OFW Resources

As an accompanying resource to our OFW episode in June, we decided to post all of our research sources on this page for people to explore and learn more about the issues at hand. We also have compiled a list of some organizations whose purpose are to connect and provide support for OFWs and their families.

Please note, however, that the list for OFW organizations is not exhaustive. If you are dealing with issues regarding your employment, please contact the appropriate authorities (local police, embassy, etc).

Please click the following to be directed to the appropriate section: Research Resources or OFW Organizations.

Research Resources

Center for Migrant Advocacy

History of Philippine migration

Central Intelligence Agency

The World Factbook – Philippines
The World Factbook – Canada

Encyclopædia Britannica

British Columbia

GMA News Online

How Martial Law helped create the OFW phenomenon

Migration Policy Instistute

Labor Export as Government Policy: The Case of the Philippines

Philippine Statistics Authority

Statistical Tables on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW): 2017
Total Number of OFWs Estimated at 2.3 Million (Results from the 2017 Survey On Overseas Filipinos)
2017 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (Results from the 2017 Survey on Overseas Filipinos )

Province of British Columbia

Population Estimates

World Atlas

Geography Statistics Of Philippines

World Bank

Record high remittances to low- and middle-income countries in 2017

OFW Organizations

AKO-OFW Inc. – Advocates & Keepers Organization of OFW
HK Helpers Campaign – Help, Advice & Support for Hong Kong Domestic Helpers
International Labour Organization – Support Organizations in Your Country
KAKAMMPI – Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anak ng Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc
Kanlungan –¬†Kanlungan Centre Foundation, Inc. – Center for Migrant Workers
Kwentong OFW
OFWs in Russia Support Group
OWWA – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
POEA – Philippines Overseas Employment Administration
UFOQ – United Filipino Organizations in Qatar