Department of National Defence turns down foreign-trained professionals despite shortage

  • April 20, 2015
  • BakerLaw
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Starting Monday April 13, 2015, bakerlaw appeared before the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Toronto on behalf of Arthur Keith, a former U.S Air Force psychiatrist.  Despite a shortage of mental health staff in the Canadian military, and despite Dr. Keith being licensed to practice in Ontario, his applications have been consistently turned down due to a policy that excludes foreign-born and foreign-trained specialists due to a required extra level of certification. This constitutes discrimination on the basis of place of training, a proxy for place of origin, contrary to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

For more information, please read Murray Brewster’s coverage of Dr. Keith’s case (link to article).

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