In a significant move, the province of Ontario is poised to enact legislation that could reshape hiring practices by eliminating Canadian work experience requirements for job applicants.
Despite the positive intent behind the legislation, concerns persist regarding the difficulty of proving discriminatory hiring practices. Izumi Sakamoto, an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, recently emphasized the challenge in a BBC article.
“It’s difficult to prove how they have been discriminated against to get the job. Hiring practices are behind closed doors. We usually don’t get the reasons why some people did not get hired.”