Newcomers Canada recognizes that immigrants and newcomers to Canada often make substantial sacrifices to make the big move to a new country. We strive to work with employers that are committed to supporting and implementing best practices when it comes to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.
What Should You expect from an Inclusive Canadian Employer?
If you are reviewing your options regarding a new employer in Canada, we recommend that you do some research regarding their track record of inclusivity. The unfortunate reality is that not all employers make the same efforts to ensure a welcoming environment. There are a variety of factors you should consider when it comes to an employer’s approach to inclusive workspaces and attitudes. Keep reading to learn more about important ways to gauge if a potential employer is inclusive and diverse.
What to expect from a Diverse and Inclusive Employer
If a Canadian employer is taking the appropriate steps to support an inclusive and diverse workplace, that environment should be visibly diverse. This means more than just hiring employees of different nationalities, but also of differing ages, genders, and backgrounds. If you are entering into a new workplace for a potential job interview, we recommend you look around the office and observe how people are interacting and what the make-up of the group looks like.
Training and development is an important tool that all employers should be implementing to educate their employees regarding inclusion and diversity. If an employer is not offering their staff some form of diversity training, or are not open to the idea, they may not be committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive to everyone. In Canada it is very common for employers to not only offer this type of programming, but also to mandate it on an ongoing basis.
Collaboration is a strong indicator of diversity and inclusion. By encouraging collaboration an employer is signalling that they are open to new ideas and that they will encourage your input. If an employer indicates that there is a strong hierarchy or that you will need to work independently, these could be indicators that this may not be a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Finally, most Canadian companies show great pride in their approach to ensuring a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workplace. It is not uncommon to find this type of content highlighted on their social media or website. In fact, many employers will even mention their commitment to inclusivity and diversity on their job postings. If a company is not proudly sharing their commitment to these principals, they might not be practicing them.
Newcomers Canada is committed to ensuring that all of the employers we work with are demonstrating the principals of diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. You can be sure that when we connect you with a Canadian employer, they will be an organization you can trust. To learn more about diverse employers in Canada visit https://www.canadastop100.com/diversity/.