Social Media and Background Checks
By Mark Swartz
Canadian Workplace Specialist
How about opening the links that a Google search about the job seeker brings?
MacKillop adds that an important consideration is PIPEDA, as federal legislation, only applies to federally regulated employers, a very small percentage of employers in Canada. While British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta have enacted similar legislation, Ontario, for example, does not have its own PIPEDA, leaving provincially regulated employers in that province facing fewer legislative barriers to the collection of personal information on the Internet.