Recruitment posting

Labour Relations Board

Competition #: 765
Ministry: Labour and Immigration
Opening Date: 08/26/2022
Closing Date: 10/07/2022
Role: Part-time Vice Chair

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

The Minister of Labour and Immigration is seeking applications to fill up to two part-time positions from individuals interested in serving as Vice Chair of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Hearings are usually held in the Edmonton or Calgary office, however, candidates should be prepared to travel throughout the province as required. Some hearings are held virtually.
About the Agency

The Alberta Labour Relations Board is a representational, independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day interpretation and application of Alberta’s labour laws. The Labour Relations Board processes applications, holds hearings, actively encourages dispute resolution, employs officers for investigations and makes major policy decisions. The Labour Relations Board offers informal settlement options to the parties, but it also has inquiry and hearing powers to make binding rulings whenever necessary.

The Labour Relations Board administers three main pieces of legislation: the Labour Relations Code, Public Service Employee Relations Act, and Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act. The Board also administers parts of other legislation including: Post-Secondary Learning Act, Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, and Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. The Board is designated as an appeal body for certain proceedings under the Employment Standards Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Role Description

In this leadership role, you will provide impartial and consistent interpretation and application of Alberta’s labour laws. You will chair Labour Relations Board hearings and participate as a panel member in hearings, under the various labour relations statutes. Exercising in-depth understanding of the legislation, you will act impartially in dealing with applications, while maintaining consistency with Labour Relations Board policies and procedures. As part of this role, you will provide leadership on projects and administrative matters, and represent the Labour Relations Board in public relations functions.

Appointments are generally for a three-year term, with eligibility for reappointment for additional terms.

Skills and Experience Required

The Alberta Government is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion on Alberta’s agencies, boards, and commissions. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds, who embody a wide range of knowledge, skills, and expertise, are encouraged to apply.

A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) combined with extensive experience in labour relations.

  • Extensive experience with consensus-based meetings in a quasi-judicial setting.
  • Significant experience practicing in the field of labour relations, with preferred experience as a quasi-judicial decision maker.
  • Working knowledge of labour history, collective bargaining, and labour & employment legislation, including essential services legislation.
  • Superior legal writing skills, strong organizational capacity and the ability to articulate views in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, sound judgement and the ability to make pragmatic decisions.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, at all levels.
  • Ability to foster alternative dispute resolution and advanced case management techniques within a time sensitive environment, as well as mediate disputes.
Remuneration and Time Commitment

Remuneration for part-time Vice-Chairs is currently under review.

Positions may require evening and weekend work on occasion. Appointments are generally for a 3-year term.

Honoraria is subject to review. Travelling expenses will be paid in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

Additional Documentation

Please note: This ad will close on September 23, 2022, or until suitable candidates found.

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission

Phone: 780-408-8460

Email: [email protected].

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at

The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 12th Floor 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S7 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.

Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

Alberta Labour Relations Board

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Labour Relations Code