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Human Resources, Business Partner


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4

Please note: We work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate will be working in the Winnipeg office 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: 4536


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated end date: 2024-03-31 
Possible schedule/FTE:


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $87,000 - $105,000


Application deadline: 2023-06-02 


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


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.


About the role


In this role you will be responsible for employee and labour relations. You will be required to have 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 interpretation of Non-Union Terms & Conditions of Employment and 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
  • Travel may be required



  • Competitive base salary range.
  • Payments in lieu of vacation and benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more!

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.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. 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.