Campus Recruitment Policies

The Engineering Career Centre, in the role of career educator, adheres to the Ethical Recruitment Guidelines of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE), and thus expects the students and employers we serve to follow the guidelines which apply to them.

These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the professional relationships between employers, students, third party recruiters and career educators. The guidelines are based on industry research, have been generally agreed upon by employers and educators, and are advocated by CACEE for national implementation.

The Engineering Career Centre expects you to comply with the CACEE Ethical Recruitment Guidelines listed below. Failure to do so may result in disabling your access to ECC services, including access to myFuture.

Following are the guidelines for students:

It is the student's responsibility to:

  • Comply with all relevant federal and provincial legislation.
  • Provide accurate and appropriate information on résumés, application forms and in interviews.


  • Prepare for the interview.
  • Notify the career centre at least 48 hours in advance if interviews must be rescheduled or canceled.
  • Acknowledge invitations for site visits or second interviews promptly whether accepted or rejected.
  • Notify employers at least 48 hours in advance if site visits or second interviews must be postponed or canceled.
  • Accept interview invitations (second and subsequent) only when seriously considering a position with the employer.

Job Offers

  • Discuss offers with employers to verify terms and reach mutually acceptable responses.
  • Respond to every offer whether it is to be accepted or rejected.
  • Notify employers of acceptance or rejection of an offer as soon as a decision is made.
  • Notify the career centre immediately upon confirmation of a job acceptance to withdraw from the recruitment process.
  • Honour the acceptance of the offer as it is a contractual agreement with the employer.

In addition to the CACEE Ethical Recruitment Guidelines, students are also bound by McGill University's Code of Conduct .