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
- 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.
The challenges of the labour market vary depending on their local context. The needs of employers in one locale differ from those in another—which is why strategies and resources for tapping into immigrant talent must be suited to local needs.
#ImmigrantsWork, a national coalition of organizations that serve the immigrant community, is committed to empowering employers through collective action to develop effective, sustainable workforce practices at the regional level. Following the success of three pilot communities (see this report for more details), WES is proud to launch #ImmigrantsWork Phase 2 and partner with five new communities in co-creating durable workforce strategies contextualized across Canada.
Refugee Hiring Event Guide: A Guide to Coordinating a Collaborative Response to an Employment Imperative
This practical guide summarizes key lessons from the Toronto Refugee Hiring Event. The hiring event model can translate to other communities to connect employers with pre-screened, job-ready refugees for pre-scheduled interviews.
This guide will help you to:
- Identify the stakeholders in your community that can support a refugee hiring event
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder
- Host a successful refugee hiring event in your community
This is a product of the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, a working group of Canadian employers, community agencies, and governments dedicated to increasing refugees’ access to employment opportunities.
#WelcomingEconomy for Refugees
Refugees have education, skills, and experience that benefit Canada’s workforce. The #WelcomingEconomy for Refugees campaign, launched by more than 50 partners and led by the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, highlights the many social and economic contributions refugees have made. Co-chaired by The Honourable Ratna Omidvar and Darrell Pinto, the Roundtable is a coalition of more than 80 organizations across Canada working to promote inclusive hiring practices aimed at increasing refugee access to employment. WES is proud to support the campaign through our strategic coordination of the Roundtable.
The #WelcomingEconomy for Refugees campaign includes a series of interviews with business leaders sharing how they have welcomed refugees into their workplaces.