Canada: Avoid Inappropriate Interview Questions



​During a job interview, many Canadian employers understandably try to connect with candidates, but they should focus on discussing a potential hire’s ability to perform essential job duties and avoid discriminatory inquiries.

According to the Canadian Human Rights Act, it is illegal for a federal-sector employer to ask candidates about their age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, family status, race, color, religion, and mental or physical disability.

Most employees in Canada are governed by provincial legislation rather than the standards that protect federal-sector employees, meaning provincial human rights laws govern in 10 provinces and three territories, explained Lisa Stam, founder of…





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