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Human Resources Business Partner


Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9

​Job category: Human resources
Job posting ID: 3546


​Employment status: Regular full-time

Possible schedule/FTE: 1.0 


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $84,000 to $99,750


Application deadline: 2022/09/30 


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 Regular Full-Time Human Resources Business Partner to join our dynamic People Performance & Culture division in Vancouver, BC.  In this role you will be responsible for employee and labour relations.


This role requires a strong degree of autonomy and independent decision making, with a supportive team of peers and experts to draw upon in the region and at a national level. You will partner with regional business managers to help them succeed; and advise/consult.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Employee/Labour relations including Collective Agreement interpretation for multiple unions
  • Assess Leadership capability and coach to close gaps
  • Performance management
  • Team effectiveness
  • Employee engagement
  • Culture change - Helping teams change their mindset and behaviors
  • Collective bargaining
  • Disability management
  • Participating in the development and delivery of Human Resources operational and strategic goals

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Completion of a university degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Behavioral Sciences or a related field
  • A minimum of five years of related experience in an operational and strategic Human Resources role within a unionized environment
  • Certified Human Resources Leader (CPHR) designation is an asset
  • Ideally experience in a manufacturing, supply chain and continuous improvement culture
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated expertise in labour relations
  • Thorough understanding of HR best practices, talent management concepts and strategic programs as well as related legislative requirements
  • Demonstrated consulting skills with strong planning and execution capabilities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers at all levels
  • Effective interpersonal skills along with proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion
  • Ability to coach employees and managers through difficult situations and facilitate conflict resolution
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities



  • Up to 8% annual performance award opportunity
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Comprehensive group dental and health 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.