Workshops for employers

A global workforce in PEI — the benefits of inclusion

Newcomers entering the Island workforce bring benefits such as innovation, multilingualism, determination, and business connections to potential new partners, suppliers and customers. Offering a diverse workplace is a fundamental factor in becoming an employer of choice, reflecting the changing demographic in PEI.

An integrated IRSA team comprised of Employment Assistance Services and Cultural Inclusion Training staff delivers a range of workshops and inclusion training to Island businesses. They may be taken individually or in sequence.

The employment specialists support Island employers by presenting:

  • Information on the benefits of cross-cultural talents and experience
  • Methods to improve cross-cultural competence for all employees
  • Skills to create functional and diverse workplaces to retain newcomer employees

Workshops offered

Support for a Multicultural Workplace

Offered to workplaces, employers, and employees, this workshop gives an overview of IRSA services and the immigration context of PEI. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions. Presentations are generally sixty minutes long but may be longer or shorter, depending on the organizational requirements.

Workplace Culture Workshop: Retention

This workshop is interactive and uses a variety of learning and skills-building approaches. The goal is to raise self-awareness of bias amongst employees, create welcoming workplaces, and support employers in the effective retention of newcomer employees. Workshops are tailored according to number of attendees and the organizational requirements.

 

Building a Competent Multicultural Workplace

This workshop offers practical tips for fostering a cross-culturally competent workplace.

Workplace culture is complex. It has visible components such as how employees dress and interact with each other and with customers. There are also invisible components such as expectations about punctuality and socializing with coworkers, or how to support or give feedback to your employee or team members. After taking this workshop, employees and managers will feel empowered and at ease, inspired to create and maintain an inclusive workplace.

Hiring International Workers in Atlantic Canada - An Employer's Guide
PEI HR Toolkit

Program Team

Carolyn Jenkins

Carolyn Jenkins
Manager, Employment Services

(902) 628-6009 ext. 202

Charlottetown
Arun Jose

Arun Jose
Employment Specialist

(902) 628-6009 ext. 217

Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang
Employment Specialist

(902) 628-6009 ext. 212

Mike Gavin

Mike Gavin
Employment Specialist

(902) 628-6009 ext. 239

Vicky Ding

Vicky Ding
Employment Specialist

(902) 628-6009 ext. 257

Summerside
Eric Myers

Eric Myers
Employment Specialist

(902) 628-6009 ext. 224