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Job Title:  Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Indigenous) - Indigenous candidate sought


Montreal, QC, CA

Other Location(s):  Québec City, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Moncton, Halifax - Opportunity for [part
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  Bilingual Imperative (BBBB)
Job ID:  173345
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 173345 
Business Function: Human Resources 
Primary City: Montreal 
Other Location(s):Québec City, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Moncton, Halifax - Opportunity for [partial] remote work avail. 
Province: Quebec 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative (BBBB) 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 12/03/2023


Canada Post aims to staff this position with a qualified Indigenous person (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).  This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.  Canada Post reserves the right to verify the Indigenous identity of the successful candidate.



Job Description


At Canada Post, we are excited to spotlight Indigenous communities within our hiring practices as we celebrate the important heritage of our great Nation.

The Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Indigenous Peoples) is responsible for leading the implementation of Indigenous related strategies, initiatives and programs to recruit, select, retain and develop Indigenous employees and ensure employment equity targets are achieved within their assigned regions. The Advisor promotes and advocates for Indigenous representation in the region by building and cultivating positive working relationships and genuine partnerships with local Indigenous communities, allied organizations and networks that are founded in trust and respect. The Advisor will leverage networks and partnerships to identify and develop a robust pipeline of Indigenous talent to support equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) goals and regional employment equity gaps. As the regional point of contact, the Advisor will provide advice and guidance on the Talent Management process, including the end-to-end engagement with current and prospective Indigenous talent. The Advisor conducts regional analyses of potential and existing barriers and risks, and recommends solutions to mitigate those barriers. 

Job Responsibilities


Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Indigenous Peoples). 


1.    Leads the implementation and execution of Indigenous strategies, initiatives and programs at a regional level to recruit, select, retain and develop Indigenous employees and ensure employment equity targets and goals are achieved. 


2.    Champions and advocates for Indigenous employment equity in the field. Communicates and influences internal stakeholders to prioritize and actively support Indigenous strategies, initiatives and programs. Provides expert advice, guidance and support in accordance with ED&I Committee goals, Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Corporate policies, and related legislative requirements.


3.    Establishes, builds and strengthens genuine partnerships with regional Indigenous communities, allied organizations and networks that are founded in trust and respect. Works in alignment with Indigenous organizations, stakeholders, partners and programs that promote and guide Indigenous candidates for employment opportunities. 


4.    Leads and champions equity census campaigns, events and reporting across the region. Monitors and evaluates program outcomes. Recommends solutions to support continuous improvement.


5.    Designs, develops and executes regional equity measures address regional gaps, underlying barriers and risks to Indigenous employment. 

Job Responsibilities (continued)


6.    Participates in outreach activities, including targeted career fairs, hiring halls and recruitment blitzes for Indigenous Peoples. Develops and maintains a robust pipeline of Indigenous candidates to support employment equity targets and goals.


7.    Collaborates with Canada Post Talent Management and Talent Acquisition functions to help ensure a robust regional pipeline of internal and external talent to support the future needs of the organization. Conducts stay interviews to proactively engage and retain Indigenous employees and exit interviews to identify areas of opportunity. Participates, provides guidance and applies an Indigenous lens in Human Resource matters involving Indigenous Peoples to ensure appropriate measures, support and accommodations, as necessary, are provided. 


8.    Acts as the Employee Resource Group (EGR) regional lead for all strategies and programs related to attracting, retaining and promoting Indigenous Peoples. Provides strategic advice, operational guidance and best practice support to Recruiters, HRBPs and other internal stakeholders to ensure the intent and principles of Indigenous strategies are realized. 


9.    Collaborates with Learning and Development to deliver Indigenous specific cultural competency training at the regional level to enhance self-awareness and elevate the skills of regional recruiters and those who work directly and indirectly with Indigenous Peoples. Delivers training in a manner that is sensitive, inclusive, and respectful of complex issues.


10.    Provides advice to Government Affairs on communications and responses to media inquiries related to regional Indigenous relations.




•    Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training




•    Three to five years’ of relevant functional experience in particular related to recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees

•    One or more years’ of experience in a unionized environment an asset

•    Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit), communities and organizations



Other Candidate Requirements

•    Designated Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) has lived experience or resides in an Indigenous community is strongly preferred 

•    Strong understanding of Indigenous culture, history, barriers and issues, including the social and economic determinants of health

•    Experience advocating for underrepresented groups

•    Familiarity with the Employment Equity Act, Human Rights Act, Canada Labour Code and other applicable legislation is an asset

•    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


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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.



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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.


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