The Future of Precarious Status Migrants' Right to Health Care in Canada

  • Y.Y. Brandon Chen Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa.


This article examines how health care services in Canada are denied to precarious status migrants, either through outright exclusion based on immigration status, or due to the realities in migrants’ lives that make it difficult for them to access health care services. The author argues that this situation is unfair, given the contribution made by precarious status migrants to Canada’s sociocultural and economic fabric, and exhorts the courts and policymakers to do more to make health care services available to these migrants.