Employer Success Stories - Public

Procurement Mentorships: RBC Royal Bank Mentors Diverse Suppliers

Through a supplier diversity strategy that includes a procurement mentorship program, RBC is sourcing from a larger supplier base, providing value to business clients and changing Canada’s supplier landscape.

A Page for Immigrant Diversity from the Gender Diversity Handbook? Lloyds Sets Diversity Rules for Top Job Shortlists

Lloyds Banking Group announced earlier this year that candidate shortlists for high-level bank positions will not be considered if they don’t meet new gender criteria. It’s not difficult to imagine a similar strategy in place to meet other diversity types, like immigrant and visible minority diversity.

Self-Declaration Form asks Manitoba Hydro Employees to Disclose Immigrant Status

Voluntary form allows the utility company to better understand immigrant workforce.

Career Bridge Internships a Win-Win for St. Michael’s Hospital

Structured program allows hospital to assess skilled immigrants’ suitability for permanent jobs.

Reflecting the City: Employment Equity at Work – City of Saskatoon

Building a workforce that is representative of a newly diverse population through community outreach, partnerships and pre-employment coaching.

Bridging Program Connects Mount Sinai Hospital with Internationally-Trained Nurses

To better recruit and retain internationally-educated professionals you need to tap into various sources to ensure you are reaching the best candidates.

City of Montreal’s Internships Give Newcomers First ‘Canadian’ Experience

Program helps newcomers integrate into Quebec workforce through on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching.

The City of Calgary Boosts Candidates’ Success

The City of Calgary holds regular employment forums for skilled immigrants about job opportunities and hiring practices.

The ABCs of Safety at BC Hydro

BC Hydro offers English courses to ensure employees are able to communicate effectively with team members, which boosts their ability to work safely.

Mentoring Leads To More Engaged And Inclusive Workforce at St. Mike’s Hospital

Other employers can use the hospital’s mentoring program guidebook to create their own internal mentoring programs.

St. Michael’s Hospital Makes Skilled Immigrant Inclusion Part of Strategic Plan

The hospital is combining foresight and planning to help create a diverse workforce that interacts harmoniously with the community it serves.

Business Development Bank of Canada Values International Experience

Hiring tests assess skills, regardless of where they’re obtained, and cultural awareness sessions help skilled immigrants fit in.

Employee Survey Helps Mount Sinai Target Diversity Initiatives

Leadership support of the survey encouraged more employees to participate and the hospital found internationally educated professionals were less likely than Canadian-trained professionals to be working in jobs that used their credentials.

Cross-Cultural Guide Helps Nurses Treat Diverse Patients

Providence Health Care has created various tools to help nurses communicate with and treat patients from different cultures.

Internship a Win-Win for Providence Health Care and Internationally Educated Nurses

The publicly funded internship program allows internationally educated nurses to earn licensure hours and helps hospitals address skilled labour shortages.

Volunteers, Mentees and Interns Are All Sources of Skilled Immigrant Talent

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority encourages employees to mentor skilled immigrants and recognizes the value of newcomer volunteers and interns.

Conservation Authority Engages Skilled Immigrants as Volunteers and Employees

Understanding cultural experiences of nature, identifying barriers in the hiring process and providing diversity training are all part of TRCA’s efforts to attract skilled immigrants.

Conservation Authority Removes Barriers and Shares the Value Of Diversity

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority changed several HR policies after working with a diversity consultant to remove some of the unintentional barriers in its hiring process.

Mentoring Builds Leadership Skills and Opens Doors for Immigrants at City Of Toronto

The program provides skilled immigrants with practical advice and the opportunity to build their networks while the City’s workforce builds their cross-cultural competence and leadership skills.

Police Force Recruits Diverse Talent to Better Reflect Communities

The Ottawa Police Service wanted to ensure the force would reflect the more than sixty cultural communities it served so it designed a new recruitment program to ensure the recruitment process was open to all cultures and provided promising candidates with ESL training when necessary.