Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers

May 14th, 2017

Individuals who have worked in varying workplaces in Canada for some time have naturally adopted and generally better understand established Canadian workplace practices and norms. However, newcomers to Canada and, even more so, refugees, often do not have that background … Continue reading

Adult Basic Education, Upgrading, and English as a Second Language: Development Student Outcomes Survey – Report of Findings

May 13th, 2017

Increasing globalization, rapidly-changing technology and an aging baby boomer generation are all contributing to a growing skills shortage in British Columbia and elsewhere. Post-secondary education must to a large extent address this gap in providing skilled workers to meet employers’ … Continue reading

Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions (for Newcomers)

March 30th, 2017

Working-age university-educated immigrants experience lower employment rates and earnings than their Canadian-born counterparts, and this gap is only continuing to widen. This report focuses on this gap, by summarizing a study conducted by Malatest that was commissioned under the now-defunct … Continue reading

Changing Workforce: The Case for Diversity in Canada’s Trucking Industry

December 30th, 2016

Canada’s growing trucking sector is facing significant shortages in such key positions as drivers and mechanics, owing to turnover, ageing, and insufficient supply. To help meet the industry’s current and future labour needs, this report by Trucking HR Canada makes … Continue reading

Strengthening Rural Canada

November 12th, 2015

Strengthening Rural Canada is a comprehensive study of the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s rural communities. Using the most recent Census and National Household Survey data, the initiative examines existing social and human capital dimensions in rural areas and how these factors will impact rural growth. Continue reading

Diversity Training for Employers: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

September 27th, 2013

Features diversity training videos for employers. The training videos cover topics such as raising cultural awareness in the workplace and tapping into immigrant talents that will help employers learn more about the benefits of hiring and integrating immigrants into the Canadian workplace. Continue reading

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

May 13th, 2013

Designed to help small- and medium-sized employers in Canada recruit, hire, and retain skilled immigrants. The guides provide labour market information and tools that would support employers in addressing skills shortage nationally and in different parts of B.C. through recruitment and training of skilled immigrants. Continue reading

Supporting Employers Embracing Diversity (SEED)

May 9th, 2013

Provides employers with resources to recruit and orient skilled immigrants to further enhance cultural diversity within the workplace. The toolkit provides tips, strategies, and other resources on recruitment, mentorship, and career development opportunities that would help employers recruit skilled immigrants and train employees for diversity and inclusion. Continue reading

What Works: Career-Building Strategies for People From Diverse Groups

March 19th, 2013

Provides career practitioners with useful information for assisting people from diverse populations find meaningful employment. The guide addresses challenges each group face by providing different ways to deal with those challenges. Continue reading

A Place for All: A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Workplace

March 4th, 2013

Designed for employers who want to create an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities, immigrants, Aboriginal people, and others covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act. The guide provides information about the duty to accommodate, workplace accommodation policies and procedures, and individual accommodation procedures. Continue reading

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses – Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

December 31st, 2012

Provides employers who are interested in hiring immigrants with different approaches to attracting, integrating, and retaining immigrant talent. The report addresses challenges employers face in attracting and retaining immigrants, and how employers can implement programs to help immigrants integrate at work. Continue reading

Orientation, Retention and Promotion – A Guide for Building Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces for New Immigrant Workers

December 28th, 2012

This guide is useful for employers who are interested in hiring immigrant workers. The guide includes step-by-step process for recruitment and hiring immigrants, and resources such as tips and strategies employers can refer to for more information on developing cultural diversity policies and retaining immigrant workers. Continue reading

Business Critical: Maximizing the Talents of Visible Minorities – An Employer’s Guide

December 10th, 2012

Provides Canadian businesses with diversity strategy and tools for creating a more inclusive workplace and maximizing the talents of visible minorities. The guide includes research of successful practices, instructions on how to develop a diversity strategy, and approaches to hiring visible minorities. Continue reading

WorkBC Employer’s Toolkit: Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants

November 26th, 2012

A toolkit designed to assist employers in recruiting and hiring immigrants, and in creating a more inclusive workplace. Employers can use Diversity Thermometer in the booklet to measure the ‘temperature’ of their work environment to find out the level of openness within the organization. Continue reading

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit

November 26th, 2012

Designed to help HR practitioners, hiring managers, and employers reach out to skilled immigrants, understand their needs and cultural differences, and promote organizational diversity. The employers and HR professionals may find the assessment tools in this toolkit especially useful when conducting recruitment and hiring processes involving skilled immigrants. Continue reading