Chief, Labour Relations


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Closing Date 2019-09-04
Reference Number 19- 968-10-075
Job Category Subject Matter Expert
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $100,210 - $120,670
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to develop and lead a Labour Relations Centre of Expertise.  In this challenging and evolving role, you will support CSIS’ efforts to protect Canada’s national security interests and the safety of Canadians in today’s complex threat environment. Reporting directly to the Director General, Health and Workplace Management branch, the Chief Labour Relations is responsible for:

  • Providing authoritative advice, strategic direction, leadership and vision to the organization’s senior management and HR community.
  • Planning and directing the service delivery for Labour Relations activities, directing related HR projects and initiatives from a Centre of Expertise perspective, and managing the allocated human and financial resources.
  • Directing the development and implementation of Labour Relations policies, change management strategies, delivery mechanisms and monitoring and performance measurement systems.
  • Advising senior executives, executive committees and the HR community on HR management options and alternatives, strategic planning issues and the long-term plans, priorities and objectives relating to identified issues, both current and projected; maintaining knowledge of trends and developments in the Labour Relations field and consulting with other HR partners and clients.
  • Initiating, planning, designing, developing and implementing strategies, guidelines, standards and procedures; monitoring client services and evaluating the effectiveness and need for policy/program changes.
  • Leading or participating in internal and external committees and task groups, and representing the organization at meetings with other government departments, central agencies, bargaining agents and other stakeholders.
  • Establishing partnerships and collaborative networks with colleagues within the organization, central agencies and other government departments.


  • Bachelor degree and seven (7) years of relevant experience 

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


Relevant experience is defined as:

  • Experience in providing analysis and advice to senior management on complex policy and/or operational issues related to labour relations;
  • Experience building partnerships or collaborative working relations with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Experience working under pressure in a complex work environment while managing competing priorities and demands.

Candidates must also possess at least two (2) years of experience in the following:

  • Reviewing and analyzing urgent and sensitive documents.
  • Coordinating and monitoring the delivery of multiple complex and sensitive projects, initiatives and/or files in support of senior management.
  • Supervision.

Assets: education / training in field specifically related to labour relations, experience working in unionized and non-unionized environments


  • Create Vision and Strategy
  • Mobilize People
  • Uphold Integrity and Respect
  • Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
  • Promote Innovation and Guide Change
  • Achieve Results

Conditions of Employment

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.



Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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