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Indo-Canadian man challenges job refusal in court

Gian Singh's job application was rejected on grounds that he was overqualified.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2007 14:22 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

An Indo-Canadian environmental scientist whose job application was rejected six years ago on grounds that he was overqualified for the post has approached the federal court of Canada.

India-born Gian Singh Sangha is asking the federal court to award him back pay or employment in his field after he was turned down in 2001 for the post of a regulatory officer with the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board because officials decided he was overqualified for the position, according to the National Post newspaper.

The hearing has been scheduled for April 12 and is seen as a test case for highly qualified immigrants who find it difficult to employ their skills in Canada.

Sangha, 58, a resident of Surrey, British Columbia (BC), earned his PhD degree in environmental science from Germany.

First Published: Apr 04, 2007 13:59 IST