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HRTO CREATES NEW RULE FOR EMPLOYERS REGARDING CITIZENSHIP BASED RECRUITMENT CRITERIA

In a decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found an employer who required job candidates to be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents liable for discrimination contrary to the Human Rights Code. The case involved an international student at McGill University who applied for an engineering job, yet lied about having Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and his offer was revoked. The Tribunal sided with him, noting that permanence requirement is discrimination based on the ground of citizenship and it is illegal for employers in Ontario to discriminate based on permanent ability to work in Canada.

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