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Toronto Star: Human rights chief gives newcomers a break

Carol Goar Ontario’s human rights commissioner knocks down the ‘Canadian experience’ barrier that employers use to keep immigrants out of the workforce. For decades, it has been common practice in this country for employers turn away foreign-trained job applicants by...

CBC/Metro Morning: The Canadian Experience

One of the most persistent and frustrating barriers to employment for newcomers to Canada is the so-called Canadian experience requirement. Helen spoke to Ratna Omidvar President of Maytree. Listen to audio. Source: CBC/Metro Morning   

Removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

On July 15, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released their policy on removing the 'Canadian experience' barrier. The OHRC takes the position that a strict requirement for 'Canadian experience' is discriminatory and can only be used in rare circumstances. The...