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(Contract up to 18 Months)

Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto's subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

We are growing our Talent Acquisition team at Metrolinx! We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Consultant on a contract basis which will support hiring initiatives for our Capital Projects division (focus on Engineering/Construction) portfolio. As an experienced Talent Acquisition professional, you will execute the full talent acquisition cycle including providing consultative services to an assigned client group while delivering creative sourcing solutions to meet business needs. This position reports to a Manager, Talent Acquisition.

What will I be doing?

  • Provide consultative advice to assigned client group(s) about talent acquisition and sourcing.
  • Develop talent acquisition plans for assigned client group based on department needs; evaluate results of talent acquisition strategies to recommend new or adjusted techniques that improve recruitment outcomes in compliance with collective agreements, legal and regulatory requirements, and corporate policies and processes.
  • Develop relationships with clients and other partners (e.g. HR Business Partners).
  • Develop passive and active position-targeted sourcing strategies.
  • Craft suitable job postings to target candidates and which are aligned with the talent acquisition strategy and job description.
  • Short-list and pre-qualify candidates for Hiring Manager review based on candidate profile.
  • Develop and recommend interview questions to ensure relevant information, as indicated by the candidate profile, is gathered to make an informed hiring decision.
  • Participate in special recruitment campaigns (e.g. staffing new division) or projects (e.g. implementation or improvements to talent acquisition software/processes).
  • Participate in recruitment projects contributing as a team member.

What skills & qualifications do I need?

  • Completion of a degree in Human Resources Management, or a related discipline or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Minimum four (4) years of related experience, conducting full-cycle recruitment activities with a focus on unionized, public sector organizations.
  • Experience with contemporary strategic talent sourcing, outreach, and selection using a variety of approaches (e.g. social media, Boolean, search engine optimization (SEO) etc.)
  • Knowledge of Human Resources function, specifically in the area of recruitment and staffing and related legislation (e.g. Human Rights Code, Freedom of Information Act, etc.
  • Interpret and apply related policies, legislation and collective agreement provisions.
  • Work in a fast- paced environment, managing a high volume of recruitment activities and changing priorities.


Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

Application Process:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

Metrolinx employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with Metrolinx's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from Metrolinx.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



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