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Fair Hiring Policy

Ref. No. Executive sponsor Policy steward Approval authority First approved Last reviewed Effective date Next review
44.01 Vice President, College Services and Strategy Director, Organizational Development Board of Governors 2016 Dec. 12, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023 2028
  1. Purpose
    1. NSCC employees collectively work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Our hiring practices must reflect the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values and support our Commitments and Promise through the recruitment and employment of highly qualified staff in a fair and effective manner.
    2. The purpose of this policy is to ensure a transparent, consistent and accessible fair hiring process that supports NSCC in selecting candidates on the basis of demonstration of the highest qualifications and relevance with the position.
  1. Scope
    1. This policy applies to all current employees regardless of status and job applicants to the College.
  1. Definitions


  1. Policy
    1. The College’s fair hiring process will be governed by the following fundamental objectives:
      1. The hiring process must:
        1. Reflect common sense and reasonableness in its application.
        2. Be open, objective and unbiased.
        3. Meet the College’s standards and procedures on a consistent basis.
        4. Recognize the right of every candidate to fair consideration for positions for which they are qualified.
      2. Hiring practices must be:
        1. Efficient and cost effective.
        2. Consistent with the principles of employment equity and accessibility to employment.
      3. Our commitment to:
        1. Recruit highly qualified candidates with relevant industry experiences.
        2. Being accessible to all qualified candidates as a major employer with the Province of Nova Scotia.
  1. Policy Supports

Related Policies

41.11 Employment Equity 
45.13 Employee Workplace Accommodation 

Related Procedures

44.03  Hiring Casual Status Employees
44.05  Hiring Guest Lecturers and Speakers
44.06  Employment of Relatives
44.07  Reference Verification
Onboarding and Orientation
Hiring Contractors / Consultants
Candidate and Talent Pools
Hiring Process (