Minorities feel undervalued

Study shows a ‘concrete’ gap between visible minorities, Caucasians
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2007

Once in the workplace, visible minorities with foreign credentials feel they aren’t valued as much as co-workers who have Canadian educational credentials, according to preliminary results from a new study.

This feeling of being valued less is also tied to feeling dissatisfied with their careers and increases the likelihood these professionals will consider looking for career opportunities outside Canada, the study conducted by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and Catalyst Canada found.

“This really provides concrete evidence of a gap in levels of satisfaction between visible minority employees and Caucasian employees,” said Wendy Cukier, associate dean of Ryerson’s faculty of business in Toronto.