Employment Opportunity - Labour Relations Officer


Position Title:                  Labour Relations Officer

Employment Type:         Permanent Full-Time

Classification:                 Band 11

Salary:                              $106,110 to $119,425 (In Revision)

Language:                        Bilingual Imperative (English and French; $1300.00 Bilingual bonus)

Location:                          Ottawa

Union:                              AEU, Unit V


Position Open To:

  1. employees within AEU bargaining Unit V;
  2. members of the Alliance Employees’ Union;
  3. members of the Union of Taxation Employees;
  4. general public.

In keeping with the Collective Agreement between the UTE and AEU (Unit V), preference shall first be given to qualified applicants in the order listed above.

The position is located in Ottawa, Ontario and the successful candidate must reside in the geographic proximity of the National Capital Region.


Under the direction of the Senior Labour Relations Officer:

  • Provides assistance and guidance to the Executive Council, Locals and the membership on matters, including but not limited to, the interpretation of collective agreements, acts, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Consults with officials of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on labour relations matters and issues;
  • Researches grievances, prepares arguments and presents grievances at the final level of the grievance procedure;
  • Prepares submissions on behalf of UTE to the CRA, labour relations boards, tribunals, and other organizations and bodies;
  • Provides guidance and assistance to members with respect to staffing, staffing recourse and Independent Third Party Reviews;
  • Provides assistance to UTE Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members;
  • Participates in conferences, conventions and meetings as required;
  • Delivers and/or assists in delivering workshops and training sessions as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Labour Relations Officer.


University graduation plus two years of progressively responsible experience in a related field or a combination of education, training and experience equal to completion of secondary school plus five years related experience; Thorough knowledge of labour legislation and regulations pertaining to the federal public service; Knowledge of the structure of UTE and the PSAC; Knowledge of labour legislation, regulations and policies pertaining to members employed by the Canada Revenue Agency; Good knowledge of staffing practices and procedures; Thorough knowledge of recourse and redress procedures; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both official languages (English and French); Sound judgment, initiative, reliability and the ability to work independently; Ability to conduct research, identify issues, develop persuasive arguments and defend positions.


Applications must be sent via e-mail to Wael Afifi, Senior Labour Relations Officer, Union of Taxation Employees at afifiw@ute-sei.org and received no later than the close of business on June 7, 2024.

Please note that expenses incurred by applicants in attending any and all interviews and/or tests shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant.