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Human Resources Advisor, Official Languages

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-4 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified, in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).

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

The HR Advisor will provide strategic and functional guidance and subject matter expertise to advance official languages and linguistic duality at the NRC. You will work closely with management, champions, HR practitioners and other service providers to transfer and build knowledge of OL requirements, promote linguistic duality, foster respect for and use of both official languages in the workplace, encourage language learning and maintenance, and advance OL policy and practices. 

This position will be part of a new work unit responsible for the delivery of workplace programs to advance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), official languages (OL) and wellness.

This role will appeal to a strategic-thinking professional who sees official languages as a part of Canada’s history and identity, and is motivated by the challenge of promoting and advancing official languages in a science and innovation context.

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.

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


  • ​Experience in human resources management 
  • Experience providing guidance and advice on official languages policies, programs and/or practices.
  • Experience designing and developing programs, tools and/or approaches for broader roll-out and use by various stakeholders. 
  • Experience transferring knowledge to others (e.g. managers, HR practitioners, other service providers).

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Advanced subject matter expertise related to official languages legislation and requirements, and progressive practices to advance official languages and lingusitc duality
  • Strong knowledge of HR management principles, practices, current trends and priorities
  • Ability to provide sound advice and to transfer knowledge to stakeholders including managers, HR practitioners and other service providers. 
  • Ability to produce high quality written products including reports, communiques, briefings, tools and resource materials for multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage projects, deliver results,  and bring work to completion. 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 4)
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

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


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


From $89,315 to $99,280 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. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our website


  • 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.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • As an added bonus, NRC employees receive an additional week off at the end of December. NRC shuts down between the 24th of December and the 1st of January. Employees are paid for this time, but make up the hours during the year.
  • 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 (18782) to:


Telephone: 613-298-8025 

Closing Date: 31 January 2023 - 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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