Checking assumptions about technology and sector collaboration (survey results)
Earlier this year, Jennifer Chan and I surveyed the Canadian immigrant and refugee-serving sector to find out how you are doing, both individually and organizationally. In today's post, we asked front-line workers and organizational leaders to agree/disagree with some statements.
COVID & Canada’s Settlement Sector Follow-up Survey
Three years ago we surveyed the Canadian immigrant and refugee-serving sector during the first month of working remotely as a result of COVID-19. Take this follow-up survey to tell us how you are doing, both individually and organizationally.
Gig platforms help immigrant care workers find jobs, but they are only a temporary solution (republished from The Conversation)
For internationally trained health-care professionals faced with unemployment and underemployment in the Canadian labour market, digital platforms offer the possibility of finding jobs in the industry they are trained in.
We Were Here All Along - Canada's failed promise to immigrant women in STEM
TechGirls Canada (TGC), in collaboration with Prof. Nadia Caidi from the University of Toronto, conducted a two-year, Canada-wide analysis of the unique challenges visible minority and immigrant women face in finding employment in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations. Their report Workfinding and Immigrant Women’s Prosperity in STEM is based on the stories of 74 immigrant women across 13 provinces and territories. This video presents their stories in a poignant and direct way.
Assessing your digital skills, and your organization's digital maturity
Assessing and building Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector staff and organizational digital capacity is an important goal to move the sector forward as we build a strategic and practical hybrid service delivery model. I've posted many resources around digital literacy and digital inclusion that have come out of the UK. Here are 2 that I recommend you try out for yourselves.
Search other Canadian websites for immigration and settlement research and reports
I try to post as many reports as I can here. But, there are a number of sites where you will find reports and research on Canadian immigration and settlement. Use this handy custom search engine to search those sites all at once, from this page.
Complete list of IRCC SDI-funded projects for 2020
IRCC has released the full list of projects funded under their 2020 Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) funding call.
Wages and salaries in the Immigrant and Refugee-serving Sector - where next?
Today is Labour Day. A good day to reflect on wages, salaries, and working conditions in the Immigrant and Refugee-serving Sector. Where are we at? The bottom line is that front line sector work is underpaid and undervalued. That's well documented in years of research. In this post I'm going to focus on what we know about salaries from sector salary surveys.
It's time to #ShowTheSalary, don't you think?
Please consider revising your job postings to include a salary or salary range. There are many reasons to do this, not the least of which include diversity, equity, and inclusion, which I know you are committed to. Please have a policy to always disclose salary, as not doing so perpetuates racial and gender wage gaps.