Employer Playbook: Strategies for Immigrant Inclusion in Canadian Workplaces
Leveraging the expertise and best practices developed by members of the #ImmigrantsWork coalition, the Employer Playbook provides easy-to-implement strategies that support your efforts to:
- Recruit the best candidates to see your organization through this turbulent time
- Add diverse perspectives that support your company’s resilience
- Foster an inclusive workplace where immigrant employees can thrive
The inclusion of diverse perspectives is a powerful enabler of business performance. Immigrants make up a quarter of Canada’s workforce, and in the coming years immigration is expected to account for 100 percent of labour force growth. Economic recovery relies on the ability of our businesses to be adapt; investing in an immigrant-inclusive workplace will help ensure future workforce resilience.
Who is this Playbook for?
- Canadian employer, HR, and industry- or sector-specific associations
- Canadian employers: private, public, and non-profit
- Immigrant-serving organizations
- Employment agencies
- Workforce development and planning agencies
- Economic developers
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The #ImmigrantsWork coalition was formed to use its collective voice to promote the value of immigrants in Canada’s labour market as businesses respond to and recover from the pandemic. The coalition comprises eight organizations with decades of experience helping employers leverage the education, skills, and experience of immigrant talent in their workplaces. The following organizations make up the #ImmigrantsWork coalition: Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC), Halifax Partnership, Hire Immigrants Ottawa, Immigrant Employment Council of B.C. (IEC-BC), Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB), Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), and World Education Services (WES).