Rise of mixed-race unions in Canada softening identity labels

November 28, 2020

By Vancouver Sun | A peer-reviewed 2019 research study by Richard Alba of City University of New York and Jeffrey Reitz of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto found most people in mixed unions, and their children, feel more integrated into mainstream culture than do members of a single minority group....

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Despite diversity efforts, discrimination still a problem: Survey

November 26, 2020

By HR Reporter | Despite increased efforts around diversity and inclusion, many working Canadians continue to experience discrimination, according to a recent survey. Almost one-third (31 per cent) of those who identify as belonging to a visible ethnic minority say they have witnessed or experienced judgment or misconduct at their current workplace based on ethnicity or skin colour. That’s compared to 13 per cent of all workers. Among those in...

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Five legal questions around diversity and inclusion at work

November 26, 2020

By HR Reporter | Many communities are grappling today with diversity issues, and the workplace is no different. Canadian HR Reporter spoke with Ronald Minken, founder and managing principal at Minken Employment Lawyers in Markham, Ont., about how employers can create a successful diversity and inclusion environment. Q: What laws or statutes do employers have to understand?...

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WES Mariam Assefa Fund Awards First Grants in Canada, Committing C$1.9M to Create More Equitable Systems for Immigrant and Refugee Workers

November 26, 2020

By WES | The WES Mariam Assefa Fund, the philanthropic arm of World Education Services (WES), today announced its first grants in Canada. The Fund is awarding C$1.9 million to six organizations that are building stronger career pathways for immigrants and refugees, supporting workers affected by COVID-19, investing in immigrant leaders, and nurturing the development of innovative solutions and greater capacity in the immigrant-serving sector. ...

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Here are the long-term economic outcomes of refugees in Canada

November 26, 2020

By CIC News | One of the ways to measure how well certain groups of migrants have integrated into Canadian society, is to look at how they performed in the labour market....

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COVID-19 and Canada’s Underutilized Internationally Educated Health Professionals

November 25, 2020

By World Education News and Reviews | There is growing evidence of the disproportionate negative economic and health impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant, low-income Canadian women of colour. Many of these Canadians are frontline, essential workers in Canada’s health care sector....

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