Employers must adhere to all federal and provincial legislation pertaining to recruitment and other activities that may affect students and graduates of Capilano University
Student Employment Services reserves the right to ban or suspend an employer from participating in any of its events and / or services based on student complaints, behaviour or actions by the employer contrary to the employer guidelines, and for any reason deemed necessary by Capilano University's Student Employment Services. It is not our role to monitor the recruiting practices of employers, however, if there is a student complaint regarding an organization's recruiting practices, we will investigate.
1. Be as specific as possible in your job description section to ensure only students with the appropriate credentials and experience apply.
2. Refrain from using discriminatory language in your advertisement.
INCORRECT: Applicants must have English as their first language.
CORRECT: Applicants must be fluent in English or and Advanced level of English skills in speaking, writing listening and reading.
3. Ensure the use of proper spelling and grammar in your advertisement as Student Employment Services does not edit the postings.
4. Please note any advertisement asking students for an upfront payment or a photograph of themselves can be considered discriminatory / unethical and we may refuse to post your advertisement.
5. We do not regularly vet or screen employers, although we reserve the right to contact you for more information and to refuse posting your advertisement.
6. Recruiters may post on a conditional basis. Student Employment Services will post ads from recruiters at our discretion.
Student Employment Services follows CACEE's (Canadian Association for Career Educators) interpretation for internships and volunteer work. Please review their website for more information.
This position statement addresses unpaid internships that are not affiliated with an academic program for credit at a college of applied arts and technology or a university.
2. What can be considered an Internship?
3. Suggested criteria to determine if an Unpaid Internship is legitimate
The regulation of employment in Canada is a provincial responsibility, with each Province having its own legislation to regulate paid employment relationships between employees and employers. Unpaid internships are largely unregulated in Canada.
CACEE recommends that an unpaid internship be considered legitimate if it meets the following criteria:
The aim of this position statement is to offer guidance to the CACEE membership on how to assess unpaid internships. CACEE recommends that Career Centre’s do not advertise positions as unpaid internships unless they meet the criteria specified in this position statement. Based on this, Career Centre’s need to establish criteria as to what they will and will not accept on their campuses.
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