Does Diversity and Inclusion Include Immigrants? Employer and Skilled Newcomer Perspectives

Rupa Banerjee, Tingting Zhang, Aliya Amarshi

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We examined the role that employers play in skilled immigrants’ employment integration by bringing the experiences of newcomers together with the insights of Canadian employers. Our results indicate that most employers do not have coordinated policies or practices in place to promote equity for disadvantaged job seekers or employees. Even those with D&I initiatives do not explicitly include immigrants as a group warranting special accommodation. We thus offer practical recommendations for organizations, critique the narrow lens through which immigrant employment is examined, and point to the need for more interdisciplinary research to incorporate the voices of all stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022
Event82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2022 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2022Aug 9 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Industrial relations
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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