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What Are Microaggressions At Work and How Can You Avoid Them?

When you’re introducing DEI strategies into your workplace, there are a lot of new concepts, terms, and ideas to disseminate. Diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI in the workplace is a conceptual framework that aims to promote the fair treatment and participation of all people, including those from groups that have been historically underrepresented. Continue reading this blog to learn about the concept of microaggressions, why they’re harmful, and how you can avoid them at work to ensure everyone feels safe.
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How to Implement Workplace Equity In Your Business

When we talk about DEI - or diversity, equity, and inclusion - policies in the workplace, diversity and inclusion are straightforward topics. However, equity as a workplace concept may require more explanation. Like, what is the difference between equity and equality? And how do we implement equity at work? Read on to discover the answers to these questions.
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5 DEI Best Practices to Benefit Your Workplace

DEI or diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords. They’re sound business practices, the right thing to do. By prioritizing DEI in the workplace, you’re not “on trend”, you’re creating a safe environment for all of your employees.
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Are You Eligible for Express Entry?

The Government of Canada uses the Express Entry program to manage immigration applications from skilled workers. The online system allows the Canadian government to manage permanent resident applications for filling labour gaps while also giving newcomers to Canada a straightforward way to enter and stay in the country.
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Newcomers to Canada Find Training and Jobs in Eastern Ontario

Moving to a new country or region can be overwhelming. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money to prepare, move, and settle in. If you’re a newcomer to Canada, moving to eastern Ontario you will receive access to training, resources, assistance organizations, and a community that welcomes them with open arms. Read on to learn about how Ontario East and the employers of the region are ready to help you settle into your new home.
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Support for Eastern Ontario Employers Starts Here

Ontario East has been a region of choice for employers who want to succeed in all employment sectors, including food and beverage processing, advanced manufacturing, logistics and transportation, and supply chains. Eastern Ontario employers must always be ready to pivot and grow in order to keep up with the changing landscape of workforce trends. Employers, read on to learn about the trends affecting the workforce and the region, tools employers need, and who and how to recruit better.
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Job Seekers: You Want to Read This

The process of finding a job is tough. Job searching is time consuming, stressful, and often demoralizing. Ontario East created and collected this list of resources to help make your job search experience easier. Read on to find more information on upskilling and training programs to help you keep up with your field or enter a new one; get job seeker support; and find out why living and working in eastern Ontario continues to be one of the best decisions job seekers can make.
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Everything to Know About Recruitment and Retention in Eastern Ontario

Recruitment and retention in eastern Ontario is changing, just as the workforce changes. As factors such as, labour shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic, or inflation continue to affect the labour market, employers need tools to help keep up with this ever changing landscape.
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Merge Onto the Road to Recovery: Get Hiring Help from CCA

We all know the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had, on individuals, healthcare, the workforce, education, and society at large. The most diverse neighbourhoods in Ontario experienced higher rates of COVID-19 related hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths compared to neighbourhoods that are less diverse, according to Ontario Public Health. Businesses closed, people lost their jobs, and everyone needed help. According to StatsCan, a vast majority of EI applications received from March 15 to October 3, 2020 were established as CERB claims, representing a total of $74.08 billion. The Canadian Career Academy wanted to tell the story of the early pandemic days and its effects on small to medium sized enterprises in rural and small urban centres in Ontario. The result is the short film, The Road to Recovery.
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The Employer’s Guide to Hiring People With Disabilities

The year 2022 began with an increase of 72% vacancies or 874,700 unfilled positions, according StatsCan. Employers are struggling to find and retain the labour they need. One of the ways to remedy this? Employers can assess their DEI policies and ensure they are taking an inclusive approach to recruiting. Simply by auditing DEI policies, employers can identify ways that they can open up more opportunities to more members of the labour force.
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