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Tracking refugee status in the workforce: A Guide for Companies in Canada

By Accenture Canada | March 2021

Canada currently hosts 100,000 refugees — from countries such as Nigeria, Colombia, and Iran Canadian companies have reaped the benefit of hiring this talented and growing workforce. To help maximize the contributions of refugee employees, companies should effectively identify, support, and retain these workers.

This document provides guidance for employers who seek to identify employees with refugee status. It draws on the experience and learnings of Canadian companies that have proactively hired refugees in their own workforce.

This two-page resource includes: 

  • Context on why it is important for companies to track refugee status
  • Recommended approaches on how to collect refugee status data effectively and legally
  • How employers can store the data safely

The guidance was a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Accenture Canada.