Human Resources Advisor (One-year term with a possibility of extension)

Location: Ottawa
Competition #: 1156

Would you like to join a dynamic group of professionals that forms part of Canada’s financial safety net? If you‘re a creative, out-of-the-box thinker that is energized by solving problems with experience and knowledge in any of the following areas, apply today!

  • Recruitment
  • Job Evaluation
  • HRIS system
  • Employee Relations
  • Ministerial reporting
  • Canada Labour code
  • Compensation & benefits

The Human Resources Advisor is responsible for providing support in the various human resources functions, which include recruitment, HRIS, employee counseling, coordination of various activities as well as administrative tasks.


  • Maintain the HRIS database, ensure accuracy and timeliness of data. Collect information, compile statistics, gather and compute various data for the preparation of reports;
  • Identify HRIS system enhancements and opportunities to increase functionality;
  • Lead the recruitment process for levels 1-4 positions; assist with level 5 and above and provide support on recruitment activities for the Private Sector Directors (draft interview questions, draft job ads, job posting, pre-screen resumes, schedule interviews, conduct references; administer test; and send regrets letters);
  • Provide guidance to management on employee retention, recruitment, compensation and benefits;
  • Provide advice on policies, programs and procedures regarding human resources services;
  • Process compensation and benefits documentation for employees and retirees and update various system in a timely manner (HRD, CWA, Great West);
  • Administer the HR budget and ensure the Director HR is fully aware of status of budget. Process invoices in a timely manner. Prepare quarterly reporting and administer activities related to individuals on secondment from other organizations;
  • Coordinate the renewal of HR contracts and prepare business cases;
  • Administer security clearance process, ensure security clearances are current and maintain a B/F system for renewals;
  • Coordinate HR events/programs (Service Award, Employee Recognition, Town Hall, Bring Your Kids to Work, Flu Clinic, Employee Conference, Health & Wellness, Training, Performance Management process and tracking);
  • Provide guidance on employee relations (basic to medium);
  • Provide support to job evaluation process by reviewing rationales;
  • Lead and/or provide assistance with research on various HR initiatives (Official Languages, Talent Management, Wellness activities and training resources);
  • Update various systems (HR Portal, InfoForum - phone book, Compliance Management);
  • Issue ID cards to all employees and ensure functionality of the Employee Emergency Information Line;
  • Coordinate the disposal of employee personnel files as per disposal schedule.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Successful completion of a college diploma/university degree in a related field;
  • 3 to 5 years experience in Human Resources functions;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit;
  • A CHRP accreditation or working towards a designation is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code.


  • Communication (excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential)
  • Working with Others (Collaborating and Relationship Management)
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative/ Innovative Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing

Conditions of Employment/Security Clearance: Level II, Secret
Language Requirements: Bilingual CBC

Important Notes:

  1. A one year term position is currently available, secondment candidates will also be considered; and, a pool of pre-qualified candidates may be established to staff future similar positions within CDIC with various tenures, and bilingual linguistic profiles.
  2. Due to Canadian immigration regulations, we can only consider applications from Canadian citizens or other individuals legally entitled to work in Canada and obtain necessary security clearances. Please indicate in your cover letter the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
  3. CDIC is a federal agency (separate employer) and does not fall under the Public Service Employment Act.
  4. CDIC is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process please advise us. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
  5. CDIC offers a collegial work environment with highly skilled people, competitive compensation as well as interesting, innovative work. We invite you to forward your résumé and covering letter describing how you could contribute to our organization at Please quote competition #1156.
  6. We would like to thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.