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Hiring Advisor

Amendment: While the official location of work for this position will be an NRC facility within Canada, the option of an offsite or a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite) may be possible.

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. 

City: Within a National Research Council Office across Canada 

Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch 

Classification: PE-2 

Tenure: Term
Duration: 2 year term

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Note: We are currently seeking to fill positions in the near future and to create an eligibility list for similar positions in various locations with various tenures.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.

Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

We are looking for Hiring Advisors to join our Hiring Services team (HST) within NRC’s Human Resources Branch.

As a Hiring Advisor, you will be in a role that is impactful for NRC by being involved in direct input into the exceptional talent hired.You will be an integral part of a team dedicated to delivering excellent client service and continuously striving to improve hiring practices. You will work closely with an assigned group of passionate clients providing the full cycle of hiring services. You will strive to understand their business, and will act as a strategic partner to advise and influence them on hiring including developing creative and flexible sourcing strategies. This talent in turn makes a difference to Canada. In the HST, candidate care is key: you will work in a team environment where there is constant collaboration and communication with clients and potential candidates both verbally and in writing.

If you are inspired by the opportunity to partner with clients to meet the organization’s hiring needs, we would like to hear from you!

Great Work, Great Team

We offer learning and career opportunities, a mentoring program and take work life balance seriously! We offer exceptional benefits, such as medical and dental plans, vacation and sick leave, and we are closed every year during the December holiday.

To learn more about the NRC, please click on the following link:
If you are looking for a challenging fast-paced environment, with a team that is described by its members as being friendly, caring and supportive, who celebrate small wins not just milestone achievements, look no further! The Hiring Services Team knows how to work hard, laugh hard as well as respect and support each other throughout our day to day activities - in both work and life away from our jobs. 
If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for or if you have any questions, we would love to hear from you!
We invite you to submit your candidacy to join and contribute to our team.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


University degree from a recognized university in a field relevant to the work to be performed.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Experience in advising and/or supporting hiring managers with hiring actions (e.g. development of job posters and assessment tools, screening of applications, discussions on approach to hiring students or temporary staff, preparation, presentation of offer to candidates, etc.).
  • Experience in researching, analyzing and interpreting HR information from sources such as policies and legislation to provide advice, guidance, recommendations and to highlight potential risks to clients.
  • Experience working with various sourcing mechanisms to generate a pool of qualified candidates would be considered an asset.


A combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to provide value-added hiring advice to hiring managers, and to influence hiring strategies and decisions.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, identify options, risks and to recommend solutions.
  • Ability to provide advice based on hiring principles, associated legislation and collective agreements.
  • Knowledge of emerging HR trends related to hiring.
  • Ability to organize workload, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to an assigned HR resource.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $71,642 to $79,519 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.
  • A written examination and/or simulation may be administered.
  • Underfilling may be considered.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11684) to:

Telephone: 613-993-1679 
Closing Date: 4 October 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time


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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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