Cultural Competency Training


Between late 2019 and 2021, we have witnessed major shifts in the lives of newcomers and Canadians, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the Canadian government continues to focus on immigration as a key tool for economic recovery. Canada’s 2021 to 2023 immigration plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

As immigration to New Brunswick increases, our workplaces are becoming more diverse. It is more likely today to have a co-worker, client or business partner from another country with a different cultural background. This presents both new opportunities and new challenges.

To maximize the benefits of a diverse workplace we have to understand the underpinning cultural differences of newcomers. This is what the Cultural Competency Training from the Saint John Newcomers Centre seeks to achieve.

“The Cultural Competency Training offered by Saint John Newcomers Centre provided an excellent opportunity to enhance intercultural awareness and knowledge of the various cultures residing within our School District. William’s personal experience was instrumental in providing practical tips to create a more welcoming environment for our students and families.” – says Lynn MacDonald, Newcomer & International Student Coordinator at Anglophone South School District, New Brunswick.

If you want to better understand your new co-workers, business partners and clients, sign up for the Cultural Competency Training with one of our facilitators:

Cultural Competency Facilitators

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