Multicultural Issues

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Participant Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of a set of three resources designed to reduce misunderstandings and workplace friction in culturally and linguistically diverse organizations. It is accompanied by a facilitator’s guide and a resource guide.

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2013-04-10

Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitation guide is one of a set of three resources designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse organizations function better. The goal is to improve productivity and employee satisfaction by reducing misunderstandings and workplace friction.

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2013-03-20

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2013-03-04

A chance for a better life: Development of the Immigrant Workforce in Smaller Communities and Rural Alberta (2012)

Final Report

This document outlines a year-long research project carried out by Alberta’s Bow Valley College to assess the workforce development needs of immigrants in rural communities or small urban centres in that province. The project included a literature review, interviews, questionnaires, and a focus group.

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2013-01-31

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

Newcomers' Initiative - Final Report (2010)

Many Canadians face problems because of low literacy skills but the situation may be especially acute for newcomers to the country.

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2013-01-22

Upskilling Partnership Programme - Evaluation Report (2010)

This program, which ran from 2006 to 2009, was an initiative of New Zealand’s Department of Labour in collaboration with partner agencies.

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2013-01-22

Analyzing the Language Demands of Construction Labourers: Excerpts from the Final Report (2010)

Report for the English Language Requirements for Construction Labourers Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-21

Analyzing the Language Demands of Electricians (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-17

Building Success for Immigrants with Essential Skills: Knowledge Sharing Webinar (2012)

This presentation shows the highlights of a webinar hosted in March 2012 by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to discuss the importance of Essential Skills for immigrants in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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2013-01-03

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