Internal/External Posting
Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-time

Location: Ottawa
Closes: May 21, 2019
Posting: 052119-HRG-OTT


The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is a non-profit Indigenous organization with over 200 employees located in over 30 offices throughout Ontario. We are seeking an enthusiastic team player to join our HR team as a Human Resources Generalist in our Head Office in downtown Ottawa, Ontario

A typical day might include:

  • Partnering with the HR Manager to take action on HR issues/needs to drive results and meet MNO goals 
  • Partnering with Managers to source, select and hire qualified candidates, providing support throughout all stages of the application and hiring process, including offer letters
  • Creating engaging job advertisements and distributing across various internal and external channels including LinkedIn, and various other job boards
  • Managing positive partnerships with key internal and external contacts, such as branch offices, colleges, universities and other agencies
  • Provide coaching and counselling to branch offices and hiring managers to effectively support staffing goals
  • Keeping abreast of market trends and demands that may impact the ability to attract and retain the right calibre of candidate and recommend solutions
  • Coordinating and delivering HR onboarding for all new employees
  • Arranging for in-house and external training activities, or providing training sessions as required
  • Compile and prepare graphs and reports on HR metrics
  • Responding to day-to-day HR related questions from employees
  • Research employment laws and legislation as required
  • Supporting managers and employees with employee relations issues and concerns
  • Supporting the Health & Safety Committee by updating/maintaining related documentation, administering and tracking training, and working on related projects
  • Supporting employee performance evaluation programs
  • Administering employee benefits and pension program
  • Updating and maintaining various HR documentation and filing systems, soft and hard copies, ensuring information is up-to-date
  • Providing support and assistance in other areas of HR, Payroll and office administration as required
  • Providing data and advice to managers and staff related to the completion of various HR forms and assist them in preparing HR requests
  • Reviewing payroll documentation and maintaining a direct link with Finance Branch ensuring information is processed in a timely manner consistent with policies and procedures


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Exposure to a range of human resources activities, including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, and benefits administration in a not-for profit or medium sized organization (under 250 employees)
  • Significant direct sourcing experience, including the use of LinkedIn Recruiter, and other social media platforms and job boards
  • Proven ability to work according to defined standards, policies and procedures
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including within head office, with other MNO branches, with leadership, contractors and consultants, and with MNO citizens
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to privacy laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times:  Loyal and Trustworthy, Reliable and Dependable, Competent, Productive, Quality-Focused, Interpersonally Effective and Communicative
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario Métis and Métis culture and/or the willingness to learn
  • Strong knowledge of all relevant employment legislation (i.e. ESA, OSHA, WSIB, OHRA, PIPEDA)
  • Ability to travel occasionally and to attend the Annual General Assembly
  • A college diploma or university degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management or a related discipline, or a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from a recognized program
  • A CHRP/CHRL designation (or in progress) or comparable
  • A minimum of 2-3 years related experience
  • Advanced computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and other targets through time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and adapt to daily changes and demands
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and an “open door” approach to customer service
  • Demonstrated fluency in English, bilingualism (French) is an asset, but not required

The position is permanent, full time. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Group Benefits and Registered Pension Plans after successfully completing 3 months of employment.


 The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates (please identify).


Application Instructions

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