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Human Resources Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The process will give priority to the following equity groups: visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

City: In a National Research Council office across Canada 

Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch 

Classification: PE-4 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


As an employer that values the diversity of its workforce, the NRC will give priority to applicants who have self-identified as members of the following designated groups: visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please notify us as soon as possible of any accommodation required for a fair and equitable assessment. These accommodations will be made available to you if you are selected for further assessment. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially.



The NRC Advantage



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 NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Human Resources (HR) Advisor, to support our Human Resources Branch. The HR Advisor would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The HR Advisor is part of a team of practitioners responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of HR programs that address strategic priorities and help shape the NRC as an employer and workplace.


This position is currently responsible for leading the NRC’s official languages program as part of a team committed to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion within the NRC and broader Canadian innovation system. In this role, you will help promote the use of Canada’s two official languages and will help ensure that the NRC respects and meets its official languages responsibilities to the public, its employees and stakeholders. The HR Advisor will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive official languages action plan designed to further strengthen the NRC’s commitment to Canada’s official languages and linguistic duality and inclusion in our workplace.


This role will appeal to a strategic-thinking professional who sees English and French as being at the heart of Canada’s history and identity, and recognizes the role of the public service in protecting and promoting the use of both official languages.


The successful candidate will also participate in the implementation of initiatives to attract and retain a diverse and representative workforce, identify and remove barriers to working and collaborating with the NRC, and promote an inclusive workplace and culture. They will take steps to incorporate leading-edge best practices into their work.

Our Inclusive Work Environment

Your work environment and tools will enable  you to collaborate with your colleagues across the country. We are committed to ensuring that each staff member promptly  receives the accommodation they need to do their job and we understand the importance of work/life balance.


NRC employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental, pension and insurance plans as well as annual vacation time and other leave. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.

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 institution in human resources management, business administration, or a related field.


For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.


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

  • Experience managing organization-wide human resources programs, projects or initiatives
  • Experience developing tools and/or approaches for broader roll-out and adoption throughout an organization
  • Experience providing advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience implementing strategies and programs designed to foster official languages, accessibility, diversity and inclusion would be considered an asset.

An equivalent combination of experience, education, training and/or experience may be accepted.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of progressive strategies, practices and approaches to promote and foster equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as Canada’s official languages and linguistic duality in the federal public service workplace.
  • Knowledge of the laws and frameworks governing official languages and equity, diversity and inclusion in the federal public service, including the Official Languages Act, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the Employment Equity Act, the Accessible Canada Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Ability to nurture collaborative working relationships and foster engagement at all levels
  • Effective research and writing skills with an ability to analyze and synthesize information, provide sound recommendations, and produce high quality written products.
  • Ability to manage projects and initiatives involving multiple stakeholders and dependencies.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
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 $86,695 to $96,367 per annum. 


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

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • 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.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • 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.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (10562) to:


Telephone: 613-998-3484 

Closing Date: 29 September 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-09-16

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