Working cross-culturally is still a new thing in Saint John and New Brunswick.  As our customers and co-workers continue to come from other countries, the ability to relate and work effectively across cultures will increase in importance. Working and relating effectively across cultures is known as “Cultural Intelligence" (CQ). Employers who invest in the training and tools that will enable them to work more effectively across cultures will fuel innovation and performance. 

Cultural differences may manifest themselves in communication style, situational interpretation, or workplace conduct.  How will you know if a misunderstanding is not culturally rooted if you’re not seeking to grow your CQ?

Traditionally we have viewed immigrants as people coming to us who need a hand-up.  This is not necessarily the case anymore.  Increasingly skilled emigres from China, the Middle East, and other places are purposely choosing which countries they’d like to immigrate to for work or study. 

The good news is, Canada is on their list! Let’s make New Brunswick, and Saint John, a destination of choice.

We’ve provided Cultural Intelligence training to a cross-section of private and public stakeholders in the community.

We are committed to delivering high quality and industry leading training.  Our CQ trainer is certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center to offer your staff the skills they need to create a high-functioning and diverse team.  Please click on the Our Training icon below to learn more.

Our CQ training offerings

Our Training

Options for Cultural intelligence training sessions to suit your needs.

CQ Resources and Materials


Read more about the CQ Centre, and global statistics on diversity and immigration.

CQ Videos

CQ Videos

Understanding the moments that reflect Cultural Intelligence.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Cultural Intelligence? Who needs CQ training?

For more information contact:

506-634-4860 | newcomerconnections@saintjohny.ca