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GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA COMPANY

PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR JOB APPLICANTS
(“JOB APPLICANT PRIVACY STATEMENT”)

1. Introduction

General Motors of Canada Company (“GM Canada”) has developed this Job Applicant Privacy Statement to explain to you how your personal information will be collected, used, disclosed and protected. GM Canada respects your privacy and will use your personal information for purposes consistent with this Privacy Statement.

When you choose to participate in the GM Canada hiring process you will be asked to provide GM Canada with personal information that will be used to assess your qualifications and match your skills and interests to GM Canada job requirements. GM Canada may contact you at any time during your candidacy for employment to request additional information or to communicate your applicant status. As well, GM Canada may collect personal information about you from third parties, including, without limitation, educational institutions, previous employers, references and public sources (e.g., newspapers, publications and social media).

GM Canada is collecting and processing this information for the purpose of recruitment and will not use it for any other purposes without your prior consent or as required or permitted by law. If you are a successful applicant, the information collected during the recruitment process may be retained and will be handled in accordance with the General Motors of Canada Employee Personal Information Privacy Policy. If your application is not successful, GM Canada may keep your information on file for as long as necessary to consider you for employment plus three years thereafter.

2. Sharing Your Personal Information

The information you share with GM Canada may be shared with GM Canada affiliates and service providers exclusively for the purpose of administering recruitment related activities in the GM Canada hiring process. We may also disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law, for example, in conjunction with a government inquiry or in litigation or dispute resolution. In addition, if a GM Canada affiliate or service provider is located outside of Canada, your personal information may be collected, processed and stored in a country where the laws are different from those in Canada, and where local law enforcement or the local government (e.g. the Government of the United States of America) may be able to obtain disclosure of your personal information under local laws. GM Canada will not otherwise share your personal information without your consent. 

3. GM Canada Use of Tracking Technologies

GM Canada may use cookies and other tracking devices on its websites. Cookies are small data text files and can be stored on your computer’s hard drive (if your browser permits). Using cookies on our sites provides benefits to you, such as allowing you to maintain your login information between visits. The use of cookies also allows us to measure site activity to provide a better user experience. Cookies and other tracking devices may be used to tell us the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our site, the site you visited just before coming to ours, and the name of your Internet service provider. 

If you are concerned about cookies, you may modify your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie. If you do not know how to modify your browser settings, please consult your browser documentation. You may visit the GM Canada Career Centre website with your cookies turned off. However, you may not be able to access some of the areas of our site, which require cookies for customization and personalization. Information from tracking technologies is not collected, retained and/or used by GM Canada. 

4. Safeguarding Your Personal Information

GM Canada recognizes the importance of safeguarding your personal information in GM Canada’s possession from theft, inappropriate use and improper distribution. Only employees, agents and representatives of GM Canada and its affiliates and service providers who have a legitimate need to access and process your information for recruitment purposes will be provided authorization to access this information. You may access and update personal information that you have submitted in the GM Canada hiring process by going to the GM Canada Career Centre website. The information pertaining to applicants who have applied will be retained for up to four years.

5. Privacy Inquiries

If you have concerns or questions regarding GM Canada’s privacy practices in the hiring process, or if you wish to receive information regarding our policies and procedures with respect to service providers outside of Canada or would like to access the information about you collected by GM Canada, please contact:

General Motors of Canada Company
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
Attention: Ken Bracken, Employee Information Privacy Coordinator 
Mail Code: CA1-030-001

You may also contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” icon found on the GM Canada website or call our Customer Communications Centre at 1-800-463-7483.

6. Changes

GM Canada retains the right to change this Privacy Statement. We will post changes to this page in a timely manner. This Privacy Statement is effective as of January 19, 2012.

7. Consent

GM Canada is seeking your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information as described above. If you click on the “ACCEPT” button you will be providing this consent and will be leaving the GM Canada website and will proceed to the applicant process on the Taleo website, operated by the service provider with whom GM Canada has a contractual relationship to ensure that your personal information is used and protected as described above.

Last updated October 11, 2018


Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

General Motors du Canada valorise la diversité et est un employeur offrant l'égalité d’emplois. Si vous êtes contacté par General Motors du Canada et vous avez des besoins particuliers associé à un handicap, laissez-nous savoir et un arrangement peut vous être procuré.