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Diversity Management in Organizations in Québec and Canada: Facts, Figures and Real-Life Experiences

Management and Diversity

ISBN: 978-1-78635-550-8, eISBN: 978-1-78635-549-2

Publication date: 3 May 2017


In this chapter, we will be describing the situation of minority groups in the labour market and in organizations in Québec and Canada. We will be focussing mainly on the situation of women and ethnocultural minorities. First, we will present a statistical picture of their situation. Second, we will explore in more depth the situation of two ethnocultural groups – the Maghrebians and the French – in Québec, 1 to demonstrate the complexity of the situation of minority groups that cannot be portrayed by statistics alone. Then, third, we will examine some tensions specific to Western societies that have an impact on the dynamics of culturally diverse enterprises. This assessment will show that even though much progress has been made, especially for women, there is still much to do to ensure full equality and greater fairness between minority and majority groups in Québec and Canada. Furthermore, by means of a more qualitative analysis of the situation of these two ethnocultural groups, we will see that statistics do not tell the whole story.



Dupuis, J.-P. (2017), "Diversity Management in Organizations in Québec and Canada: Facts, Figures and Real-Life Experiences", Management and Diversity (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 3), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 159-190.



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