Experiences with Discrimination and Racism in Employment: An Exploratory Study with Participants in the CPRNW Pilot Project

The women in this study felt welcomed as racialized newcomers in Canada and yet, they were disappointed and surprised to experience discrimination and racism as they looked for employment, accessed employment services, and when they found work, in the workplace.

This qualitative study explores the experiences of these women, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of racialized newcomer women’s perceptions and personal experiences with discrimination and racism in employment. As it is exploratory, findings from this study cannot provide conclusive results. Rather, the results contribute to an important dialogue to promote positive changes to support racialized newcomer women’s integration into the Canadian labour market as it is affected by racism and discrimination.

This is what we heard…

Experiences with Discrimination and Racism in Employment Report cover