Where Diverse Talent Meets Opportunity

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is core to everything we do. We’re committed to overcoming bias in the hiring process and intentionally recruiting, advocating for, and including the best, most qualified IT candidates–diverse professionals who reflect the communities where we live and work.

As Canada’s tech sector surges and the war for talent heats up, it only makes sense that we make room for ALL qualified candidates at the table.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

When it comes to our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), we know we’re at the start of a long journey and will continuously evolve our words and actions with the intentional goal of integrating inclusion, fairness, and diversity into everything we do.

To develop our DEI plan, we consulted with experts, gathered employee input during fireside chats, conducted an anonymous employee engagement survey, and more. The end result is a plan that focuses on three main pillars:

  • Talent and Staffing
  • Leadership and Belonging
  • Client and Community:

Read high-level highlights of our strategic plan here, including objectives, actions and outcomes.

For our team—and our clients

How We Champion Diversity in the Hiring Process

One of the key areas of focus in our commitment to fostering greater Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is, of course, the workplace.   

As part of our commitment, we’ve been more intentional about reducing systemic barriers to

employment by incorporating DEI into every step of our recruitment and hiring process, both to build our own team and when working with our clients.

A key first step is teaching hiring managers about unconscious bias—preconceived notions that can have a serious impact on hiring decisions.

We’ve shared our top five tips to help you get started.

Our Partners in Diversity

To help our team learn more about DEI and connect with diverse, qualified candidates across Canada, here are some of the organizations/initiatives we’ve partnered with:

We partner with JVS Toronto We partner with Immigrant Services Society of BC We partner with Connecture Canada We partner with The Career Foundation We partner with Jobs Canada Fair We partner with COSTI

DEI Recommended Reads and Resources

From reading the latest books to watching recommended documentaries, we’re always in learning mode when it comes to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion journey because we know it’s not a one-and-done kind of trip. In this ever-evolving field, there is always more to learn and more ways to do better. To read about some of our favourite resources, see the Altis in Action Blog.

Newcomer Program

In 2017, we set out to improve the lives of newcomers in a direct way – by offering three-week paid internships in our company to help catapult them over the wall of “Canadian experience,” a barrier that prevents so many talented immigrants from finding success here. 

Our Newcomer Program has welcomed more than 70 participants, mentoring and supporting many of them into attaining permanent careers. 

If you’re new to Canada and eager to land your first job here, learn more below.

Participants in this program gain Canadian work experience, establish a professional network, and are able to use our company as a lifelong resource. Throughout the three-week, paid internship, we’ll cover topics like “Promoting yourself on LinkedIn,” “Creating an Impactful Resume,” “Human Rights” and “Interview Tips and Tricks.” 


Our goal is that the experience you gain at our firm will open the doors to more opportunities.

  • Haven’t yet had the opportunity to gain work experience in Canada 

  • Currently reside in Canada and are legally able to work in Canada

  • Have access to a personal computer and WiFi connection 

  • Are passionate about building a career in Canada 

  • Project positivity and are open to coaching and feedback

Sound like you?


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