Labour Relations Advisor

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Human Resources
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Job Location 1 : Location
CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About Us


At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations. We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else. We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


The Labour Relations Advisor provides Labour and Employee Relations support to both the Milne Inlet and Mary River sites. This will include ensuring that both Baffinland employees as well as site contractors understand and adhere to the Partnership Agreement, Baffinland Policies, the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA), and all project certificate requirements. During operations the role will provide support to the site leaders and employees on a range of Labour and Employee Relations matters including leadership development, performance management, corrective actions, training and ensuring that the IIBA is understood and adhered to. This position assist in fostering and maintaining harmonious employee and labour relations while providing direct support to employees in all facets of Labour Relations activities in order to build and maintain positive, culturally aware and harmonious workplace relations

Main Accountabilities

  • Provide advice on the interpretation and application of the partnership agreement and on various employee Labour relations issues while ensuring alignment with IIBA requirements and initiatives.
  • Administering policies and procedures relating to all phases of Human Resources & Labour Relations
  • Collect, analyze, evaluate relevant facts and provide guidance and advice on issues respecting employee relations, best practices and trends, collective agreements, disciplinary matters, grievance and arbitration matters, and applicable Labour legislation and regulation.
  • Help develop and implement LR projects including employee engagement, coaching, leadership development, etc. Openly listen and respond to employee and manager questions, issues or concerns and recommend appropriate actions to address them
  • Leads and participates in investigations
  • Assist with the development, training and education of the performance management system and employee development program
  • Assist and write recommendations and reports pertaining to employee and Labour relations issues.
  • Assist management in developing employee relations' skills.
  • Develop and deliver training on employee relations management issues.
  • Attending safety meetings, morning line-ups and tool box meetings to increase LR exposure to the work crews and understanding of the issues and concerns facing all employees.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Nunavut labour and employment legislation as it pertains to mining. Provide guidance and support on Employee Relations issues in line with applicable legislation.
  • Provides day to day management of the return to work programs, absence management and coordinate with Health and Safety; Payroll and Departments to ensure all processes in place are efficient and effective.
  • Be a courageous safety leader; adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedure compliance to site OHS standards as well as participating in safety initiatives, hazard identification, toolbox talks and layered audits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Main Qualifications

  • College Diploma in Labour Relations preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Labour Relations role
  • Competent user of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint applications required
  • SAP experience preferred
  • An understanding of mining operations or industrial/construction workplaces.
  • FIFO or remote site operations experience an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Experience in working directly with Inuit or First Nations cultures is an strong asset
  • Adaptable, willing to learn and self-motivated
  • Energetic, creative and professional with a strong presence and positive outlook
  • Experience with far north cold climate environments is an asset 


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