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Manager, Labour Relations - 35497

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: May 17, 2024
Posting End Date: May 24, 2024


Job Description


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.

Key functions & accountabilities:

  • You will be assisting the Director, Labour Relations, in the negotiations, develop, research and prepare the Company Bargaining Agendas in consultation with line management. 
  • To provide assistance to line management in grievance handling and administration of collective agreements and all other corporate policies applicable to bargaining unit employees. 
  • To liaise with union representatives to promote a co-operative and effective labour relations climate. 
  • To prepare and conduct training on assorted labour Relations matters such as the Collective Agreement, Canada Labour Code, attendance, applications of discipline and effective conflict resolution. 
  • To research grievance / arbitration and bargaining issues. 
  • To represent the Company at step 3 grievance and arbitration hearings. 
  • To assist in negotiating major collective agreements and / or to be the Company spokesperson and team leader in negotiating various collective agreements. 
  • To represent the Company at various external agencies, e.g. CLRB, FETCO, HRDC


  • Masters degree in a related field of study or equivalent work experience and knowledge
  • Relevant experience in the discipline 
  • 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 travels as well as work extended hours frequently

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

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

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

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