Labour market integration is a key factor in the adaptation of immigrants to the host society. However, the specific links between work, immigration and health and social service interventions remain under-explored by researchers. The urgency of investing in this field arises from concrete concerns within health and social services, particularly in the social context of a labour shortage in Quebec, where foreign workers are particularly numerous.
The research projects in this field of expertise are grouped into two main areas: issues arising from temporary migrant programmes (labour rights, health and safety at work, integration, geographic and social mobility interaction, etc.); and the health and safety (OHS) and re-adaptation/return to work trajectories of immigrant workers.
Labour conditions of temporary foreign workers
- Placement and recruitment agencies: silent partners in migrant employment
- Hiring temporary foreign workers in food processing and ornamental horticultural sector: issues of management and labour conditions [French]
Re-adaptation and return to work of immigrant workers following a work injury
- Understanding the process of re-adaptation and return to work in the context of intercultural relations [French]Comprendre le processus de réadaptation et de retour au travail dans le contexte des relations interculturelles
- Building and maintaining the therapeutic alliance in work re-adaptation in an intercultural clinical context [French]