Director, Talent Acquisition (People and Culture) – CBC

Job Family Human Resources
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Level (Reading) C
Language Skill Level (Writing) C
Language Skill Level (Speaking) C

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

About Our Team

The CBC/Radio-Canada Talent Management team is comprised of talent experts and innovators who contribute to the achievement of CBC/Radio Canada’s strategic priorities. We partner with our clients to create and deliver outstanding practical and strategic talent solutions, programs and services that enhance workplace culture, engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Talent Acquisition team is passionate about matching people with the right opportunity. We fill more than 1,200 positions annually and provide support to seven media and support service components. We work collaboratively with leaders and hiring committees across the corporation to ensure their sourcing requirements are met and thrive in a dynamic and complex multi-union environment.

The Opportunity

In line with CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategic priorities, People & Culture is on a path to modernize and enhance its services, through the development of a robust talent acquisition strategy that will support the corporation in recruiting and retaining high performing talent. If this sounds like something that motivates you, we are currently seeking a bilingual Director of Talent Acquisition for a one-year temporary opportunity. The ideal candidate is a passionate leader who embraces change and has experience implementing strategies to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion and address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in hiring practices.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Talent Management, People and Culture, the director talent acquisition will develop and execute a talent acquisition strategy that is grounded in equity, diversity and inclusion that encompasses job posting optimization, branding and sourcing, and talent planning based on identified best practice trends.

What You Will Do

While providing inspirational leadership to the talent acquisition team, the director will also:

Define the recruitment and sourcing strategy to support the needs of the corporation.
Develop and implement effective recruitment programs and processes.
Evaluate suppliers through the organization’s request for proposals (RFP) process.
Create and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners.
Act as the subject matter expert in internal and external recruitment.
Continuously look for opportunities to improve our efficiency across full cycle talent acquisition services (i.e. attracting, sourcing, evaluating/testing, interviewing, criminal/credit verification) with a continuous improvement mindset.
Lead a team of 28 (3 managers, as well as recruiters and coordinators) across the country who support the talent acquisition needs of all components and departments, including CBC North.
Develop the team and its leaders towards an “advisor/partner” mindset rather than an administrative/transactional one.
Proven track record of fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusion and openness to innovation.
Integrate elements of other CBC/Radio-Canada key groups such as Security, Ethics in our hiring tools and practices ensuring a cohesive approach across the organization.
Coordinate the hiring of executives through agencies, including working with the Office of the President as required.
Develop a community of practice to teach best practices and processes for highest quality selection decisions.
Develop strategies and action plans to address internal and external audit findings.


Completion of a post-secondary degree in business administration or equivalent, with a Human Resources specialization or a related field; CHRP designation would be an asset.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition including the development of strategies, processes and policies that are grounded in the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Experience in promoting an employer’s brand, full cycle recruitment and developing metrics that help to inform and support workforce planning.
More than 5 years in a Talent Acquisition leadership role, ideally in a public sector organization, with proven track record.
Fully bilingual (French/English) is required – oral and written.

Skills and knowledge:

Sound foundational knowledge, expertise and a good understanding of anti-Black racism, anti-racism and equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks and how to incorporate into all aspects of talent acquisition.
Transformational leader that can build and implement a strong, diverse and inclusive talent acquisition strategy.
Deep expertise in recruiting in a unionized work environment and an HR designation are strong assets.
Experience in effectively communicating with and empowering employees at all levels to explain programs/policies and resolve problems; excel at thinking strategically and acting tactically to share and implement a vision.
Track record of partnering with customers to identify problems and develop solutions pertaining to policies, processes and procedures, with a passion for continuous improvement.
Creative, innovative, and self-motivated, while exercising good judgment and sensitivity in decision making.
Expertise in using data and insights to drive decisions and continuously improve our recruitment process.
Collaborate with HR business partners and Centres of Expertise to implement integrated results.
Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (Taleo would be an asset) and system implementation.
Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills.
Skilled in managing multiple priorities.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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