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Senior Human Resources Advisor, Talent Management

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: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch 

Classification: PE-5 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Note: 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.

We are currently seeking to fill this position 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

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.


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 Senior Human Resources (HR) Advisor, Talent Management to support our HR Branch. The Senior HR Advisor would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Reporting to the Manager, Talent Programs, you will provide strategic advice and drive the design, development and delivery of talent management solutions that support the NRC’s diverse and highly skilled workforce and enable excellence in research and innovation. This includes defining and implementing new or renewed approaches for workforce planning, succession planning, high potential identification and management, executive talent management and overseeing the ongoing delivery of programs such as the annual performance management process. You will also leverage research and workforce intelligence to identify current and future HR priorities and organizational capability requirements.     

This role will appeal to a strategic thinking and solution focused HR practitioner who is motivated by the challenge of implementing HR practices and solutions that help ensure the NRC has the workforce and leadership bench strength it needs for today and the future. 

Our Inclusive Work Environment

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:


Degree from a recognized university in a field relevant to the work to be performed.
An equivalent combination of experience, education, training and/or experience may be accepted.


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


  1. Significant experience in the field of human resources management including providing strategic advice to leaders at all levels.
  2. Experience designing, delivering and implementing talent management strategies and solutions including workforce planning, succession planning and/or high potential identification programs.
  3. Experience formulating HR strategies and recommendations based on leading practices, research and analysis. 
  4. Experience developing and rolling out new programs, products and tools for use by a variety of stakeholders.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  1. Strong knowledge of HR management principles, practice and frameworks
  2. Strong knowledge of talent management including strategies and tactics to advance workforce planning, succession planning and executive talent management.
  3. Ability to conduct research and leverage workforce intelligence to identify current and future organizational capability and HR programming requirements.  
  4. Ability to produce high quality written products including policies, reports, briefings, tools and materials for stakeholders at all levels
  5. Ability to lead the implementation of new approaches and to transfer required knowledge to stakeholders including executives, supervisors and HR practitioners. 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 4)
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 4)
  • Supervisor - Teamwork (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

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


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


From $100,011 to $111,681 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 will 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.
  • 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 (18463) to:


Telephone: 613-993-1679 

Closing Date: 13 December 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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