Human Resources Manager

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum in Ottawa and the surrounding region. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has helped facilitate the creation of more than 5,500 jobs. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city and the best place to work and live, Invest Ottawa helps to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms.

A non-profit corporation, Invest Ottawa delivers programs and services which include start-up incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business and investment attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.

In September 2017, Invest Ottawa and the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards began working closely together as strategic partners with a mission to drive industry-led innovation, leveraging emerging technologies to build highvalue- jobs, long-term economic growth and community prosperity.


Summary of role


The Human Resources Manager is an integral role responsible for supporting the Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services. You will work with employees and managers of Invest Ottawa and the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (IO/BY) by proactively supporting and providing a variety of human resources functions and administrative tasks including employee on boarding, employee engagement, compensation, performance management, benefits and employee relations. The Human Resources Manager will also act as a strategic partner in the development and execution of new and innovative HR practices and policies and corporate culture.

So why should you consider this role?

At Invest Ottawa, you will have the chance to learn about the inner workings of Ottawa’s entrepreneurship, start-up and business community. It means having the opportunity to work to your full potential, surrounded by the best and brightest people. From the physical space to their top-tier health benefits, Invest Ottawa promotes a healthy work-life balance through many perks including flexible work hours, annual fitness allowance, employer paid RRSP contributions and professional development, as well as an on-site fresh food cafeteria. It’s a place where you can be proud of the work you do.

What challenges will you face?

Invest Ottawa is a rallying point for local businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and tight deadlines. In this role, you will have significant interaction with various high-level internal and external stakeholders. Confidentiality and discretion in communications is imperative, as well as excellent project management skills and an ability to readily adapt to changing priorities, deadlines and time sensitive opportunities.

Is this for you?

You are an energetic and highly motivated individual with 5 years’ related human resources experience. You enjoy working in a challenging, innovative and collaborative culture and are known for your leadership, collaboration and strong project management skills. As a professional, you have excellent communication skills and have the drive to succeed. You have HR basics under your belt and is ready to take on a new challenge managing full scope of human resource function . You are a people person and a pioneer of internal culture. For recruitment function, you will have access to a recruitment team, virtual VP of human resources is available for guidance, as well as payroll support.

How will you know you have succeeded at the end of your first year?

You will have become a valued partner to the Vice President and gain trust of the entire team. You have successfully assisted them in realizing their business goals. Beyond those elements, you will have established yourself as trusted resource on your team and within the organization.


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to Invest Ottawa by email to [email protected].

Invest Ottawa/BY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Invest Ottawa/BY offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Invest Ottawa/BY regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

Invest Ottawa/BY thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.