Session 2

Session #2 December 7, 2022 – 12:30-2:30 NL time

This session will focus on key findings on return to work and labour market re-entry related to specific and, in some cases, increasingly common types of work situations in the Newfoundland and Labrador context, including employment in small businesses and precarious employment; work that is associated with complex/extended mobility for work (i.e. inter-provincial construction workers and maritime workers (seafaring, etc.); and workers employed through the Temporary Foreign Worker programs in agriculture and other sectors.


Professor Ellen MacEachen, co-lead, Policy and Practice and Return to Work and Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Presentation title: Non-standard work and RTW: a focus on small businesses and precarious employment

Dr. Robert Macpherson, Research Associate, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, University of British Columbia
Presentation title: How does where you live and work affect your return to work?

Professor Janet McLaughlin and Ph.D. candidate Stephanie Mayell, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfred Laurier University.
Presentation Title: Return to Work for Migrant Agricultural Workers: Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities for Reform

Dr. Desai Shan, Maritime Health and Safety Legal Scholar, Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University.
Presentation title: Return to Work Following Workplace Injuries: Legal Challenges for Seafarers

Q and A and roundtable discussion.

Session 2 Report