The pre-employment reference guide has been updated

15 October 2021

Reference checks are a tool that can substantiate and validate candidate information and provide further insight into a candidate's skills, abilities, and knowledge during the recruitment process. Our pre-employment reference guide is a template you can use when conducting a reference check.

We’ve revised the language in the guide to better reflect our principles of equity, diversity and inclusivity, added additional questions, made minor adjustments to pre-existing questions and updated the file to a fillable PDF format.

Use the updated guide to verify candidate information and identify and confirm level of competencies when conducting a reference check. You can use the standard guide or customize it to specific job requirements.

The updated guide can be found on the Evaluating Candidates and Checking Reference web pages for Support Staff and Academic Staff.