Labour Relations Advisor

July 30, 2019

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-09As Labour Relations Advisor, you will help maintain good labour relations between employees and the organization. You will ensure that conflicts are contained, and provide advice and guidance with respect to the application of collective agreements, relations with union organizations and monitoring of contentious files. You will advise and coach dedicated clients and partners as part of various significant intervention and development initiatives in your field. You will propose solutions for improving or optimizing standards, policies and programs. The nature of the files and projects will require in-depth knowledge of labour laws.You will develop recommendations, solutions and action plans in line with the organization’s orientations and objectives. You will help solve complex problems that require analysis and an in-depth understanding of the line of business. Coordination is critical, and you will interact with various stakeholders who work in complementary areas of expertise. Therefore, you will need highly developed interpersonal skills.

Additional responsibilities

  • Diagnose the labour relations issues, challenges, needs and problems to be resolved to agree on the desired outcomes.
  • Advise and coach managers and various stakeholders in interpreting and applying collective agreements, working conditions, labour laws and other practices relating to human resource management.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the business units under your responsibility when dealing with the labour relations committee and the grievances committee. 
  • Guide the business units and various stakeholders when complaints are processed at the CNESST level and when grievances are filed.
  • Ensure that objectives, solutions such as letters of agreement, and action plans are developed and assist in implementing them, for example, by preparing petitions to the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT).
  • Analyze information, conduct studies, develop and propose recommendations, and draft reports.

Other working condition

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or another relevant field  
  • Four years of relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required  

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of labour laws (Act respecting labour standards and Labour Code) (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Ambiguity, Interpersonal Savvy, Persuades, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Human resources (FG)

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