Canadian Intern Association urges Minister Mihychuk not to follow through on the Harper government’s unpaid internship loopholes

Earlier today, the Canadian Intern Association wrote Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk urging her government to halt the Canada Labour Program’s unpaid internship consultations and to enact meaningful reforms to prevent employee misclassification in the federal jurisdiction.

The current consultations focus on the establishment of regulations for the coming into force of the unpaid internship loopholes created by the Harper government in the 2015 Budget Implementation Act. The Canadian Intern Association adamantly opposes these provisions, which will allow federally regulated employers to “hire” unpaid interns if certain conditions are met.

The Canadian Intern Association wrote Minister Mihychuk urging her to halt the coming into force of these provisions, and to notify her of our withdrawal from further participation in the Canada Labour Program’s consultations.

A copy of the Canadian Intern Association’s letter is available here.

Want to add your voice to the campaign? Click here to tell Minister Mihychuk to not follow through on the Harper government’s unpaid internship loopholes.

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