Senior Advisor, Human Resources

Destination Canada (DC) is looking for a Senior Advisor, Human Resources to join our HR team. 

An efficient multi-tasker, you’re comfortable working in a dynamic environment. With a strong background in human resources management, you’ll be able to effectively contribute to DC’s human resources strategy.  Reporting to the Executive Director, HR, you’ll live our core values and ensure that employees get the information and services they need, when they need them.

Join Destination Canada and join a team that’s inspiring travellers to explore Canada every day.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-HR-401-04

Classification: CTC-05

Tenure: Indeterminate

Closing Date: August 21, 2016

Salary: $72,400 – $94,100 per year  

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Senior Advisor, Human Resources

Language Requirements: The successful candidate must be fluent in French and English and have valid CBC Second Language Evaluation results from the Government of Canada or be tested and achieve CBC language level results before an appointment can be made. (Please visit for language level definitions.)

(N.B. When applying, please clearly demonstrate in writing how you meet the language requirements.)

Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior HR Advisor is responsible for providing advice on the development and execution of a wide range of Human Resources programs and initiatives that supports the strategic direction of the organization. Areas of responsibility include: Staffing; Talent Management; Performance Management, Compensation, Pay & Benefits; Employee/Labour Relations; Health & Safety; Strategic HR Planning and Management.


Education: Undergraduate degree in human resources management, industrial relations, business administration or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. Completed or working towards a CHRP designation would be an asset.

Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • Minimum of 8 years of related HR professional in the areas of: Staffing; Talent Management; Performance Management;
  • Compensation; Pay & Benefits; Employee/Labour Relations; Health & Safety; Strategic HR Planning and Management.
  • Experience developing HR Policies and/or Procedures.
  • Experience managing suppliers and external vendors.
  • Experience in project management and planning.
  • Experience in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in non-HR department (operations, strategy, marketing) is an asset.


  • Knowledge of all aspects of Human Resources Management and demonstrated expertise in labour relations and employee relations.
  • Knowledge of strategic and tactical human resource management policies, programs, planning and processes.
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices on a number of human resource fields including: Staffing; Talent Management; Performance Management; Compensation; Pay & Benefits; Employee/Labour Relations; Health & Safety; Strategic HR Planning and Management.
  • Knowledge of management principles, practices and methods of group facilitation.
  • Knowledge in project management and planning.
  • Knowledge of various relevant Canadian laws and Acts (e.g. Canada Labour Code, Canada Human Rights Act, Employment Equity Act, Official Languages Act).
  • Knowledge of HR best practices, issues and trends.
  • Knowledge of internal communications principles trends and practices.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of the federal government and its priorities or other public sectors is considered an asset.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with people, negotiate, mediate, make recommendations, influence, welcome different views and obtain consensus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Capacity to think at both a conceptual and strategic level. Ability to articulate strategies and convert strategic objectives into action plans.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to foster innovation.
  • Proactive and results-oriented.
  • Ability to embrace and manage change.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced global environment with limited resources.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize information.
  • Ability to research and interpret legislation, HR policies and collective agreements.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High level of discretion, confidentiality and diplomacy.
  • Customer service orientation and ability to establish strong relationships.
  • Ability to plan and manage both human and financial resources.
  • Sound judgment, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Bilingual (CBC).

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

Security: A Reliability Status or a Security Clearance may be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time. Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.


Send your resume and application in MS Word format or PDF format to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] comPlease specify the competition number (2016-CTC-HR-401-04) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.