Air Canada Manager, Labour Relations Toronto or Montreal Full Time in Toronto, ON

Air Canada

Branch Toronto ON CA

Manager, Labour Relations Toronto or Montreal
Toronto, ON

At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a…

Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide credible and knowledgeable advice in all areas of Labour Relations, including interpretation of the Collective Agreement, the Canada Labour Code, Health and Safety issues, arbitrations and jurisprudence to management and personnel responsible for bargaining unit employees.

  • Assists the Director, Labour Relations in the negotiations by developing, researching and preparing the Company Bargaining Agendas in consultation with line management, as well as providing daily support to the operational branches of Air Canada.
  • Provides assistance to line management in grievance handling and administration of collective agreements and all other corporate policies applicable to bargaining unit employees.
  • Liaises with union representatives to promote a co-operative and effective labour relations climate.
  • Prepares and conducts training on assorted labour relations matters such as the Collective Agreement, Canada Labour Code, attendance, applications of discipline and effective conflict resolution.
  • Researches grievance / arbitration and bargaining issues.
  • Represents the Company at grievance and arbitration hearings.
  • Assists in negotiating major collective agreements and / or to be the Company spokesperson and team leader in negotiating various collective agreements.
  • Represents the Company at various external agencies, e.g. CIRB, FETCO, HRSDC.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Industrial Relations or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English.
  • Strong negotiating abilities, good judgment and a good sense of initiative.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Aptitude to cope with heavy workload.
  • Ability to undertake extensive travel as well as work extended hours frequently.


Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

Job : Labour Relations
Primary Location : CA-ON-TORONTO-YYZ

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting Start Date & Job Posting End Date: : Jul 30, 2015, 8:17:23 AM | Aug 4, 2015, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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