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Human Resources Advisor- Stream 1: Staffing, Stream 2: Labour Relations

Reference number: IRB21J-020887-000386
Selection process number: 21-IRB-EA-BA-09-140579
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada - Human Resources and Administration Branch
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
PE-02, PE-03
$71,643 to $89,295

For further information on the organization, please visit Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Closing date: 13 December 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The IRB has a workforce that is reflective of the population it serves. Please continue reading to further persuade you that this is a workplace of choice.

- Like to take on challenges and be in the action?
- Strive to offer the best client service?
- Like to be creative and think outside the box?


- We currently have five (5) bilingual positions to fill on a permanent basis.
- No cover letter required, simply answer the screening questions.


Our team is comprised of subject matter experts located across the country, with a variety and years of experience and knowledge, working together to support management in dealing with exciting, challenging, difficult and sensitive matters.  

Our Staffing team provides advice and guidance to management regarding hiring and recruitment issues including analyzing relevant policies, directives, jurisprudence, and trends to develop recruitment strategies, or corporate policies or programs.

Our Labour Relations team provide advice and guidance to management regarding workplace labour management issues, including analyzing and interpreting collective agreements, policies, directives and jurisprudence.

Work environment

- Flexible work arrangements, including telework.
- Excellent work/life balance 
- Friendly and welcoming working environment 
- Continuous professional development and talent management  
- Small HR team, quick integration, diverse files, involvement with many business partners (i.e. HR, Finance, Communications) and management levels

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to create a pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates to fill positions at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada of various durations (such as permanent and temporary). These positions will have a bilingual imperative linguistic profile of CBC/CBC and BBB/BBB

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Stream 1 - Staffing & Stream 2 - Labour Relations

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

Stream 1 - Staffing

1) Experience in providing advice and guidance to senior management (such as Director, Executive Director, Director General or similar position) on complex issues related to staffing.
2) Experience in the implementation of staffing projects.

Stream 2 – Labour Relations

1) Experience providing operational advice to clients on labour relations issues.
2) Experience providing interpretation of collective agreements, HR policies or directives.
3) Experience interacting and working in collaboration with union representatives.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Stream 1 – Staffing
Experience in interpreting the Public Service Commission’s Appointment Framework.

Stream 2 – Labour Relations
Experience as a Labour Relations Advisor providing operational advice to clients on a variety of LR files within the federal public service.

Experience in the management of grievances.

Experience in participating in disciplinary hearings.

Experience in writing business correspondence such as briefing notes, case summaries, written reports or formal written recommendations.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative
Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented - Contributes to achievement of organization’s objectives by focusing on achieving results consistent with organization’s values, principles, and standards; includes adjusting efforts to adapt to change.

Demonstrating integrity and respect - Behaves in a transparent, fair, compassionate, and inclusive manner. Demonstrates the principles and values of the Public Service.

Interpersonal skills - Establishes partnerships and maintains professional relations to foster joint projects aimed at developing policies, services and value-added products for HR activities; includes gaining support for ideas, proposals and solutions. Works cooperatively with others and capitalizes on strengths to achieve goals.

Thinking Things Through - Brings range of business considerations and perspectives to situations/issues, ensures thorough analysis supports recommendations and decision-making; addresses need for strategic risk considerations.

Communication - Communicates (verbal and written) ideas and information in an effective and professional manner to ensure that messages are understood.

Client Service Orientation - Takes responsibility to provide service to meet needs of internal and external clients, including being aware of business objectives and priorities.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Preference may be given to candidates who are members of an Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities. Therefore, we encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups.

In order to ensure placement of IRB employees affected by WFA, we are asking all affected employees who are interested in this position to apply. Since a pool of qualified candidates will be established from this process, we will proceed with the assessment of all candidates. However, should affected employees qualify; they will be appointed prior to other qualified candidates.

It is important to note that if an employee is no longer affected by WFA at the time of appointment, he/she cannot be appointed ahead of other affected qualified candidates.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

To have your application considered, all screening questions must be answered. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how you meet the essential screening criteria (Education and Experience) will result in the screening board being unable to assess your qualifications.

Your CV will be used as a secondary source to validate the education and/or experience described in the screening questions.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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