Human Resources Generalist (Recruitment & Onboarding) – Job Posting 1381

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices. 

We welcome applications from candidates who reflect the communities we serve, particularly candidates from Black communities, Indigenous communities, and racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities and people with lived experiences.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrably operate and practice from an equity and trauma-informed lens.  We encourage applications from passionate professionals who will help us dismantle systemic barriers and will embrace working outside of Euro-centric practices.

YouthLink Benefits are Top of Class!

  • Competitive pay
  • Health & dental coverage for you and your family with 100% premium cost paid by employer.
  • Annual vacation with pay at 1.66 working days for each calendar month to a maximum of 20 working days per year.
  • 5 ‘authorized absence’ days for family illness or emergency circumstances that prohibit employees from reporting to work.
  • 3 paid agency days every calendar year after 3 calendar months service.
  • Maternity / parental /adoption leave top-up payments (to top-up Canadian government unemployment benefit payments).
  • 100% premium cost for long-term disability coverage paid by employee.
  • Eligibility to participate in pension plan after 2 years of continuous service with generous matching contribution from employer.

Human Resources Generalist (Recruitment & Onboarding)

(Temporary full-time, 35 hours/week)


(Non-Bargaining Unit position)

As the Human Resources Generalist (Recruitment & Onboarding), you will play a crucial role in attracting and selecting top-tier candidates to fulfill the talent needs of our agency. Your expertise in recruitment strategies, sourcing techniques, and candidate evaluation will contribute to building a skilled and diverse workforce that aligns with our organization’s goals and values.

This position is responsible for delivering targeted Human Resources services to dedicated programs and tasks including recruitment, new employee orientation, Human Resources Information System (H.R.I.S.), personnel records as well as additional administrative functions. 

Highlights of Your Role

Talent Acquisition and Management:

  • Conducts full cycle recruitment activities for full-time and contract employees in close co-ordination with line managers for dedicated programs.
  • Prepares internal and external job postings, reviews job applications and shortlists candidates for interviews, participates in selection interviews, conducts reference checks and prepares and completes appropriate paperwork for hiring of selected candidates.
  • Ensures that all recruitment / hiring processes and paperwork are in compliance with Agency’s policies and procedures.

Data Integrity and Reporting:

  • Updates and maintains the Agency’s Human Resources Information System, ADP WorkForceNow to ensure data is accurate, up to date and consistent with payroll records. 
  • Generates reports when required.
  • Ensures that employee personnel files are up-to-date and complete. Performs periodic audits of files as and when required.

Orientation and Onboarding:

  • Facilitates orientation sessions for new employees and casual employees;
  • Ensures all Police Reference Checks are completed and filed,
  • Enrolls new employees in required benefits, pension and training;
  • Follow up with managers to ensure that probationary and annual performance management forms for employees and Annual Employment / Volunteer / Placement Suitability Check Forms are completed on time.


  • Other human resources / labour relations tasks and projects as and when required.  

Equity, Diversity and Belonging:

Proactively stays updated on best practices as it relates Equity, Diversity and Belonging.  Works collaboratively with ABR Committee and Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Inclusion and Community, to embed best practices into all operational goals and processes, and in particular, program and service metrics. 

Supports Organization’s Strategy:

Actively contributes to the organization’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall plan.

Highlights of What You Bring


  • Undergraduate diploma/degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent combination of directly related qualifications and experience.
  • Working towards a CHRP designation a strong asset.
  • Coursework that demonstrates your desire for continual learning in Equity, Diversity and Belonging practices.


  • 3 years’ experience in administrative function.
  • 2 years’ relevant experience in a general human resources role or specializing in recruitment/talent acquisition.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of relevant Employment Standards and Human Rights legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment and selection.
  • Experience working with computerized Human Resources Information Systems a strong asset.
  • Working experience and knowledge of ADP’s WorkForceNow HRIS a strong asset.


  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Strong administrative and client service skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully and professional at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organization, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, shift priorities, handle interruptions and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Attention to details and high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrated skill in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practices, and specifically using an Anti-Black Racism lens.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.


  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check required.
  • Full COVID 19 Vaccination required.

Full job description available here:

How to Apply

  • Submit application to Please quote posting #1381 in the subject line.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Application Open until filled.