P.E.I. school maintenance worker grieves after being denied job post

Both sides found at fault in flawed job-application process
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2019

Even though he was the most senior candidate, an employee with the Public Schools Branch in Prince Edward Island wasn’t awarded a posting as a carpenter.

In 2017, the public school body published a job notice, with a closing date of Dec. 14, for a carpenter position. Donald McKenna held a Red Seal Carpentry 2A designation and had experience in commercial institutions, both of which were required in the posting. 

The job notice stated the successful candidate “must have a provincial trade qualification (Red Seal) in carpentry with considerable experience in a commercial/institutional environment.”