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Human Resources - Business Partner - Customer Experience


Halifax, NS, CANADA

Human Resources and Recruitment


As part of a transformation of the Human Resources function, VIA Rail Canada ("VIA Rail") is seeking one (1) experienced Human Resources Business Partner to support the rollout of HR initiatives while coaching the managers on HR policies and practices.

Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Business Partner, you will perform all HR related activities either within VIA Rail's Customer Experience group.

Understand the context, issues and challenges of your business sector;
Support the culture change and evolution of the sector;
Develop and orchestrate the implementation of HR solutions to address issues, including union relations and grievance management;
Interact with and influence managers at various levels;
Roll out HR practices in the sector's divisions;
Monitor the organizational climate;
* Support the partners in HRM activities such as talent acquisition; performance and compensation management; employee relations; talent and leadership development and change management.

  • Bachelor's degree in HRM or industrial relations;
  • Over 5-8 years of experience as an HR generalist in a unionized industrial setting.

Ability to analyze business issues and recommend effective solutions.
Good understanding of change management;
Ability to influence management teams and union representatives;
Excellent skills in French and English communication, both oral and written;
High degree of professionalism and autonomy;
The position requires travel 40% of the time.


Our employees are key contributors to operating 420 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometers of track, serving 450 communities across the country, from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay. They believe in our more human way to travel. They share our passion for quality services, traveller satisfaction and safety. They continue to make us a leader in travel and tourism experiences in Canada. Over the coming years, together, we will tackle ambitious passenger rail modernization and expansion projects. We will also experience the retirement of many colleagues. This will open the door to a wealth of opportunities for motivated individuals who embrace our mission and values.

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Human Resources - Business Partner - Customer Experience, VIA RAIL CANADA , Halifax, NS, CANADA