Ethical Recruitment

Ethical Recruitment Policy & Guidelines

Seneca is a member of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) and Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada). We adhere to CACEE’s Ethical Recruitment Guidelines and CEWIL’s Recruiting Ethics and expect our employer partners to do the same.

Employer Terms and Conditions

The purpose of these policies, codes, acts and guidelines is to ensure ethical practices and relationships are upheld between Seneca, students and employers.

Seneca requires its employer partners to abide by the guidelines, terms and conditions listed on this page, in addition to the following codes, acts and policies:

Job Postings and Employment Opportunities

Employers must provide the following information in order to post a job opportunity on our job posting website. Failure to do so may result in the job posting not being approved:

  • name of organization, including full mailing address and phone number
  • contact information of the employer representative, including full name, phone number and email address
  • the type of job (e.g. full-time permanent, contract, volunteer, etc.), followed by a detailed description of the nature of the position being offered and an approximate or fixed hourly wage/salary (in $CAD)

Recruitment agencies and third-party recruiters may be required to provide the name of the organization for which they are recruiting. This information will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in the job posting.

We will not accept the following types of employment:

  • work that is pyramid-type or multi-level marketing (MLM) in nature or structure
  • work that requires the purchase of a service/product, requires a monetary deposit or similar as a condition of employment
  • work involving unpaid or reduced pay for training (exceptions to this can include registered nonprofit organizations, charitable organizations and specific WIL programs)
  • work involving credit in lieu of pay
  • employment contracts or franchise contracts that charge a fee (e.g. certification fee, licencing fee, equipment purchase, initial investment in a company)

On-Campus Recruiting

We prohibit the following recruitment strategies on campus:

  • entering classrooms during a scheduled class, tutorial or lab to promote employment opportunities and/or distribute employment materials
  • using common internal and external areas on campus such as waiting areas, lobbies, alcoves, break rooms, entrances, libraries or eating areas to conduct impromptu recruiting activities
  • hanging posters and/or displaying employment advertisements without approval 

Refusal of Service

We reserve the right to remove or refuse any employer conducting recruitment on campus or job postings where:

  • non-compliance with these terms and conditions has occurred
  • incorrect or misleading information has been provided
  • complaints from students, graduates, alumni or Seneca staff regarding unethical recruitment practices are received and substantiated
  • we consider the employment opportunity to not represent a viable work opportunity for students
  • the behaviour or conduct of an employer is deemed unethical and/or contrary to Seneca’s policies and practices

We will not be liable to employers with respect to any loss or damage that may have resulted directly or indirectly with regards to our services.


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