End call for ‘Canadian experience’ (Editor’s Notes)

We don't want the world's best and brightest going elsewhere
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

If your job posting calls for “Canadian experience,” it may now be discriminatory — at least in Ontario.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) unveiled its new Policy on Removing the ‘Canadian Experience’ Barrier on July 15, and it came out swinging against employers that may not be giving immigrants a fair shake at job opportunities. (See “‘Canadian experience’ requirement discriminatory.”)

When I read the OHRC’s policy, I started with a cynical eye — can it make a difference?