Background Checks by Province: What Employers Need to Know

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Background screening job candidates is an important part of an employer’s recruitment process. There are several different background checks that are generally permissible in Canada, but employers must tread carefully. An improperly conducted background check — or a properly conducted one where information obtained is improperly used or disclosed — can expose an employer to liability. Therefore, it is critical that any background check is conducted in accordance with applicable provincial law. 

Use our interactive map to reveal notable features in each province regarding privacy and human rights as they relate to background checking.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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