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Public Service Employment Act

Version of section 31 from 2021-06-29 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Qualification standards

  •  (1) The employer may establish qualification standards, in relation to education, knowledge, experience, occupational certification, language or other qualifications, that the employer considers necessary or desirable having regard to the nature of the work to be performed and the present and future needs of the public service.

  • Marginal note:Qualifications

    (2) The qualifications referred to in paragraph 30(2)(a) and subparagraph 30(2)(b)(i) must meet or exceed any applicable qualification standards established by the employer under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Identification of biases and barriers

    (3) When establishing or reviewing qualification standards, the employer shall conduct an evaluation to identify whether they include or create biases or barriers that disadvantage persons belonging to any equity-seeking group. If a bias or barrier is identified in the course of the evaluation, the employer shall make reasonable efforts to remove it or to mitigate its impact on those persons.

  • 2003, c. 22, s. 12 “31”
  • 2021, c. 23, s. 279
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