Employer Reports

Employer Guide to Hiring Newcomers: Information & Resources

Canada is welcoming thousands of Syrian refugees who are job-ready and looking for their first Canadian employment opportunity. This guide provides a glimpse into their skills and educational background as well as practical tips and easy-to-use resources to help employers […]

Supplier Diversity in Canada report by the CCDI

Building on landmark supplier diversity research published in 2012, a new report by the CCDI examines the state of supplier diversity across Canada in both public and private sector organizations.

Discrimination on the Training Market: Extent, Causes and Recommended Actions

Bias in hiring is a problem without borders. In Germany’s job market, candidates with a German name have to submit an average of five applications while a fellow applicant with a Turkish name has to send seven.

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

How can communities unlock the full potential of immigrant professionals within their workforce? Which factors have influenced the economic success of foreign-educated immigrants in the U.S.? This report from WES Global Talent Bridge and IMPRINT details the results of a groundbreaking study on the experiences of immigrant professionals, and offers recommendations for more fully utilizing their talents and training.

Analysis: Do Migrants Take the Jobs of Native Workers?

An analysis published by researcher Amelie F. Constant in the Germany-based IZA World of Labor tackles the question: Do migrants take the jobs of native workers? Constant finds the answer is no. And overall, the positive effects of immigration far outweigh the negative.

Biased Perceptions of Racially Diverse Teams and Their Consequences for Resource Support

Researchers from the United States and the Netherlands examined if biases can negatively affect how racially diverse teams are evaluated, and ultimately treated, relative to racially homogeneous groups.

Canadian public opinion about immigration and multiculturalism

A new study from the Environics Institute found multiculturalism continues to be seen as one of Canada’s most important symbols, and this view has strengthened since 2010.

Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions

Challenges to newcomer employment can be overcome, says new ALLIES report.

Brokering Success: Improving Skilled Immigrant Employment Outcomes

A Mowat Centre report on improving skilled immigrant employment outcomes through strengthened government-employer engagement.

Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants

Find out what practices and policies various levels of governments are using to encourage the employment of immigrants.

2013 RBC Diversity and Inclusion Report

In this report, RBC highlights their overall story of diversity and inclusion and how it creates prosperity for their clients, employees, shareholders and communities.

Think Fast: Ontario Employer Perspectives on Immigration Reform and the Expression of Interest System

A new Ontario Chamber of Commerce report calls on the federal government to ensure that upcoming changes to Canada’s immigration system reflect the needs of employers.

Wage Gap Between Immigrants and Native-born Persists After 20 Years in Canada

Statistics Canada study shows that while the wage gap between immigrants and native-born Canadians did narrow over 20 years, significant differences remained.

Outsmarting Our Brains: Overcoming Hidden Biases to Harness Diversity’s True Potential

Business leaders need to overcome their hidden biases to be more competitive.

Creating Partnership and Strategy for BC’s Northwest Labour Needs

New Canadians are an under-represented demographic group with the necessary talent and skills to help meet demand in BC’s northwest region according to a new IEC-BC report.

Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom?

An analysis by TD of vacancy, wage and unemployment rates in the country finds no proof of an imminent skills crisis.

RBC 2012 Employment Equity Report

This RBC report outlines the banks’s employment equity initiatives and includes highlights on how they have engaged in recruiting and managing immigrant talent.

Engaging Employers: Building Capacity for Immigrant Employment: A Five-Year Success Story

Over the past five years, the Hire Immigrants Ottawa initiative has shown how the collaboration of employers and community partners can lead to systematic changes with lasting impact in the ability of employers to hire and integrate skilled Immigrants into the workplace.

RBC 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Report

In this report, RBC highlights the ways in which diversity makes the bank stronger – for their clients, communities, and employees.

RBC Diversity Blueprint 2012-2015

RBC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are guided by the RBC Diversity Blueprint, which outlines enterprise priorities and objectives.

Employing a Diverse Workforce: Making it Work

Employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive workplace is a strategy that works for both employers and workers. This book provides you with examples on how Alberta employers retain and engage a highly motivated and diverse workforce.

Statistics Canada: Canada’s Immigrant Labour Market, 2008 to 2011

In 2011, employment among landed immigrants in the core working-age group of 25 to 54 increased 4.3% from the previous year. Over the same period, employment among core-aged Canadian born was virtually unchanged.

