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Prof. Izumi Sakamoto influences Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new policy on Canadian experience barrier…

Understanding the Ontario Human Rights Commission policy


Professor Izumi Sakamoto quoted on Toronto Star article: “Ontario Human Rights Commission eases way for foreign professionals in Canada” (Toronto Star, Sept. 15, 2013).

Read Professor Sakamoto’s Op-Ed in Toronto Star (July 16, 2013), “Tearing down the ‘Canadian experience’ roadblock: Relevant experience as relevant experience, regardless of the geography”:

Professor Sakamoto quoted in Toronto Star article reporting the Launch of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)’s new “Policy on Removing Canadian Experience Barrier” on July 15, 2013:

UofT News: Why “Canadian experience” violates human rights

Coverage on this news can also be accessed from the University of Toronto’s home page


Read more about Professor Sakamoto’s research on Canadian experience:
– Beyond Canadian Experience Project (with Professor Lin Fang, Mennonite New Life Centre Toronto, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council):

– Canadian Experience Media Project (with Professors Rupaleem Bhuyan and Lin Fang, Doctoral candidate Daphne Jeyapal (FIFSW) & Professor Jane Ku, University of Windsor):