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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001117.txt from 1998/04

From: Janet McNaught <>
Subj: Re: Auditions in Canada
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 16:45:04 -0400

The audition situation in Canada may be explained by reasons Elizabeth
gives. One significant reason in addition is that in order to hire a
non-Canadian, employers are required by law to prove that there are no
Canadians with equal qualifications. So two rounds of auditions are a way of
avoiding lawsuits, fines and problems with immigration. This does give
Canadians opportunities to audition, although it would be interesting to
know if this affected hiring. In some professional situations, the call for
applications from Canadians is a token process to satisfy legal requirements.

>At 11:29 PM 4/17/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>>When there's an opening in a Canadian orchestra, everyone who sends their
>>>resume is invited. This can be explained by the smaller number of orchestras
>>>and/or clarinetits but still, everyone gets her/his chance. 8-) They do an
>>>all-Canadian round and if they don't find someone they like, they go
>>>international. This also gives a chance to everyone of getting heard and of
>>>getting audition experiences.
>>Interesting. Now we have two countries (Brazil and Canada) that require
>>all applicants to get a chance.
>>I wonder what the situation is in Europe?
>>Jonathan Cohler

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