Human Resources Generalist

The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries, and more!

Business Support Services (BSS) provides support and services to the Library of Parliament in the areas of human resources, finance and materiel management, corporate planning, information technology, and publishing, editing and creative services.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Human Resources Generalist.

The incumbent works within a small, dynamic team to provide proactive advice and services to managers and employees of the Library of Parliament in various human resources disciplines, as well as to research, develop and implement human resources (HR) programs and policies.

NOTE: This selection process will also be used to establish a pool of prequalified candidates that could be used to staff determinate and indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge or competencies.

Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Directorate
Business Support Services Three (3) Determinate / Acting / Assignment / Secondment Positions / Anticipatory Staffing (1 year)


MPA-4 ($75,284–$89,055)
Bilingual staffing – imperative (CBC/CBC)


The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated: 

  • Knowledge of current HR trends and challenges
  • Knowledge of the legislation, policies and best practices related to various HR disciplines and their interrelations
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices related to project management
  • Specialized knowledge of one or more of the following HR disciplines: classification, HR systems and analytics, labour relations, performance management, competency-based management, organizational learning, organizational development, occupational health and safety, staffing, and workplace wellness 

To be considered, candidates must have: 

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a specialization in a field relevant to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience
  • Experience working in a human resources environment, with preference given to those who have worked in classification, HR program and policy development, employee or labour relations, employee performance and learning, occupational health and safety, or staffing and recruitment
  • Experience providing advice and guidance to clients on issues related to various HR disciplines
  • Experience in interpreting and applying legislation, policies and directives related to various HR disciplines and their interrelations


  • Knowledge of the principles of change management, the stages of change, and commitment to transition strategies and principles
  • Knowledge of the principles of adult learning
  • Experience in developing and delivering occupational health and safety–related programs, procedures, and training and awareness sessions
  • Experience or a certification in conducting workplace investigations, and hazard and risk assessments
  • Experience or a certification in disability claims management for work-related injuries and illnesses, including reporting to Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Experience or a certification in alternative dispute and conflict resolution and/or advanced mediation and workplace conflict coaching
  • Experience using the Korn Ferry | Hay Group job evaluation methodology  

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain: 

  • A successful second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)
  • A successful pre-employment screening 

Additional Information: 

  • This selection process is open to the public and to employees of the Library of Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
  • This selection process will include a second-language evaluation and an interview, and may include a written qualifying exam. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
  • Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
  • The Library of Parliament is committed to employment equity.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada. Applicants who have a valid work permit may also be considered.

Apply no later than  May 20, 2019 11:59 PM  Eastern Time.

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position. Please quote Staffing Process 19-LOP-23 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email. 

Send us your application:


By mail:
50 O’Connor Street  
Library of Parliament 
Human Resources Directorate 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9 

Questions? Contact Stephanie Montcalm at 613-854-8163 or

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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