OHRC launches the new Policy on removing Canadian experience barrier
On July 15, 2013, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched a new policy on removing "Canadian experience" barrier. This policy states that a strict requirement for "Canadian experience" is discriminatory, and can only be used in rare circumstances. In a statement, the OHRC said "Employers and regulatory bodies need to ask about all of a job applicant's previous work - where they got their experience does not matter. The policy also tells employers and regulatory bodies how to develop practices, policies and programs that do not result in discrimination."
Mennonite New Life Centre Newcomer Speakers Bureau graduate, Endrit Mullisi is featured and BCEP's Izumi Sakamoto is quoted in the Toronto Star article reporting the Launch this new OHRC policy (July 15, 2013):
Read Professor Sakamoto's Op-Ed in Toronto Star (July 16, 2013), "Tearing down the ‘Canadian experience’ roadblock: Relevant experience as relevant experience, regardless of the geography": http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/07/16/tearing_down_the_ca...
UofT News: Why "Canadian experience" violates human rights
The Beyond Canadian Experience Team will be collaborating with the OHRC to help develop learning tools.