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People are our most valued asset. Our people provide the innovation that drives our organization.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority offers a wide variety of career opportunities. We offer rewarding work and we are committed to professional growth and development. We promote workforce diversity and want our workforce to reflect our community.

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What we value

We are ethical, transparent, and accountable in creating value for our customers, stakeholders, and organization. We build trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.
Our individual talents allow us to reach great heights when we join forces with our co-workers, customers, and community, to effectively solve some of the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing international trade together, building a better Canada by growing trade.
Finding new solutions to old problems has always been what sets us apart. We are committed to continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence through creativity and ingenuity, and effectively manage the risk that may come with innovation.
The north coast of Canada is our home. We vigorously pursue a long-term vision that recognizes the importance of balancing environmental stewardship, economic vitality, social responsibility, and safety in our development and operations, contributing to our shared success and prosperity for generations to come.
We are committed to an inclusive organizational culture that connects us closer to our community, customers, and coworkers. We celebrate diverse perspectives of all stakeholders to make us more effective as an organization and essential to our sustainability today and for the future.

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Human Resources Business Partner

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources Operations & Services, the Human Resources Business Partner assists the Manager, Human Resources Operations & Services 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.


Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources Operations & Services, the Human Resources Business Partner assists the Manager, Human Resources Operations & Services 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 support in the design and delivery of best practices and HR solutions pertaining to Employee Relations, HR Policy, Procedures and Processes, HR Cycles, including Workforce Planning, Performance Management, Succession planning, Compensation & Benefits and HRIS.


  • Bridge between management and employee relations by addressing demands or other issues.
  • Provides strategic advice, guidance, and solutions to senior and organizational leaders on complex human resources initiatives and issues that have long-term impacts.
  • Partners with clients, as a strategic stakeholder, to guide through change management initiatives by defining strategy, process, and support tools to address needs such: as organizational structures and design reviews, change management, conflict resolution, workforce planning, resourcing strategies, annual performance management, progressive performance management, succession planning, business continuity activities and special projects.
  • Helps to establish guidelines and principles pertaining to strategy, planning, communication and reflection as to the effectiveness of change and its implementation.
  • Uses data analytics to anticipate and solve business challenges today and into the future to inform strategy moving forward and identifies competing interests and possible risks.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to organizational leaders through organizational design initiatives.
  • Proactively collaborates with supervisors/managers to minimize employee relations concerns, work performance issues, and complaints and assist with progressive performance management.
  • Identifies key stakeholders, supports the development of a communication strategy, identifies potential impacts and/or risks, and develops mitigation strategies.
  • Actively builds strong working relationships and trusted partnerships within and across all stakeholder groups by building and maintaining a solid working knowledge of the business environment and trends and leveraging that understanding to provide practical solutions, coaching, advice, and support.
  • Collaborates with Talent Management on an ongoing basis and supports these teams in the evolution of HR programs, policies, and practices across PRPA.
  • 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.
  • Works closely with the Health and Safety Business Partner to support all aspects of Employee Wellness, including the support of a comprehensive mental health framework.
  • Supports current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital.
  • Attends interdepartmental meetings with other managers as required.
  • Executes exit interviews.
  • Educates employees on policies and procedures based on employee and company needs and assists in developing PRPA ‘s HR policies and procedures to align with PRPA’s purpose and values.
  • Assists Managers in the administration of PRPA’s policies and procedures.
  • Understands and provides employees with guidance on compensation and benefits.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


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

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a HR generalist capacity.
  • In-depth experience with HRIS software

Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of applicable HR legislation and of current trends and issues in HR.
  • Values people and demonstrates genuine concern for others.
  • Good facilitation and coaching skills.
  • Good conflict resolution skills.
  • Active listening Skills.
  • Analytical and Strategic thinking skills.
  • Nurtures a positive working environment.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Resilient. Embraces and thrives on change.
  • Good relationship building skills. Able to establish trust and credibility and build effective relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Able to identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Able to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities.
  • Ability to success in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

The starting base salary range for this role is $86,755 – $101,213

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging are at the heart of PRPA’s culture and play a vital role in our growth strategy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels a sense of belonging and can contribute to their maximum potential. Our differences are the reason great things happen here. If you are an applicant in need of accommodations or special assistance throughout the interview process, please submit a request by email to

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.