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HRM CA | 22 Jun 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
As the school year comes to an end, unpaid internships will become more common – but employers must be careful, warns one labour lawyer.
  • Tom from Burnaby BC | 22 Jun 2015, 12:34 PM Agree 0
    any one who an employer hires for the benefit of the company is an employee according to ESA and CRA.

    The art of someone paying for their own orientation training is not good work practice and leaves room for dissatisfaction.

    We knew of a company who benefited from this practice but later had to pay unpaid intern employees after an audit.


  • Mander T | 24 Jun 2015, 09:54 AM Agree 0
    Unverisities & Colllges in Canada are part of the problem for forcing unpaid internship as part of degree/diploma requirements. Eg: Centennial College Pharmcist Tehcnican. Either drop this requirement or mandate some wages. Else we need to close these schools down. No wages = No children = No future for schools . Think about it, idotic school admins!!

    Unpaid internships should not exist at all. If you are not willing to pay for workers, you have no rights to be an employer, and better go at it alone forever.
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