The six guidelines for internships in Ontario’s Employment Standards Act were applied in Girex Bancorp Inc. v. Hsieh. Nav Bhandal from the Labour and Employment Law Group at Keyson Mason Ball, LLP provides a good summary of the case.
This morning Claire Seaborn, Chair of The Canadian Intern Association traveled down to the CBC studio to do an interview with Matt Galloway on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. Claire was interviewed along side Addie Sorrell to talk about their intern experiences and discuss the inherent problems with unpaid internships. Addie Sorrell told her story of an internship gone wrong, which involved her being lead on about possible employment and treated with disrespect. Claire discussed her positive intern experiences and outlined some of the legal problems in Ontario and across Canada with unpaid internships.
Tune in to hear Matt Galloway and the Canadian Intern Association discuss the current internship landscape and what students should do to avoid being exploited.
When: Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30-6:30
Where: Yonge and Davisville, Starbucks on the second floor (Toronto)
What: Anyone is welcome to offer comments, suggestions, or simply learn what this organization is doing. We hope to develop our vision, prioritize our goals, and figure out what comes next!
UPDATE: Andrew Langille is attending! Andrew is doing a master of law at Osgoode and his research is focused on youth in the Canadian labour market. Read Andrew Langille’s Bio and check out his website Youth and Work.
Stats on youth unemployment in 2011 (Statistics Canada)
- 13% of Canadians ages 15-29 were neither in school nor working a paid position
- 15% of students in their early 20s were jobless in May
- 17.2% of all students were unemployed for the whole the summer