Human Resources Officer

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
competive salary and benefits
May 8, 2019
July 7, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

The Ontario Finnish Resthome is a multi-level care, seniors’ residential community comprised of four sites that provide accommodation, care and other supportive services for the health and welfare of aged persons. We are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Human Resources Officer that reports to the Director of Human Resources.  This position has advancement potential.


  • University degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of experience in human resources in a unionized setting.
  • Professional designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or near completion of the designation.
  • Experience in recruitment, training, employee benefits, employee documentation, policy manuals, as well as conducting research and compiling statistics.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and execute work efficiently and effectively.
  • Knowledge of employment related legislation.
  • Preference will be given to candidate able to communicate in English and Finnish.
  • Computer literate, including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and computerized human resources software.


  • Input into the HRIS all employee records and related documentation well as run reports and provide statistical summaries.
  • Assist in recruitment including job postings/ads, interviews, testing, reference checks and pre-employment requirements.
  • Draft offers of employment and other employment related documentation.
  • Conduct new hire orientation, employee benefit enrolments and related on-boarding functions.
  • Conduct research related to wage rates, collective agreement settlements and industry trends.
  • Assist the Director with labour relations matters including grievance, negotiations and contract interpretation.
  • Assist in researching and drafting policies and procedures as well as responding to related inquiries.
  • Complete required documentation and monitor both occupational and non-occupational work related injuries/illnesses.
  • Organize employee relations and health/wellness initiatives.
  • Maintain training records and track completion of performance appraisals.
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources as assigned.

To apply for this position please email a copy of your cover letter and resume to or apply on our website at by May 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm.


We are an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.