Why Intercultural Competency Training?

In the Spring of 2021, the Intercultural Competency Working Group (ICT Working Group) was created to advise Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the provincial governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador in the design of the permanent Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).
The ICT Working Group, co-chaired by IRCC and ARAISA (Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies), included representatives of service providing organizations and provincial government. Together they explored ways to assist AIP employers in creating welcoming workplaces for newcomer employees.
The working group made 4 key recommendations for Intercultural Competency Training for employers: 

4 Recommendations

Focus on three core topics: Creating a welcoming and culturally inclusive workplaces, Newcomer experiences, and Culture
Provide in-person or live
webinar for delivery (with in-person format preferred)
Focus on a key audience: leadership/executive level, management, human resources team
Limit the length of the training to one half-day (3.5 hours)

For more details on the working group’s recommendations, click here.

To read the Evaluation Report on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, click here.

For more information on the Atlantic Immigration Program, click here.