Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Migrant caregivers organized a sombre Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday calling for the federal government to ease barriers to permanent resident (PR) status.

Care workers set up a display at Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue to symbolize the family they wish to bring to Canada from their home countries.

Filipino care worker Jhoey Cruz has been separated from her two daughters for 16 years. She moved to Canada two years ago after working in Hong Kong.

Cruz said the prospect of bringing her children here is bleak since Canada’s current caregiver immigration program expires in November with no firm replacement program in place.

Read more on the CBC.

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