Diversity

1 hourToolkit

The Employer’s Roadmap: Hiring & Retaining Internationally Trained Workers

Hiring & Retaining Internationally Trained Workers (ITWs) can help you: 1) Meet your labour needs; 2) Increase your competitiveness; 3) Access new markets; 4) Make your organization more effective; 5) Connect you with other valuable workers and organizations.

Published Date: 14 November 2023DiversityHow to hire talentHow to retain talentRecruitmentRetentionENAccess the Toolkit
10 minPrintable Resource

Measuring Cultural Intelligence: Implications and Opportunities

Cultural intelligence is an ability that varies with individuals and explains differences in intercultural effectiveness. This ability is difficult to assess, yet managers must be able to measure it in order to determine which employees are talented at working across cultural contexts and with people from different cultures.

Published Date: 10 November 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyMulticultural IntelligenceENAccess the Resource
10 minArticle

Bicultural Employees Your Organization’s Secret to Success

A stroll through the halls of almost any Canadian workplace will testify to the cultural diversity of its workforce. Working effectively across cultures is now a fundamental requirement for today’s business people.

Published Date: 10 November 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionMulticultural IntelligenceENArticle
1.5 hourToolkit

Employment Equity Toolkit

Sometimes to have fair and inclusive workplaces, employers need to look at treating their workers differently rather than the same. Employment equity addresses inequities in the workplace so we can build a more inclusive society respectful of human rights.

Published Date: 24 October 2023DiversityEquityInclusionInclusivity StrategyENAccess the Toolkit
1 hourToolkit

Employer Toolkit for Hiring Students from International Pathways

Students from International Pathways bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. This project includes a curated package of resources to help you discover how to access this untapped talent pool to fill work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in your organization.

Published Date: 17 October 2023DiversityInclusivity StrategyENAccess the Toolkit
7 minTip Sheet

3 Ways to Promote Organization-wide Ownership of Diversity and Inclusion

Get tips! Many organizations and businesses in Canada have begun to understand the value of a diverse workforce, and are adopting diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives. But implementing new programs and practices can be difficult, particularly as it often involves changing attitudes, behaviour and culture throughout all levels of the organization.

Published Date: 27 July 2023DEI StrategyDiversityENAccess the Tip Sheet
90 minResources

Global Parity Alliance: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lighthouses 2023 (Insight Report)

This report builds on the work of the Global Parity Alliance – a cross-industry group committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) around the world – and the associated DEI Lighthouse Programme launched to identify proven, effective DEI initiatives from companies across industries and geographies, organized by the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society in collaboration with McKinsey and Company. This report lays out the key success factors that emerged, shows what effective DEI impact can look like through case studies and offers a starting point for applying the success factors to each company’s unique context.

Published Date: 25 July 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyENAccess the Resource
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Book: Immigrant perceptions of integration in the Canadian workplace

(2020) This paper explores integration experiences of immigrants in the Canadian workplace from the perspective of immigrants themselves, focusing on cultural capital and cultural judgments as factors influencing workplace entry, advancement and social integration in an increasingly diverse work environment. Note: You have to register to access the material.

Published Date: 05 July 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusivity StrategyENAccess the Resource
20 minArticle

Building a Mosaic: The Evolution of Canada’s Approach to Immigrant Integration

Long one of the world’s most welcoming immigrant destinations, Canada is often held up as a model for how to craft sound immigration policy in a multicultural democracy, with more than one of every five Canadian residents foreign born. It is was home to millions of immigrants, among the largest foreign-born populations in the world. Though economic considerations have largely driven Canada’s policy preference for highly skilled immigrant workers, the country has also recently become a leader in refugee resettlement.

Published Date: 05 July 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyENArticle
50 minResources

Systemic Racism Commissioner’s Final Report 2022 (New Brunswick)

This review is a Government of New Brunswick initiative that seeks to develop an understanding of the nature and impact of systemic racism in the province. Dr. Manju Varma will lead these efforts, working independently from government, to produce a final report with recommendations to the government on the development of a provincial strategy and action plan to address cross-sectoral concerns such as: barriers to opportunity; equitable access to programs and services; and systemic racism.

Published Date: 13 June 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyAccess the Resource
57 minsWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Newcomer Resilience in Adapting to a New Culture and Its Impact on Business Success

Many newcomers to Canada face challenges such as language barriers and cultural differences when adapting to a new culture here and integrating into their new workplaces and industries. This webinar explores these barriers & their impact on a newcomer talent's success through the lens of employers and workforce consultants.

Published Date: 02 May 2023BelongingDiversityHow to retain talentInclusionInclusivity StrategyOnboardingENAccess the Webinar
20 minsResources

Employer Toolkit – A Quick Guide to Supporting Ukrainian Professionals and Others Seeking Refuge in Edmonton

Many organizations across Alberta are opening their arms to help Ukrainians seek refuge and provide them with the necessary services and resources to help ease their resettlement journey. Here you will find information and resources geared to Edmonton employers to support the successful resettlement and employment of Ukrainians seeking refuge in Alberta.

Published Date: 19 April 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyRefugeesENAccess the Resource