PMSC is a cause-oriented organisation that promotes the rights and welfare of Filipino migrants in Canada. The goals of PMSC are to organise, mobilise and educate overseas Filipinos on the issues of migrants and the Filipino people in order that they are better able to defend their rights.
PMSC was initially known as the Philippine Multicultural Society of Canada. It was set up in 1996 as a support group for Filipino domestic workers and live-in caregivers. The initial objective of the organisation was to work toward the integration of all Filipino Canadians and other ethno-cultural groups in the economic, social cultural and political life in Canada. In the year 2000, PMSC changed its name to Pilipinong Migrante sa Canada, and renewed its mandate and broadened its focus. Its membership base now includes all migrant Filipinos.
PMSC's statement on the State-of-the nation under NoyNoy Aquino, - July 2012
Thousands of Filipinos leave the Philippines everyday to work in low-paid, difficult and dangerous jobs in over 200 countries, far away from their families and friends. In 2005, migration hit the 1 million mark and the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) continues to rise. They are forced to leave their homeland and seek a future elsewhere because of low wages, a lack of jobs and access to land. What is NoyNoy Aquino doing about this?. see more
JuanaTejada Law and other changes to LCP: Victory to all caregivers
PMSC's Response to Recent Changes to LCP