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Lia Chiarotto

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Lia Chiarotto is a partner in the Toronto Labour and Employment Group. She has a varied practice, encompassing all areas of employment law, workplace human rights, and workers’ compensation law. Lia regularly represents employers in employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, employment standards proceedings and worker’s compensation proceedings. She also represents employers in independent contractor status disputes with Canada Revenue Agency.

Is Requiring Canadian Work Experience Discriminatory?

It’s a well-documented fact that recent immigrants face high rates of both underemployment and unemployment.  Statistics Canada reported that between 1991 and 2006, the proportion of immigrants with a university degree in jobs with low educational requirements has increased, and that the requirement for Canadian experience is the most common barrier faced by newcomers looking…

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