Simply put, IBM wants the best-qualified people the world has to offer. So by design, not mandate, ours is a culture of inclusion.

At IBM we acknowledge, value and respect diversity. We draw on diversity of thought and experience to reflect the rich array of cultures representing our broad global customer base.

When you join IBM's diverse team you are encouraged to share your unique perspectives and capabilities. At IBM we recognize individual differences and appreciate how these differences provide a powerful competitive advantage and a source of great pride and opportunity in the workplace and marketplace.

We recognize that in order to foster diversity we need and want to create a work environment where all employees can realize their full potential. IBM provides ongoing education, diverse mentoring and networking opportunities, flexible work options, and accommodation in the workplace.

IBM employees know the strength of our commitment to diversity. By advancing these values, we only grow stronger. We welcome the world!

How IBM helps create a diverse talent pipeline :

Fostering an environment of inclusion


Internally, IBM is focused on creating an environment where all employees can realize their potential. At IBM we recognize that with diversity we get different perspectives and points of view - a competitive advantage. We strive for diverse representation at all levels.

Here are some of IBM's internal programs which contribute to fostering an environment where all employees have an equal chance of succeeding and realizing their potential:

  • Internal Programs

Business Resource Groups

Aboriginal Peoples Network Group

IBM Canada has achieved its first gold status in Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR). As a global leader in technology-enabled solutions, IBM recognizes the importance of increasing personal and business opportunities for First Nations, Metis and Inuit through knowledge of and access to technology. With a focus on skills development and community relations, IBM's strategy is to expand participation through employment and growth in Aboriginal technology businesses. Progressive Aboriginal Relations is fundamental to IBM's diversity commitment and its success in business.

IBM, along with our industry partners and civic, provincial, federal and Aboriginal governments, continues to collaborate to improve accessibility, infrastructure and skills in Aboriginal communities. IBM sponsors Blue Prints for the Future Career Fair and the Aboriginal Human Resource Council Job Fair. Both are focused on providing opportunities for Aboriginals to explore a broad range of career possibilities.

Email - apng@ca.ibm.com


People Enablement Network Group (People with disabilities)

IBM is focused on three areas: employment and retention of people with disabilities, product development for customers and employees with disabilities, and creating a working environment that is barrier-free and harassment-free for people with disabilities.

Women's IBM Network Group (WING)

The Women's IBM Networking Group (WING) has over 400 members coast to coast in Canada. WING is a grass roots employee organization that drives activities and programs to help enhance the development and advancement of IBM women. The goal of WING is to strengthen linkages among local groups and extend the reach to women across Canada with a set of exciting social and collaboration tools and initiatives. With location leads in all major cities in Canada, WING programs have included events including:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Dress for Success - Image Consulting event and clothing drive
  • Salvation Army toy drive for Holiday Season
  • Spring Fling (donation of business apparel to YWCA)
  • Annual gift basket drive for Women's Shelters
  • Financial seminars and women's golf events

African Caribbean Network Group (ACNG)

This group offers career development and unique events to network across our IBM organization. Take the opportunity to learn how to develop your leadership skills and excel at networking. Some exciting events you will be interested in are the many career development workshops and educational material about Black History month.

Latin America Network Group (LANG)

This group hosts many informal network sessions where employees can meet successful Latin Americans within the organization in senior positions. Take a look inside for more exciting events and explore the rich cultural heritage of LANG.

East Asian Network Group (EANG)

This group members share heritage and cultural values from over 14 countries. Kick-start your learning about networking and career development opportunities so that you can uncover your greatest potential, we also host a variety of social event and cultural celebrations.

Blue Q/Nuance Network Group (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

This group enjoys a number of opportunities to network with other Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender employees in informal settings. Take the opportunity to participate in coaching, community outreach activities, cultural and educational events.

South Asian Network Group (SANG)

This group is a volunteer-driven network group that provides networking, mentorship, career leadership, and community outreach opportunities to all IBMers with a special focus on the South Asian constituency. Discover how SANG can help you network and advance your professional and social interests within IBM.