The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest. Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops. A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Additionally, there are organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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The Manager, Human Resources assists the Director, Human Resources in developing, deploying, and administering key corporate HR initiatives, and policies and programs which are aligned with, and supports the achievement of the Port’s strategic objectives.  

In particular, the incumbent provides expert consultation, delivery and support for the full spectrum of human resources management, including Recruitment and Retention, Employee Communications, Talent Development, HR Policy Development, Performance Planning and Evaluation, Compensation and Benefits, Organizational Diversity, Employee Relations, Succession Management, Employee Welfare, Reward & Recognition, Change Management, Employee Health and Safety, HR Budget management and  Strategic Human Resources Management.


Recruitment & Retention

  • Leads Recruitment and ensures the attraction, motivation, and retention of a competent workforce which meets the current and future needs of the organization.

Employee Communications

  • Supports the HR Team by development and implementation of best practice employee communication programs, for example, annual Employee Engagement Survey, Employee Council outcomes.
  • Liaisons with Communications Department to support internal communications via “Compass” PRPA’s internal intranet, internal town hall meetings.

Talent Development

  • Supports the Director, Human Resources with the development and implementation of a comprehensive talent development strategy for the organization.

HR Policy Development

  • Develops, implements and maintains PRPA ‘s HR policies and procedures which aligns with PRPA’s purpose and values.
  • Ensures HR policies and procedures are in strict compliance with all provincial and national labour legislation that apply to PRPA.

Performance Management

  • Supports supervisors and managers in matters pertaining to staff performance, including PRPA’s Variable Incentive Pay Program.
  • Assists in developing, mentoring, coaching, and evaluating the HR team into the next generation of PRPA Leaders.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Liaisons with Payroll in matters pertaining to employee’s compensation and benefit programs.
  • Develops and implements appropriate job design and job analysis programs to ensure internal equity.

Organizational Diversity

  • Supports the efforts to develop a workplace which is inclusive, welcoming, and professional.
  • Assist HR Team to implement organizational diversity programs which embraces workforce diversity and inclusion and makes diversity intentional.

Employee Relations

  • Interfaces with employees at all levels in the organization with the understanding HR is an internal service provider and must maintain superior customer service to employees and managers.
  • Proactively collaborates with supervisors/managers to minimize employee relations concerns, work performance issues, and employee complaints.

Succession Management

  • Assists the Director, Human Resources with the continued development of an integrated Succession Management Program.

Employee Wellness

  • Works closely with the Manager, Occupational Health and Safety to support all aspects of Employee Wellness, including the support of a comprehensive mental health framework.
  • Provides support in the administration of employee health and safety programs.

Reward & Recognition

  • Develops, implement, and administers the organization’s Reward & Recognition Program.

Strategic Human Resources Management

  • As a senior member of the HR Team supports the development of HR strategic plans which are in alignment with the Port’s short-range and long-range business plans.


  • Works predominantly in an office environment.
  • Regular, full-time position. Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1-hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • Some work outside regular work hours is expected.


Formal Education

  • Preferably a University Degree, majoring in Business or Human Resources Management.
  • Valid Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) professional accreditation is an asset.

Related Experience

  • 5 to 7 years of extensive, broad-based HR experience.
  • Experience in attracting, retaining top talent.
  • Experience recruiting candidates to a remote work location is an asset.
  • Experience working in a federally regulated environment is an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of “best practices” in human resources management areas such as Talent Development, Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Organizational Diversity, Change Management, Human Resources Planning, Performance Management, and Leadership Development.
  • Willing to attend to hands-on operational HR work.
  • Intimate working knowledge of provincial and national labour and related legislation.
  • Self-directed individual.
  • Values people and demonstrates genuine concern for others.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities.
  • Thrives in high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strategic and visionary thinker. Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Demonstrated ability in the following:
    • Communication (verbal and written), analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
    • Leadership and management skills.
    • Consultation, facilitation, and coaching skills.
    • Judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information.
    • Relationship building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all employees.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Resiliency.
    • Energetic, enterprising, and independent.
    • Embraces and thrives on change.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by October 22, 2021 (Friday) to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax: (250) 627-8980

No telephone inquiries please.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Friday, October 22, 2021.


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