HR Governance Professional

Chalk River, Ontario
Up to $140,000 per year + benefits, pension
July 13, 2021
September 11, 2021
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred


CNL’s future success hinges on its human capital, and CNL is committed to people management strategies which will drive better business practices and results.  This dynamic workplace includes over 3,000 employees and dozens of collective bargaining units.  Its business of science and technology, focusing in nuclear, hydrogen and advanced medical technology fields, relies on a highly educated and specialized labour force.

CNL requires a strong HR practitioner to effectively manage human resources governance oversight, including its violence and harassment free workplace program.  This new role will be responsible for management of a newly re-vamped violence and harassment free workplace policy and processes, including providing training to internal personnel, and intake and handling of complaints, including investigation, mediation and settlement of same, implementation of recommendations arising out of investigations, updating policy based on findings and preparation of reporting to internal stakeholders, up to the Board of Directors, and regulatory bodies.


  • Advising on Canada Labour Code issues, including violence and harassment prevention regulations
  • Implement company-wide HR Compliance program, including monitoring, reassessing and updating risk assessment and preventative measures as required
  • Manage Violence and Harassment-Free Workplace Program and supporting processes to ensure alignment with legislated requirements across all jurisdictions
  • Act as “designated recipient” for CNL
  • Ensure compliant investigator roster is established and maintained by CNL
  • Create and operate process for intake of complaints of harassment and violence
  • Assess allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behaviour and recommend most suitable resolution avenue
  • Establish formal investigations, including selection of investigator, with agreement of Policy Committee, notice to all parties involved, including union representatives, and ensure compliant handling of final report as required
  • Where required, conduct investigations, which includes conducting interviews, gathering evidence from various company systems in accordance with established legal practices and drafting formal reports for review by Legal and senior HR leadership
  • Work with other Human Resources personnel and Leaders within CNL to implement remedial action for confirmed breaches of policy
  • Recommend updates to related procedures relating to emergency procedures, privacy, etc. as required by the Violence and Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Prepare quarterly compliance and other required external and internal reports
  • Deliver in-person Violence and Harassment-Free Workplace training and coaching
  • Responsible for Disability Management program oversight
  • Other duties as assigned by Management


  • Post-secondary degree
  • Human Resources designation desirable
  • Strong background in employment and labour field with at least 5+ years of experience. 
  • Strong analytical, writing and negotiation/advocacy skills
  • Experience in a federally regulated employment environment under the Canada Labour Code is preferred;
  • Experience in oversight and management of an  HR governance and compliance program, practices, and outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience and sound judgment to make reasoned recommendations to line management and employer.
  • Ability to write and update human resources policies, including respecting violence and harassment free workplace
  • Ability to independently investigate complaints of harassment or violence, in compliance with process established under CLC and regulations
  • Trained in report writing
  • Strong mediation and dispute resolution skills
  • Organized, with ability to update policies, perform self-audits and update policy based on conclusions, and manage ad-hoc and required reporting obligations of large corporate employer
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information and situations with discretion and confidentiality
  • Specific experience with a unionized workforce desirable