural production, as migrant workers fill job needs Canadian workers do not. An identified issue, however, is that some temporary migrant workers experience barriers to accessing health care during their work terms in Canada. This capstone employs two central methodologies: a literature review, which includes a jurisdictional scan, and a set of interviews. The aim of this capstone is to contribute to the body of knowledge on healthcare access for SAWP participants and suggest policy options to reduce the barriers temporary migrant farmworkers experience when attempting to access health care in Canada.
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