Find information and resources about the many benefits of having a diverse workplace.

Bridging the Gap Between Employers and Immigrants

Recent labour market research conducted in Southern Alberta has indicated that some employers find it difficult to recruit workers with specific skill sets their business require; this suggests a skill shortage in some sectors. At the same time, immigrants to Canada, many of whom are highly skilled, educated and experienced in their chosen fields aren’t finding professional employment.

With a grant from the province of Alberta, the Department of Labor and Immigration, along with a commitment from more than 20 community partners, we were excited to offer a series of 8 learning events. The series was designed to provide education, support and connections to local employers, service providers, and immigrant job seekers in order to fill gaps and strengthen our economy and community. This issue has increased in importance even more as we recover from COVID-19.

The learning series concluded in December 2022, but the website remains active for upcoming employment-related events and resources for Lethbridge, and surrounding area.

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 from Alberta employers on how to retain and engage a highly motivated and diverse workforce.