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Job type: Full-time, Permanent, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Prince George base at the YXS airport


Human Resources Director

We work in a Federally Regulated (non-union) environment under the Canada Labour Code, not BC provincial legislation. The Director of Human Resources is to subscribe to the “Just Culture” model and support, mentor, and coach the other Directors and department managers. We require the successful candidate to be friendly and approachable to employees while still being analytical and able to provide payroll analysis and compensation strategies to Directors, and reporting to government agencies.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the organization-wide leadership of several Human Resource functions and programs for the full employment lifecycle. This position will manage and deliver programs including recruitment, compensation, labour relations, performance management, succession, employee development, and payroll as well as supervising any HR Administrator or consultant.


  • Support organization staffing through recruitment, screening, interviewing, and hire.
  • Maintain a robust compensation structure and policies.
  • Develop and maintain a performance management program including supporting and training managers, planning, and monitoring program results.
  • Develop and maintain Pay Equity Plan in accordance with the Pay Equity Act for Federally Regulated Employers.
  • Maintain and report on Legislated Employment Equity Program annually.
  • Maintain application of Federal Averaging of Hours and understand the calculation to be able to explain to employees.
  • Work with an immigration lawyer as needed for work visas under the Temporary Workers Program (TWP).
  • Maintain and develop HR policies and/or programs to meet organizational requirements.
  • Train and support management and supervisors on organizational HR policies.
  • Support and advise management and supervisors on compensation structures and the application of HR policies.
  • Assist with the organization’s training and development strategy which includes apprenticeships, succession, and career advancement.
  • Ensure a smooth transition and onboarding experience for all new employees.
  • Support and advise management and staff on workplace issues including difficult personnel situations, performance issues, complaints, and investigations.
  • Provide advice and support on disciplinary and performance management issues.
  • Maintain employee benefits program including reconciling premium billings and ensuring properly accounted for in payroll, as well as reporting employee RRSP contributions and company DPSP payments to 3rd party fiduciary.
  • Ensure current and historical HR records are maintained including filing, retrieval, and confidentiality; conduct analysis and develop reports.
  • Assist various departments with the application process for special grants and training funding, including tracking applications and reimbursements
  • Conduct an annual employee engagement and satisfaction survey and complete analysis and consultation on results.
  • Participate in, and utilize, annual salary surveys to support compensation structure.
  • Conduct exit interviews for organizational improvement.
  • Collect timesheets, review, compile and ensure mathematical accuracy of timesheets and follow up on any missing timesheets
  • Track and report time-off, absence requests, and employee overtime
  • Enter approved pay into the company bank provider for direct deposit in an accurate and timely manner.
  • May be called upon to assist with payroll including entering payroll details and timesheet information into QuickBooks, process pay run and distribute payroll forms such as paystubs and T4s in a timely fashion.
  • May be called upon to attend or participate in various HR Committees at industry trade associations such as the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC).

Note: In addition to these duties personnel are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required to support the objectives of the company.



  • A University degree in HR or Business is preferred.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or actively pursuing CHRP; or Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM).


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HR in industrial environments including generalist and specialist roles in relevant functional areas.
  • Experience with all aspects of recruitment.
  • Experience with program development and delivery including research, analysis, and implementation.
  • Experience in a field and operations environment, preferably aviation.
  • Experience in a managerial or supervisory role is preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven understanding of compensation and benefits design and ability to perform analyses to support decisions.
  • Proven understanding of employment regulations and employment law; Federal Canada Labour Code preferred
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities with high attention to detail.
  • Adept at building and maintaining collaborative relationships, exercising influence, and demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in written and oral communications including formal presentations.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite including above-average Excel skills for analyzing payroll and compensation.


  • casual dress
  • comprehensive benefit package including health, dental (including major & orthodontics), disability insurance, life insurance, vision care, optional critical illness, employee & family assistance program.
  • group RRSP/DPSP matching program.


This position is based in our Prince George office near the YXS airport. This position is full-time, permanent, Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm.


Yellowhead Helicopters is a family-owned and operated British Columbia based firm. Since 1975, YHL has been providing safe and efficient helicopter services to our clients from a base network located throughout British Columbia and Alberta. We are also well-equipped to be able to mobilize on short notice and support our customers in remote locations across Canada. We service the Forestry, Mining & Petroleum, Utility, and Tourism industries.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principles of employment equity in all communities where we do business.

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