Discrimination Against College Grads

October 3, 2006

  Seneca College, Canada's largest, has accused the federal public service of discrimination because its hiring strategies and policies exclude college graduates from applying for positions across several federal departments. ''I don't think it's intentional, but it is discrimination,'' said Seneca president Rick Miner.  Most postings list a university degree as the minimum educational requirement for entry-level jobs.  Seneca's graduate employability lobby campaign is part of a larger push to put the priorities of polytechnic institutions on Ottawa's radar. The newly created Polytechnics Canada is an alliance of Canada's eight leading colleges and institutes of advanced technology, including Seneca. (News story: http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=a7b8970d-a528-416c-a157-3be3dc90bb15&k=98736&p=1 )