In this video we will consider issues of diversity and multiculturalism.
The term “Canadian experience” has a lot of connotations. As we will see in course 6, part 2, The Rights and Responsibilities of the Employer, “Canadian experience” is almost always shorthand for “proficient in English and able to deal with the public in an appropriate manner.” If you are interviewing an IEHP who is certified to practice in Ontario, they have already passed language proficiency tests.
Assuming that the IEHP has the competence and experience needed to do the job, think about what was said in the video: it is good to hire people different than yourself, who don’t think like you do. They bring a different perspective which helps your organization to keep evolving: “Diversity is power. It’s not something to be feared.”