The Haves and Have Nots of Canada’s Labour Market

CIBC report suggests Canada’s economic prosperity is at risk due to a labour market split that sees high-demand positions go unfilled while lower-skilled workers languish in unemployment.

Diversity: Our Competitive Advantage at Home & Abroad

Transcript of a conversation with Ed Clark, Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group, who spoke to an audience of 400 business professionals about his career, leadership style and the importance of diversity at TD at the Ascend Conference.

A New Direction: Ontario’s Immigration Strategy

A new direction for immigration in Ontario – attracting highly skilled workers and their families, supporting diverse communities and growing a globally-connected economy.

Canada’s Small and Medium-Sized Business Owners: Diverse Society in a Microcosm

TD Economics’ annual report on Canada’s SMEs reveals visible minorities with majority stakes represent about 10% of small businesses, which is a small proportion relative to the overall population. But their share is expected to increase as aging demographics kick in and immigration numbers rise.

Shaping the Future: Canada’s Rapidly Changing Immigration Policies

This Maytree report describes how the federal government has made changes to every aspect of immigration policy over the past four years.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Canada’s Skills Crisis: What We Heard

When it comes to confronting Canada’s skills and labour shortages, there are four key priorities, according to a Canadian Chamber of Commerce report, including ensuring immigration policy is aligned with local labour markets and employers’ needs.

It’s Time for Nonprofits to Strengthen Their Workforce – Hire Immigrants!

The HR Council for the Nonprofit sector conducted research to explore issues that prevent nonprofit sector employers from accessing the skills and expertise of immigrants and visible minorities.

Diversity at Work HR Toolkit

The HR Toolkit is a comprehensive and free online resource that helps managers, employees and board members better understand, address and manage HR needs and issues in nonprofits.

Opportunity Knocks! How Nonprofit Employers Build a Workforce that Includes New Canadians

Opportunity Knocks describes the demographic challenges that effect the labour force, reasons nonprofit organizations need to take action, and also provides five areas of focus for employers.

HR North: Connecting SMEs to Skilled Immigrant Talent in Northeastern Ontario

A new report calls for the development of a “one-stop” HR Support Centre to help SMEs recruit and retain skilled immigrants.

British Columbia Immigration Task Force

This report from the B.C. Immigration Task Force details 28 recommendations to increase immigration and ensure programs attract and retain more immigrants with the skills required to build the province’s workforce and economy.

The Diverse Organization: Finding Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Organizations that focus on a culture of inclusion, rather than simply diversity, are more likely to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce, retain qualified employees, and boost financial performance, states this report that also offers practical solutions for employers.

Knocking Down Barriers Faced by New Immigrants to Canada

Immigration selection should focus on both short-term and long-term labour market needs while settlement services should be co-ordinated to boost the workforce integration of immigrants and ensure Canada’s long-term prosperity, states this TD report.

Personal Networks and the Economic Adjustment of Immigrants

Knowing people in 10 or more different occupations increases an immigrant’s chances of being employed and earning more money, finds this Statistics Canada report.

Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes in Canada: The Benefits of Addressing Wage and Employment Gaps

This RBC report finds immigrant wage and employment gaps have widened. Skilled immigrants’ incomes could increase by as much as $30 billion if they were paid like Canadian-born workers.

Unlocking the Potential of Immigrants for Business Growth and Innovation

For Canada to remain globally competitive, employers must fully capitalize on the potential for innovation and growth that comes from hiring and integrating skilled immigrants, according to the Deloitte white paper.

Hiring International Workers in Atlantic Canada: An Employer’s Guide

This detailed employer’s guide is designed to help you through the whole process, including recruitment and selection, obtaining authorization to work in Canada, and integrating a new international worker into your workforce.

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

Businesses can benefit from immigrant talent by implementing programs and practices to help immigrants overcome systemic barriers.

DiverseCity Counts: The Importance of Diverse Leadership in the Greater Toronto Area

This Diversity Institute in Management and Technology report reviews studies examining the benefits of diverse leadership and why Toronto organizations should make the most of a diverse population.

The Value of Diverse Leadership

Diverse leadership offers Canadian organizations a competitive advantage and is a source of strength and prosperity for Canadian communities.

The Canadian Immigrant Labour Market in 2006

Recent immigrants are more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts, even though they are more likely to have a post-secondary education.

Return and Onward Migration Among Working Age Men

One-third of working age immigrant men leave within 20 years of arrival, with the majority leaving within one year.