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Human Resources Coordinator-Term position

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4P-2J4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

We are now recruiting for a Human Resources Coordinator to join our team, in a Term position.


This role provides support for the efficient and effective operations of the Human Resources Department in areas including recruitment, onboarding and administrative tasks. The role liaises closely with other members of the HR team and local departments by providing customer focused comprehensive support.


Our ideal candidate is fully bilingual in French and English.


Note: This is a term position, expected to be 12 months in length


Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with recruitment and on-boarding efforts including job posting process, arranging interviews, reference checking, entry level recruiting, recruiting events,  new hire process, new hire orientations and exit interviews process.
  • Enters employee transactions such as new hires and terminations, into the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) and supports time and attendance processes.
  • Maintains employee files and prepares employee documentation including employment letters and offer letters.
  • Conducts research, generates reports and analyzes key HR metrics.
  • Provides front line services to employees, responds to general HR queries, providing advice and counsel for routine matters.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Diploma/Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 year of human resources experience and working towards a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation
  • General knowledge of local employment standards and human rights legislation
  • Proficient MS Office skills
  • Sound analytical skills, detail oriented, able to work with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize/re-prioritize 
  • A team player that fosters a collaborative spirit with the ability to anticipate the needs of the team/department
  • Strong judgment and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Bilingualism required in English and French





Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.


The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our workforce is currently working from home.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.