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Job Title:  Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Persons with Disabilities)


Edmonton, AB, CA

Other Location(s):  Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, where the successful candidate resides
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  111862
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 111862 
Business Function: Human Resources 
Primary City: Edmonton 
Other Location(s):Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, where the successful candidate resides 
Province: Alberta 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential, bilingualism an asset
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02  

Area of Competition: All qualified candidates will be considered however priority will be given to a person with a disability.
Job Closing Date : 11/05/2021 

Job Description

The Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Persons with Disabilities) is responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies, programs and initiatives to meet regional employment equity targets for Persons with Disabilities. The Advisor brings a deep awareness and understanding of the history and barriers to inclusion for Persons with Disabilities to Canada Post to their assigned region. The Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Persons with Disabilities) engages internal and external stakeholders to develop a regional talent pipeline of Persons with Disabilities talent to close equity gaps and enable the long-term sustainability of the Corporation’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. As the regional point of contact and subject matter expert, the Advisor provides guidance and recommendations to functional groups in their assigned region on human resources processes and procedures relating to Persons with Disabilities. The Advisor will champion and communicate a strong message for the attraction, retention and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities within Canada Post.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Persons with Disabilities).

  • Leads the implementation and execution of strategies, programs and tools to attract, select and retain Persons with Disabilities to ensure employment equity targets and goals are achieved. Monitors and evaluates the progress and effectiveness of regional diversity and inclusion initiatives related to Persons with Disabilities. 
  • Applies an intersectional Disability-Inclusive lens to develop and oversee regional strategies, programs and action plans that address gaps and remove barriers to diversity representation of Persons with Disabilities. Provides expert advice, guidance and support in accordance with ED&I Committee goals, Accessibility and Disability Management policies, corporate policies and related legislative requirements.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholder groups in the region to close the equity gap for Persons with Disabilities. Acts as the regional point of contact and provides guidance and recommendations for Human Resources processes and procedures involving Persons with Disabilities, including accommodation and support measures.
  • Advocates for and influences cultural and systemic change in the field related to the inclusion and equity of Persons with Disabilities. Leads the development and execution of awareness campaigns in the region. Communicates strong messages of inclusivity to inspire active participation from internal stakeholders.
  • Establishes and fosters strong strategic relationships with bargaining agents, external agencies, educational institutions, and community organizations in the region. Leverages external partnerships and networks to advance employment equity goals, strategies and targets. Participates in outreach activities to develop and maintain a sound pipeline of Persons with Disabilities talent.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Partners with stakeholders in the field and head office to lead and manage equity, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives for Persons with Disabilities (e.g., Temporary Equity Measures).
  • Collaborates with Learning and Development to deliver training that generates a deep understanding of the history and barriers to attraction, retention and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. Executes and deploys training strategies, web strategies, team leader tools and employee communications for the region that elevate the cultural competency, awareness and skills of trainees. Presents training in a manner that is sensitive, inclusive, and respectful of complex issues.
  • Supports and advises the Employee Resource Group on PWD for the region for all strategies and programs related to attracting, retaining and promoting Persons with Disabilities. Provides advice, operational guidance and best practice support to Recruiters, HRBPs and other internal stakeholders to ensure the intent and purpose of strategies related to Persons with Disabilities are realized.
  • Advises and provides support for regional media inquiries related to strategies, programs and other matters involving Persons with Disabilities.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field (i.e., Disability studies) OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training


  • Three to five years’ of relevant functional experience
  • One or more years’ of experience in a unionized environment is an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Persons with Disabilities

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Strong understanding of the history, barriers and issues, including the social and economic determinants of health for Persons with Disabilities
  • Experience advocating for marginalized groups
  • Familiarity with the Accessible Canada Act, Employment Equity Act, Human Rights Act, Canada Labour Code and other applicable legislation is an asset
  • Related designations or certifications are assets (e.g., CCDI, Rick Hanson’s Auditing Methodology in a Built Environment, Disability Management certificates, CDMP, etc.)
  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong communication, analytical, and customer service skills

Other Information

Applicants who identify as having a disability shall be given priority in the candidate selection process. 


Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory

To support data collection: This is a special measure employment equity initiative and as a result it is important to self-identify.


Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. 

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.


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