Canadian Organizational Culture

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CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE STUDY
Waterloo Wellington

WWTAB is funded by and

Prepared for WWTAB by Tamara Darling

August 2005

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WWTAB would like to acknowledge project support and assistance from: The Waterloo Region District School Board and The New Canadian Program

The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada or the Government of Ontario

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CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE STUDY

Table of Contents Summary……………………………………………………………………………..2 Background…………………………………………………………………………..2 Research Procedure…………………………………………………………………..3 Phase I: Questionnaire to Employers Background………………………………………………………………………4 Program Awareness……………………………………………………………...6 Integration Process………………………………………………………………8 General Comments………………………………………………………………13 Phase II: Employer Interviews Positive Feedback About Hiring Immigrants Skills…………………………………………………………………………13 Work Ethic…………………………………………………………………...14 Other Advantages…………………………………………………………....14 Communication: The Biggest Challenge Factors Which Determine Language Requirements………………………...14 Importance of Communication Level……………………………………….15 Interpersonal Comprehension……………………………………………….16 Overcoming Communication Challenges…………………………………...16 Integration and Cultural Differences Integration Time……………………………………………………………..17 Cultural Difficulties………………………………………………………….18 Expectations…………………………………………………………………18 Structure……………………………………………………………………..18 Authoritarianism……………………………………………………………..19 Shyness………………………………………………………………………19 Intercultural Socialization……………………………………………………20 Advice to Businesses Training Immigrants…………………………………………………………21 Advice to Employers from Employers………………………………………22 Advice to Immigrants Get Involved…………………………………………………………………23 Sell Yourself!………………………………………………………………...24 Advice to Immigrants from Employers……………………………………...25 Advice to Immigrants from Immigrants……………………………………..25 Support Recommendations Services for

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