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Manager, Human Resources

About Us

CANARIE connects Canadians to each other and to the world. Our programs equip Canadian researchers, students, and startups to excel on the global stage.

Together with our twelve provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, we fund and promote the development of software for research and national efforts to manage data generated from research. To strengthen the security of Canada’s higher-ed sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies.

Established in 1993, we are a non-profit corporation, with most of our funding provided by the Government of Canada.

Who We Are

We’re a small team of dedicated thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers. Our team is positive, passionate, and collaborative.

We work with Canada’s higher-ed community, private sector, and government partners to ensure that Canada’s bright researchers and entrepreneurs benefit from the technologies and tools that are critical to their success. Together with our partners across the country, we work to ensure that Canada leads in research and innovation.

The Position: Manager, Human Resources

The Manager, Human Resources is accountable for managing CANARIE’s Human Resources processes and activities.

This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Senior Director, Finance and Operations.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting CANARIE’s recruitment process by:

  • Partnering with the hiring managers to identify hiring requirements and managing recruitment processes, including targeted searching, resume review, candidate interviews, reference checking and extending offers
  • Preparing employment agreements
  • Developing, analyzing and presenting recruiting-related metrics to management

Contributing to CANARIE’s day-to-day Human Resources operations by:

  • Developing and implementing HR policies
  • Managing HR processes (e.g. employee onboarding, recognition and retention programs, exit interviews, terminations)
  • Managing CANARIE’s compensation program (e.g. RRSP, salary and benefits)
  • Ensuring CANARIE’s HR policies and practices are compliant with applicable legislation
  • Developing, analyzing and presenting HR related metrics to management

Contributing to CANARIE’s employee and talent development by:

  • Managing the implementation of CANARIE’s performance development program
  • Organizing employee professional development events
  • Liaising with educational institutions for recruitment of co-op and intern students
  • Engaging with the community to support recruitment at CANARIE
  • Domestic and international travel may occasionally be required
  • Related duties and responsibilities, as required

The Ideal Candidate

To excel at CANARIE, you have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively on teams, and are also an energetic self-starter with the self-motivation to work independently. You have excellent oral and written communication skills, and can count time management, problem solving, and managing multiple priorities as your strengths. You also share a dedication to CANARIE’s core values: service, teamwork, innovation, quality, and integrity.

Relevant experience in publicly funded not-for-profit organizations is desirable. Bilingualism is preferred.

What You Bring

Education and Experience

  • College diploma or university degree in Human Resources or a related field or a suitable combination of education, experience, or other relevant training
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in HR roles


  • In-depth knowledge of web-based tools, sites and techniques specific to recruiting

Technical Proficiencies

  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

Come Work with Us

If this seems to be the right fit for you, please send us a note and your resume to careers@canarie.ca, and include the position title in your subject. We thank all applicants, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.