When Muhammad Taimoor Haseeb graduated from McGill university in 2014 he had a job offer from Imperial Oil to work in their Sarnia refinery. The position paid $86,700/year with benefits, and pension, and access to the company’s savings plan.
The offer was withdrawn once the company found out Haseeb wasn’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However he could work legally in Canada under a post-graduation work permit program built to attract international students.
The offer’s withdrawal is the subject of a Human Rights complaint based on national origin and citizenship. The hearing is scheduled for March, 2016 before the Ontario Human rights commission.
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