The decades of the 1950s and 1960s. Postwar economic growth in Canada. Arrival in the host country simultaneously implies the quest for work. The social and family networks, the international organizations and the immigration agency of Canada decisively contribute to the search and finding of work, revealing how migratory status, gender, but also the common origin are interwoven with labour. Through the informants’ memories, everyday life in the factories is unraveled. The harsh working conditions, the power relationships, the cases of labour exploitation, but also the dynamics of development are reflected, while, at the same time, the economic and class reality of the host country is registered.