Labour Relations Consultant, Human Resources

Guelph, ON

At Guelph General Hospital, we are committed to our Mission of providing exemplary and equitable care for and with our community.

Living our values is important here and if you want to join a team that is compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative and inspired, you can see more details about the position currently available below.   

Current Rate of Pay: Min $38.78-  Max  $48.47

Current Shifts: Days, Mon-Fri, 8 hour shifts

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, Organizational Development and Employee Health Services, the Labour Relations Consultant is responsible for maintaining and supporting effective working relationships with management, staff and unions by providing advice, support and guidance regarding the application and interpretation of employment law, hospital policies and procedures and collective agreements (CUPE Clerical, CUPE Service, ONA and OPSEU).

The Labour Relations Consultant is responsible for the grievance process up to and including Step 2 meetings, researching and investigating all formal grievances, and works with both Directors and union representatives to determine possible resolutions.

In this role, you will:

  • Have ongoing opportunities to learn and grow with a generous professional development program via our education assistance fund and in-house development programs
  • Have access to a total rewards package which includes competitive pay, health and dental benefits (through GGH or HCP) and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) where we match your contributions by 126%
  • Be a part of an organization committed to the well-being of our workforce
  • Support the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression through our actions
  • Be a part of a team of high performing health care professionals

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone 

  • It’s one of Ontario's most robust and growing economies
  • You will have access to excellent schools which include a university and college
  • There are multiple centres of faith reflected in the community

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or Human Resources Management
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP) an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an HR Generalist in a multi union workplace
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Labour Relations, preferably in a health care setting
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge and experience with HR practices and principles including provincial legislation (Human Rights, Employment Standards, AODA, and Health and Safety), Collective Agreement administration and Hospital Policy and Procedure administration with the ability to expertly interpret and apply
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with all levels of the organization including, but not limited to Directors, colleagues and Union Representatives
  • Strong understanding of collective bargaining process, practices and negotiation techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written along with strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach that values open and honest communication, integrity, respect, consistency and fairness
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Above average computer abilities including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with Meditech or Kronos would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner as well as collaboratively within a team in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

Come and join our team if you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will be supported and empowered. 

All positions at GGH contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. GGH is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. In pursuit of GGH’s vision of together, a healthier community for everyone, all employees are responsible for practicing the values of being compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and inspired to provide the highest quality care and experience for patients and their families.


Guelph General Hospital

Guelph General Hospital

Save Lives and Improve Yours

If you’re looking for a place where you can feel at home while making a positive difference in the lives of others, you belong at Guelph General Hospital (GGH).

At GGH we provide you with the complex care equipment of a large hospital while retaining our small-city community ties, so you don’t feel lost in the shuffle.

We believe in a workplace that nurtures people and their unique skills, where differences are appreciated and allowed to flourish. Alongside our core values, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key elements of our goal to ensure the well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and the community.


Working in the Royal City

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone.


Life at GGH

We understand that it can be challenging to balance work and personal life. We’re here to make every effort to help our staff at GGH.

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Vacation
  • Statutory holidays
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Wellness Centre & Programs
  • Educational Support


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