At Toronto Global, we believe in the power of people to move the world forward. Our mission is to be a leader in building a diverse, inclusive team and culture for our organization, and to champion these values as representatives of the most diverse and multicultural place in the world: the Toronto Region.
Every organization should reflect the city that you’re in, and we live in a region that benefits from over half of our population being foreign born. It’s important for us to recognize that we all have a role in making sure we have an inclusive workforce to reflect where we live and work. Being conscious of diverse opinions, cultures, and people – it’s what makes the Toronto Region great and it’s what makes every organization strong.
Our company values and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business and at all levels. Success comes from inviting and incorporating diverse perspectives into everything we do.
We define diversity as the unique combination of various dimensions that makes each of us different from and similar to others. Those dimensions can include, but are not limited to, age, sex, gender identity, ethnic heritage, race, physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, values, religion/spiritual practice, income, family status, education, and geographic location.
Gender identity is markedly different than sex and sexual orientation. Further details found here:
Our equity, diversity and inclusion strategy provides common direction and clear goals across Toronto Global. We focus on three key areas:
Meeting the increasingly diverse needs of our staff and clients within and outside our region is critical for our company’s long-term growth and success. We’re committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion by helping ensure that all people across our workforce and our region feel valued and respected and have equal access to resources, services, products, and opportunities to succeed.
We recognize diversity as our strength, with over half the population in our region identifying as a visible minority. Over 250 ethnicities and 190 languages are represented in the Toronto Region, the top five non-offical languages being Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Cantonese, and Spanish. This makes our region one of the most diverse in the world.
Whether you’re looking to work, study, play, or create, the Toronto Region allows you to connect to people, places, and ideas from around the world in incredible ways. It makes this one of the most interesting places to live and it helps our businesses grow and thrive. Our region can hold onto more of our talent because, simply put – they’re able to find themselves here.
It is important to hire people from all backgrounds, as everyone has different skills, experiences, creative ideas, and perspectives that they draw upon to spur new innovations. By having an inclusive and diverse environment, this allows more unique perspectives to be integrated when brainstorming, problem solving, and developing new ideas for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.
Canada’s views on immigration are aligned with globalization and economic sustainability. The Toronto Region is home to 34% of all foreign-born people in Canada and welcomes more new immigrants than nearly every other North American destination, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston. Nearly 100,000 people settle in the Toronto Region every year. With supportive immigration policies to welcome students and skilled workers from around the world, companies in Canada can access talent that is highly educated, multicultural, multilingual, and globally connected. We do not simply attract quantities of people; we attract the highest quality.
With businesses located across the Toronto Region that represent nationalities from around the world, many not-for-profit organizations have come together to support BIPOC-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals with resources they need to grow and thrive in the Toronto Region:
For companies looking to hire the best and brightest from around the world right here in the Toronto Region, the following job boards provide employment services to various groups and communities: