Apply now »

Job Title:  Specialist Labour Relations


Edmonton, AB, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  159886
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 159886 
Business Function: Labour Relations 
Primary City: Edmonton 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Alberta 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 10/21/2022

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.



Job Description

Facilitates Labour Relations activities within the assigned area and provides specialist advice and guidance to business partner’s plant/divisional management in the interpretation, application and administration of Collective Agreements, policies and procedures consistent with corporate directives. Maintains workable interrelationships between employee unions, associations at the regional level and appropriate representatives of management within the terms of the Collective Agreements and the Canada Labour Code. Undertakes grievance resolution after the 1st level with a major focus being the arbitration process. Promotes the development and maintenance of effective labour/management relationships conductive to operational, administrative and service efficiency. Advises the Manager of potential disruptive issues or activities which may arise in the labour force and makes recommendations to avoid or resolve same.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Specialist Labour Relations


  • Provides, in accordance with National policy, Labour Relations Services in a highly labour intensive, mechanized, fast changing and politically sensitive environment, consisting of a large number of employees represented by a variety of unions and bargaining agents


  • Provides specialist advice, guidance and support to the business partners in the interpretation, application, and administration of Collective Agreement(s) along with changes to collective agreement(s) or national policies. Advises on the handling of grievances, conciliation or arbitration cases, and is required to present or assist in arbitration cases


  • Consults with regional union / management representatives on matters relating to working conditions, disciplinary issues and problem resolution.


  • Handles grievance procedures after the 1st level in a timely and effective manner to ensure speedy resolution of employee problems or concerns

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Administration of the grievance management system (GMS). Ensures proper documentation is collected and recorded in the system


  • Integrates and monitors the business processes for regional consultations, grievance management, arbitration, WCB appeals within the operating area. Links with Head Office ensuring the universal application of Head Office developed policy


  • Maintains a network of internal and external contacts to regularly benchmark and remain current on future trends and developments related to labour relations programs, policies and strategies. Participates in HR associations and events, in order to remain current and promote the CPC brand.



  • University degree in Industrial Relations OR University degree with commensurate experience in Labour/Industrial Relations. Alternatively, a completed post-secondary school education program (including courses related to Labour Relations) and commensurate experience (including equivalent knowledge and ability in Labour/Industrial Relations)



  • 1 to 3 years of relevant functional experience
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Knowledge of Labour Relations, Human Resources, Mail Operations, Collection and Delivery, Marketing and Retail Operations
  • Knowledge of labour/management principles, the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Labour Relations Board process, Canada Post collective agreements, Canada Post Health and Safety programs, the Worker’s Compensation Process and the Canada Post Act. Also familiarity with provincial labour regulations, collective agreements and various labour organizations

Other Information


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 People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

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.

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 themselves 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.


Job Segment: Law, Employee Relations, Legal, Human Resources

Apply now »