Consultant, Labour Relations

Labour Relations · Toronto, Ontario
Department Labour Relations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $82,620 to $96,390

Position Profile:

The foundation of the Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) strategic plan is the need to be a strong and healthy association to serve hospitals so that they can change and evolve as organizations within Ontario’s health system. The OHA’s goal is to serve and actively support its diverse membership. We are committed to leadership and excellence by providing industry-leading guidance and advice to our members.


The OHA is looking for an energetic professional with outstanding communication skills. You will play a senior role in the coordination of central collective bargaining with the major hospital unions. You have a solid understanding of labour relations and will provide leadership and guidance to member hospitals on labour relation matters.

You are a great listener and your communication style, energy and self-confidence motivates people to work with you.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment, can handle multiple project simultaneously and you have a strong sense of accountability for your work and the service that you and your team provide to your colleagues, the organization, and stakeholders.

The Position:


Reporting to the Director, Labour Relations, the Consultant, Labour Relations is responsible for:

  • Assisting in the planning process in preparation for central collective bargaining, including participation in policy formulation, objective setting, mandate development, etc. with hospitals, negotiating teams and other advisory committees which oversee central collective bargaining.
  • Participating in central bargaining as a team member and may also act as spokesperson.
  • Preparing written submissions on behalf of hospitals in interest arbitration.
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to hospitals on labour and employee relations matters related to the administration, interpretation and application of collective agreements and handling of complaints and/or grievances.
  • Coordinate and participate on provincial committees arising out of central collective agreements.

The work of this position is done in a demanding, fast-paced environment which often presents tight deadlines and the performing of duties outside of normal business hours and on weekends.


The Candidate:

You are able to anticipate and respond to politically sensitive situations. You have the flexibility and resilience to adapt in a changing environment. You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders. You possess excellent analytical, research, negotiation, facilitation and presentation skills. You are an effective team player and disciplined self-starter.

A degree in a related discipline, combined with demonstrated related work experience, and knowledge of hospital collective agreements is required.


A solid understanding of labour law and Ontario employment-related legislation, in particular the Employment Standards Act, the Labour Relations Act, the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, the Human Rights Code and the Pay Equity Act would be advantageous in the position. The candidate has the ability to work under pressure and within multiple deadlines, and be responsive within a dynamic environment.


The ideal candidate might be described as dynamic, positive, collaborative, persuasive, resilient, driven, results-oriented, and has a sense of humour.

The Organization:


The OHA is a not-for-profit Association. Our purpose is serving Ontario’s hospital to build a better health system. At the OHA, our members are at the heart of everything we do. Through advocacy, learning and engagement, labour relations and improved access to data and analytics, the OHA is enhancing the direct services it provides to members.
Interested in helping the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) build a better health system?
We can offer you a fulfilling role, an inspiring and creative place to work, and the chance to change the health care system (for the better) – and oh yeah, have a lot of fun in the process.  As you may know, employee engagement is key in the success of any business, and the OHA is proud of our 99 percent employee engagement rate.
Need more proof the OHA is a great place to work? Well, how about this… we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, five times, as well as Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.
In serving Ontario’s hospitals to build a better health system, the OHA is a dynamic organization offering innovative education, tools, and practices that enable people to deliver effective, safe and efficient health care. For more information visit


To Apply:

The OHA is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community. We welcome applications from Black individuals and Persons of Colour, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community. OHA is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths. Potential applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter by February 1, 2021. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Labour Relations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $82,620 to $96,390