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HR Advisor (Anywhere in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta)

November 29 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, Labor Relations - Legal
Calgary, AB

Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 senior care and living centres as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors' population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 team members are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of
senior care and services in Canada
Part of the HR Business partner team supporting Long-Term Care (LTC), the HR Business Advisor is responsible for supporting a Regional Director within Extendicare's Long-Term Care business. They provide coaching, guidance, direction and solutions working as part of the broader HR team on a broad spectrum of HR-related areas including employee relations, recruitment, performance management, compensation, benefits, HR policy, and metrics/reporting.
This role can be located remotely anywhere in Saskatchewan,  Manitoba or Alberta

  • Collaborate with business and Union to complete cross-functional tasks and resolve people matters including MOL Inquiries/disputes, employee issue resolution process and grievances.
  • Lead employee incident reviews and workplace investigations with operational leaders to ensure processes are completed with urgency and in a consistent, compliant and effective manner.
  • Support middle management with specialized HR advice, especially on ER/LR issues, issue resolution & dispute resolution - escalate to HRBPs and Labour Relations CoE as required
  • Monitor Leave of Absence/sick/infectious disease leaves providing regular reporting and updates
  • Provide sound advice on workplace policies & procedures and share knowledge appropriately on applicable legislation including but not limited to the ESA, LRA, OHSA, Provincial Human Rights Codes.
  • Provide interpretation advice and counsel and administration of the collective agreements as required.
  • Working closely with the H&S Partner, be an advocate for employee health and wellness and ensure we meet our obligations within the OHSA and other legislation to provide a safe workplace for all
  • Build and utilize working relationship with internal business partners across the organization and external contacts.
  • Manage relationships with Site/Facility managers and maintain a pulse on potential people related issues that could require further escalation
  • In collaboration with HR leadership, partner with client groups to understand operational needs; obtain feedback for program design and create HR solutions appropriate to their business.
  • Collaborate with peers and key business stakeholders to add to the collective innovative thinking that can drive new ideas and processes.
  • Develop and deliver training on HR-related topics to management, front line leaders and employees.
  • Provide recommendations, based on needs and gaps in HR approaches and services required to support the business, and develop a plan to address requirements.
  • Facilitate the implementation and equitable application of company policies, processes and programs and provide support to client groups in their administration.
  • Maintain/enhance awareness of HR best practices and emerging issues both internally and externally to ensure our practices are relevant, market-competitive and supportive of the Extendicare Employment Brand
  • Facilitate local HR communications and reporting on a regional level
  • Align with Site/Facility Management to provide support through the talent cycle (e.g. performance cycle)
  • Proactively identify and resolve trends & issues using business knowledge or data & analytics 
  • Work with business leaders to elevate knowledge of HR trends and leading practices, and provide insights around areas of opportunity for improvement or performance


  • University Degree or completion of a College Diploma Program in Human Resources. CHRP designation an asset.
  • 5+ years of relevant HR/LR work experience within a Human Resources department with at least 3 years as an HR/LR generalist.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of human resources policy and practice and of relevant HR and employment-related legislation in applicable jurisdictions, including laws pertaining to Employment Standards and Human Rights.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HRIS.
  • Proven experience working with both structured and unstructured organizations and matrixed environments.
  • High energy, a strong work ethic, resiliency, versatility and flexibility with a results orientation.
  • Background in community healthcare environment and familiarity with the LHINs would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Enjoys a challenge and committed to building a high-performance organization.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and execution skills to ensure successful delivery/implementation of HR projects, policies and processes. 

In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.  To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting. network