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Labour and Employee Relations Specialist
Labour and Employee Relations Specialist

Labour and Employee Relations Specialist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $107,910–$122,552 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Title
Labour and Employee Relations Specialist
Regular Full-Time
Temporary - Approximate length of assignment, in months
Type of Position
an Addition to Staff
Start Date
Salary Grade
$107,910.00 - $122,552.00
York Region -> Corporate Services -> Human Resources
Hybrid work opportunities may apply - CA
PEC - 17250 Yonge Street - Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 CA (Primary)
Job Description (E)

The Labour & Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for providing proactive and responsive approaches to solving employee and labour relations issues and promoting a positive and productive work environment. Under the direction of the Lead, Labour and Employee Relations, the Labour & Employee Relations Specialist provides coaching, guidance and advice to other People, Equity and Culture co-workers and designated departments on a variety of employee/labour relations and collective agreement interpretation matters. This role will ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies and practices and investigate Workplace Harassment and Discrimination complaints. The Labour & Employee Relations Specialist works collaboratively with clients to maximize overall organizational effectiveness.


  • Acts as primary contact for day-to-day inquiries on labour/employee issues providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and administration of collective agreements and any labour/employee relations matters.
  • Participates in labour relations activities as directed. Responds to inquiries appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Investigates complaints of Workplace Harassment and Investigation and prepares reports
  • Upholds good communications and cooperative working relationship with labour representatives, fosters positive and proactive labourmeetings, and makes recommendations for improving and increasing communications with Union partners.
  • Provides guidance, advice and support on a broad range of LR/ER matters such as dealing with complaints, performance management, discipline, termination, absenteeism, etc. As appropriate, reviews findings and recommendations with the Lead, Labour & Employee Relations.
  • Liaises with HR Business Partners, HR Consultants, recruiters, legal, cross-functional staff and external contacts as required (may include local and regional municipalities and government agencies).
  • Liaises with local and regional municipalities to discuss and share LR/ER best practices.
  • Liaises proactively with Union Representatives to determine if potential grievances can be settled/resolved prior to filing such grievance.
  • Prepares letters, reports, memorandums and general LR/ER correspondence as required/directed3
  • Maintains and fosters ongoing commitment to continuous improvement for the PEC Branch and the Region.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge on LR issues and trends through attendance at various conferences and seminars as approved/directed.


  • Degree from a recognized university with specialization in Human Resources , Labour Relations or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience directly related to labour and employee relations, in complex public or private sector unionized work environments.
  • Strong HR generalist background with extensive labour relations experience dealing with grievances, mediations, arbitrations, investigations and contract negotiations.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment and labour law in Ontario including Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act andHuman Rights Code
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), Ontario Pay Equity Act and all other related legislation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Legislation, Standards, Acts and Regulations.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
Council Approval Date
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Scheduled Shifts
8:30 - 16:30
Operational Hours
Close Date
May 30, 2023
# of Hires Needed
Non Union Staff

Please apply online by 5:00PM EST of the closing date indicated above. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

York Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation.

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