Only black women need apply: Ont. government

Ontario Government House Leader John Milloy. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Ontario Government House Leader John Milloy. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

TORONTO -- The Ontario government has launched a project to open up promotion possibilities for its employees -- but only those who "self-identify as a black female" need apply.

According to documents obtained by QMI Agency, the Administrative Internship Pilot Program is the first Ontario Public Service (OPS) initiative in "recent history" to target a specific group of employees.

"The purpose of this internship program, which has been developed after considering employees' feedback and OPS employment data, is to begin to increase the representation of black, female employees in functional roles (such as) communications, finance, policy and procurement," a Dec. 5 memo to all Ministry of Government Services employees reads.


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