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Practices To Avoid

  • Requiring applicants to have prior work experience in Canada to be eligible for a particular job.
  • Assumptions that an applicant will not succeed in a particular job because he or she lacks Canadian experience.
  • Discounting an applicant's foreign work experience or assign it less weight than their Canadian work experience.
  • Relying on subjective notions of "fit" when considering an applicant's ability to succeed in the workplace. 
  • Including a requirement for prior Canadian work experience in the job posting or ad, or a requirement for qualifications that could only be obtained by working in Canada.
  • Require applicants to disclose their country of origin or the location of their work experience on the job application form.
  • Ask applicants questions that may directly or indirectly reveal where their work experience was obtained.
  • Ask for local references only.​