Position: Talent Acquisition Specialist 

Division: Human Resources 

Department: HR Shared Services

Term: 1  Temp Full Time position available for approximately 12 months.

Closing Date: 06/30/2024 

Labour Group: ESA 

Posting:  3263 

Who we are looking for:

The type of person we are looking for is:


•    Service Orientation – Gives superior service to internal and external customers, with a focus on meeting stakeholder needs.  Builds value in the work conducted and in results achieved.
•    Accountability – Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments and departmental commitments. 
•    Collaboration –  Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Gets others excited about and committed to furthering the corporation’s objectives.

The work you'll be involved in:

This position is responsible for delivering high quality, strategic, and responsive recruitment and talent acquisition services to all hiring managers and for both non-unionized and unionized positions. Responsibilities will include:



  • Provides strategic, research based, consultation to departments in order to complete all aspects of the employment process, including advertising vacancies, evaluating applicants, interviewing candidates and making employment offers for a wide range of occupational groups.
  • Verifies qualifications and seniority, interprets collective agreements and labour legislation, and provides information/recommendations to departmental representatives and employees on related issues, including the placement of employees affected by reversion and position abolishment.
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to develop a corporate advertising and branding strategy that promotes consistency, accessibility and prominently features the City as a preferred employer within the local, national and global community.
  • Works collaboratively with the Human Resources Business Partners, Labour Relations, and Total Rewards to continuously improve quality of hire, reduce turnover, and enhance processes, tools, and practices. Works with the divisions on strategic workforce planning and to understand short and long term talent needs of the divisions and departments.   

What we're looking for:

Typically to be successful in this role, a person will have:


•    Degree in Human Resources, Commerce or related discipline combined with a minimum of four years' related Human Resource experience with an emphasis on Talent Acquisition/Recruitment.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
•    Experience recruiting unionized positions is required.  Preferably in a multi collective bargaining agreement environment.
•    Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) would be considered an asset. 
•    Experience using an Applicant Tracking System will be considered an asset.
•    Considerable knowledge of a wide variety of occupations, organization structures, labour legislation, collective agreements, Human Rights Code etc. combined with the ability to interpret complex collective agreement and statue language.
•    Demonstrated attention to detail with the understanding of the impact of errors in the context of talent acquisition and recruitment administration. 


All applicants will be considered with an emphasis on relevant experience, education, and applicable skills. 

Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $85,052.88 to $99,937.92 CAD per annum (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.