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Talent Acquisition Specialist


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Please note: The successful candidate will be working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of on and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities.


Job category: Human resources
Job posting ID: 4127


​Employment status: Temporary full-time

Position's anticipated end date: 2024-03-24

Salary grade: Grade 6
Salary/Rate of pay: $59,500 - $66,500


Application deadline: Until Filled 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our dynamic HR Shared Services team. The work of the Talent Acquisition Specialist is integral to Canada's Lifeline. In this role, you will provide full-cycle recruitment services and expertise to Hiring Managers and contribute to the team's overall success by providing a high level of client service and ensuring priorities are met. Working in adherence to recruitment policies you will source qualified candidates for various locations.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and evaluating qualification criteria to identify and create candidate profiles for vacancies.
  • Creating market-focused job postings, standardized interview questions, and administering computerized testing as required.
  • Managing the full-cycle recruitment process; which includes screening/sourcing, interviewing, and conducting reference checks.
  • Researching, recommending, and implementing candidate sourcing strategies.
  • Working closely with external advertising agencies and internal stakeholders to ensure Canadian Blood Services is marketed as an employer of choice.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of comprehensive recruitment programs for the organization by identifying trends and challenges.
  • Contributing to the evaluation and continuous improvement of recruitment practices and policies, and identifying industry best practices.


Desired Education and Skills:

  • Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution is an asset, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a recruitment role.
  • Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Proven track record in building positive relationships and creating effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A thorough understanding of HR practices and/or processes as well as related legislative requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Union experience would be an asset. 


What we offer you:

  • Competitive base salary range.
  • Annual Performance Award up to 5%.
  • 4 weeks' vacation to start.
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits.
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs and professional advancement opportunities.

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.