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Labour Relations Specialist

SNC Lavalin Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario
70-80k per year+ benefits + pension + hybrid
Closing date
Mar 12, 2023
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Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world.

Our Canadian Nuclear Division is currently looking for a Labour Relations Specialist to be part of our team on a 12-month contract. The position will be reporting to the Vice President, Labour Relations, and shall perform a range of Labour Relations functions as part of the Labour Relations Centre of Excellence model within a matrix organization.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • First point of contact regarding labour relations inquiries.
  • Assist in providing collective agreement interpretation and legislative overview along with general support to the business as required.
  • Act as a gatekeeper of all grievances, manages the grievance database and inventory of labour relations projects.
  • Chair and participate in joint meetings between the union and management.
  • Act as the point person for all union reporting obligations.
  • Aid in the preparation of exhibits, submissions, evidence, briefs etc. for legal proceedings.
  • Conducts research and gather information on various topics, maintain files and documentation.
  • Establishes and maintains constructive communication and effective working relationships with the HR Business Partners, Management and union representatives.
  • Supports the Labour Relations team with any and all labour relation matters, researching background information, including grievance administration, trend analysis and analytics.
  • Respond to queries, complaints, and concerns from union representatives and union leaders.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required

What will you contribute?

  • A University degree in Labour Relations, or specialized equivalent with a focus on labour relations and labour law.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in labour relations / labour law / human resources in a unionized environment.
  • Ability to interpret and implement collective agreement language.
  • Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code and other workplace legislation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage tight timelines and expectations.
  • Strong problem solver with attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills required in Microsoft Office Suite, especially excel.
  • Strong organizational & interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin?

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy good compensation, a safe and healthy work environment:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities.


The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, technology and data to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital – and delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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