Jenna L. Hennebry

Jenna Hennebry holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research focuses on international migration and mobility, with a specialization in lower-skilled labour migration with regional expertise in Canada, Mexico, Morocco and Spain.

Dr. Hennebry’s research portfolio includes comparative studies of migration policy and foreign worker programs with an emphasis on migrant rights and health, migration industries, non-state migration mediation, transnational families, and the role of remittances in development. Recent work examines the role of bilateral labour mobility agreements in protecting migrant rights and social protections, non-state actors and an expanding migration industry in foreign worker programs, and shifting regimes of labour migration governance worldwide (e.g. and

Dr. Hennebry is currently working with UN Women to provide key analytical and methodological support to the UN Women’s project on Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Worker’s Labour and Human Rights. She is also working with the World Bank on the KNOMAD project, KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • WLU Faculty Merit Award, 2013
  • WLU Faculty Merit Award, 2009


  • 2015. Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements, Development and Trade: Complexity, Contradiction and Coherence.. J Hennebry W Grass G Williams K Williams MWalton- Roberts A Chikanda and J Crush (Forthcoming).
  • 2015. ‘Out of the Loop’: (In)access to Health Care for Migrant Workers in Canada.. Hennebry J J McLaughlin & K Preibisch January (Online ahead of print).
  • 2015. Making vulnerability visible: medical repatriation and Canada’s migrant agricultural workers.. Hennebry JL and GWilliams Commentary January.
  • 2014. Falling Through the Cracks: Migrant Workers and the Global Social Protection Floor Initiative.. Hennebry J August 2014.
  • 2014. Transnational Precarity: Women’s Migration Work and Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Migration to Canada.. Hennebry J Thematic Issue on ‘Gender and Migration in the Global Economy’ Fall 2014.
  • 2014. Paper versus Practice: Occupational Health and Safety Protections and Realities for Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers in Ontario.. McLaughlin Janet Jenna Hennebry and Ted Haines April.
  • 2014. MWalton-Roberts and JHennebry (eds) Springer Series: International Perspectives on Migration Vol 5 VI.
  • 2013. J Hennebry and B Momani (eds) UBC Press.
  • 2013. Pathways to Precarity: Structural Vulnerabilities and Lived Consequences for Migrant Farmworkers in Canada.. J McLaughlin and J Hennebry In L Goldring and P Landolt (eds) University of Toronto Press.
  • 2013. The Exception that Proves the Rule: Structural Vulnerability, Health Risks and Consequences for Temporary Migrant Farmworkers in Canada.. J Hennebry and J McLaughlin In C Hughes and P Lenard (eds) McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • 2013. Buy Local, Hire Global: Temporary Migration in Canadian Agriculture.. K Preibisch and J Hennebry In C Hughes and P Lenard (eds) McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • 2013. Health across Borders: Health Status, Risks and Care among Transnational Migrant Farmworkers in Ontario.. J Hennebry K Preibisch and J McLaughlin CERIS Ontario Metropolis Centre Research Summary Toronto Ontario.
  • 2012. Permanently Temporary? Agricultural Migrant Workers and Their Integration in Canada.. Hennebry J Study No 26.
  • 2012. A Model for Managed Migration? Re-Examining Best Practices in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.. Hennebry J L & Preibisch K 50(s1) e19-e40.
  • 2012. Indirect Pathways into Practice: A Comparative Examination of Indian and Philippine Internationally Educated Nurses and their Entry into Ontario’s Nursing Profession.. M Walton-Roberts and J Hennebry CERIS Working Paper.
  • 2011. Temporary Migration, Chronic Impacts: International Migrant Worker Health in Canada,. Preibisch K and J Hennebry June 14 2011 183:1033-1038.
  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies • International Migration Research Centre (Laurier)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Office: BSIA 243

  • (226) 772-3139 (BSIA)

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Western Ontario, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1998
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo, 1995

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