The resident population of Jasper is around 5000 people, but we host up to 12 000 seasonal staff each year – that’s a lot of new people in Jasper!
Who are newcomers?
“Newcomer” is an industry specific term for someone who is an immigrant or refugee who has been in Canada for under five years. In Jasper, we use the term to capture anyone who’s New to Jasper, including immigrants who have been here longer than five years.
In Jasper, our community thrives on having many new people working and contributing to our town. Newcomers in Jasper may be on a work or spousal visa, they may be a permanent resident, or a new Canadian citizen.
What is the employer and resident’s role in supporting newcomers?
When employers and residents create space for newcomers to become connected and supported in our community, we create a better Jasper for everyone.
Learn more about:
Learn about the newcomer experience in Jasper, including newcomer challenges and ways you can remove barriers for these challenges
How best to support newcomers through connecting them to services, information and our community
Learn ways to attract, retain and support great newcomer talent in your business or organization
The Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has a robust resource page with multiple education and inclusion guides and toolkits.
These guides can help you enhance your workforce regarding:
- Learning inclusively
- Creating a safe space for dialogue on anti-racism
- Fostering health and safety
- Specific diversity and inclusion initiatives that are relevant to the Canadian workforce
The CCDI Toolkits focus on employment equity and diversity and inclusion, topics that are the most pressing issues in Canadian workplaces. Learn more about the following topics:
- Navigating race in Canadian workplaces
- Sustaining the Black Lives Matter movement
- Addressing fear and resistance
- Locking in your leadership
- Getting started – Diversity and identity
- Exploring my power and privilege
- Prejudice, bias and discrimination
- Navigating the conflict zone and becoming an ally
- Taking action
All the learning solutions can be customized to fit the unique needs of your employees.
The Cultural Calendar highlights some cultural, religious, spiritual celebrations and awareness days that diverse community members may be observing.
We can make Jasper a more welcoming place and support newcomers by being aware of the culturally important days of neighbours, employees, friends and fellow community members.
The Cultural Calendar includes important dates and on the back are explanations so you can learn more.
We will be producing a monthly calendar, check back here monthly for the new calendar!
Download and view the calendar below: