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 invoking the alleged need for Canadian experience. The practice is so widespread that many people assume it’s acceptable. One of the reasons Hall issued her July 15 policy directive was to correct that perception. The other was to give newcomers a legal remedy.

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Source: Toronto Star