Expiry Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018


Labour Relations Specialist


Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Labour Relations Specialist (LRS) is a non-unionized position that performs a range of Human Resource duties with a focus on maintaining positive working relationships and resolving labour issues within the City of Iqaluit, in accordance with legal obligations, city policies, bylaws, Collective Agreements and industry best practices.  The Labour Relations Specialist will contribute to developing and maintaining a positive work environment and a productive workforce by providing leadership, expert advice and training to departments.

Duties and responsibilities of the LRS include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting investigations and acting as a mediator to resolve disputes

  • Responding to grievances, ensuring regulatory compliance and preparing for arbitration or other hearings as required

  • Providing training and guidance to staff and management to ensure a positive work environment is maintained; and preserving working relations with the union and other agencies.

  • Making recommendations on disciplinary actions and implement the actions as approved

  • Developing policies and procedures in conjunction with the Human Resource Team to provide clear expectations and rules for management and staff

  • Assisting the Human Resource Team with recruitment


Required Qualifications and Abilities

  • A university degree in Business with a major in Human Resources or Labour Relations with a professional designation, CHRP

  • Minimum 3 years of directly related work experience; work experience in government and unionized environment is preferred

  • Experience conducting investigations and document findings to withstand legal scrutiny

  • Demonstrated ability to provide beneficial recommendations to solve HR related issues related to laws, policies and regulations

  • In depth knowledge of collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment

  • A broad knowledge of the theories, principles and practices in the HR field

  • Ability to interpret and implement organizational policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of behavioural sciences, group dynamics and motivational theories

  • Discretion and confidentiality is essential with the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times

  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key external stakeholders

  • Superior communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills; basic research and data analysis skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of change management

  • Effective presentation skills

  • Motivated individual with proven initiative to work efficiently independently as well as part of a team

  • Excellent time and project management skills with great attention to detail

  • Professional appearance and manners

  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, Office and PowerPoint

  • Proficient typing skills, including proper spelling and grammar

  • Competence using general office equipment

Equivalencies that include a combination of education, skills and abilities to formal education may be considered.


The annual salary for this position is $73,404.42 plus an annual settlement allowance of $22,378.25 and an excellent benefits package.


Due to the nature of the position, the successful candidate must provide a clear criminal record check.


CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled


Please send application package quoting Reference # to:

Reference # 06-1052

Human Resources

P.O. Box 460

Iqaluit, NU   X0A 0H0