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Rethinking Assumptions: Unpacking Canadian Work Experience

Over 360 people increased their understanding of how the concept of Canadian work experience (CWE) negatively affects both racialized im/migrants and employers in the labour market. Extensive research resulted in key recommendations for how employers can enable more equitable hiring practices. 

An Employer Resource Toolkit was developed by the project and tested by a cohort of employers who confirmed that the toolkit is successful in suggesting multiple methods to reduce bias and utilized tools to assess the skills and experiences that newcomers bring to the Canadian labour market.

The Toolkit is divided into several sections covering the various stages of the hiring and onboarding process, with activities, reflection questions, resources, and strategies:

Access to the full Employer Resource Toolkit is available on the Impact North Shore website

More Impact Stories

In the last year, we have mobilized knowledge, wisdom and tools to increase im/migrant belonging and leadership. Check out the stories below for some more ways we have been building equitable communities.