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Human Resources Generalist

April 28 2020
Industries Metal, Metal products
Categories Generalist, HR, Training, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Dartmouth, NS

About Us


Meta Materials Inc. “META®” (NASDAQ: MMAT) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites. META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our broad electromagnetic technology platforms enable leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com

About the role:

We offer an exciting opportunity to join our head office team, located in Dartmouth, NS, as a Human Resources Generalist. This role will support all departments of the company, working closely with all levels of management in the development, implementation and support of programs which will ensure execution of META’s mission statement and commitment to excellence in all aspects of both internal and external human relations. The HR Generalist will also oversee and implement best policies and practices, in alignment with applicable legislation globally.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:


  • Work with management to set objectives and priorities in all Human Resource functions.
  • Oversee implementation of policies that align with META’s commitment to an environment of personal responsibility, mutual respect, and healthy work/life balance.
  • Oversee company compensation and benefits plans and manage relationships with relevant vendors and other service providers.
  • Provide resources, guidance, and leadership to managers and employees with regard to performance management, learning, and professional development;
  • Gather and maintain relevant data to monitor and report on key HR metrics.
  • Develop and monitor HR initiatives.
  • Oversee immigration and relocation processes.
  • Maintain HR practices that comply with both applicable labour regulations and internal policies & procedures, for all locations, including timely addressing of employee requests and grievances.
  • Oversee onboarding and offboarding processes.
  • Support the recruitment practice.
  • Work with in-house and/or outside corporate counsel to ensure documentation and compliance in all HR functions.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • College diploma with emphasis on human resources management or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of current law matters relevant to the position and, in particular, concerning legal requirements with regard to employment and privacy.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques related to job classification, job analysis, and job descriptions.
  • Knowledge and experience with industry-current recruitment and retention practices, including relevant software applications.
  • Strong presentation, written, and verbal skills.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS 360 and Teams
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to use general office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with start up companies or high growth environments.
  • Experience with wage subsidy programs: application, administration, and oversight.
  • Experience with a highly-technical employee pool, specializing in various engineering fields, and appreciation of the relevant specialties.
  • Experience assisting international candidates navigate the Canada Immigration system.


    Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!


    What You’ll Love About Us:


    META is a fast-growing company with a positive and committed work culture and a phenomenally talented workforce. Our employees are inspired to do exceptional and innovative work, are proud to contribute to the success of the company and are our greatest asset.


    META attracts people from many countries and cultures, with over 25 spoken languages represented across our teams. META believes that diversity drives creativity and innovation. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented populations; Aboriginal peoples, racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community.


    Our Benefits:


    • Company provided Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision).
    • Competitive paid time off policy; vacation, paid sick leave; personal days; time off over Christmas
    • Casual dress

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