Background Checking In Canada
Conducting background checks into the educational, employment, criminal or credit history of candidates for employment can form part of a company’s recruitment processes. The article provides a brief overview of the Canadian legislation to be considered when implementing policies and procedures for background checking in Canada.
What legislation must be considered before conducting background checks?
(a) Privacy Legislation
(b) Human Rights Legislation
What types of background checks can employers conduct?
(a) Reference and Educational/Professional Credentials Checks
(b) Criminal Record Checks
(c) Credit History Checks2