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Job Title:  Advisor, Equity Talent Acquisition (Indigenous Peoples)- National Employment Policy and Programs


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s):  Other major urban areas. Opportunity for remote work available
Employment Type:  Temporary - New
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  167227
Employment Type:  Temporary - New
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 167227 
Business Function: Human Resources 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s):Other major urban areas. Opportunity for remote work available 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Temporary - New 
Employment Status: Term. This is a 24 months term opportunity with the possibility of extension or permanency.
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level:  
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 06/14/2023


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


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  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 national 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 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 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 at the national level. 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 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. Monitors and evaluates program outcomes. Recommends solutions to support continuous improvement.


5.    Designs, develops and executes equity measures to address 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) recruitment 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 to enhance self-awareness and elevate the skills of corporate 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 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

•   Experience developing employment policies and programs

•    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


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.


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