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Recruiter (24 month contract -Durham Region, Hybrid)


Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 9X1

Req ID:  42378


Status: Contract 24 months 

Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment - 2 days from home

Education Level: University Degree

Location: Durham Region – Whitby 

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 10% within the GTA and Durham region. 

Deadline to Apply: April 5, 2023 



BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow. 

Every generation has a challenge that defines them. At OPG (ONTARIO POWER GENERATION), we are calling on all innovators, disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. Join us as we electrify life in one generation and build a sustainable future powered by our electricity, our ideas, and our people. 





  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business, and/or human resources or a related field with relevant experience.
  • Five or more years of progressive experience in a corporate recruiting or agency environment. 
  • Experience recruiting, leveraging networking and various social media tools and sourcing strategies.  
  • Ability to efficiently screen high volumes of candidates with technical experience, engineering, and technical talent pools. 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate with a wide audience clearly and concisely; experience presenting to senior management and externally to the public through networking events, colleges, and universities. 
  • Strong recruitment advisory capabilities, providing advice and counsel to hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment process. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships across the business internally and externally with talent in the candidate market; act as an OPG representative and brand ambassador. 
  • Experience recruiting and working with equity-seeking candidates; building a welcoming environment; demonstrating trust and support; supporting and providing candidates with necessary accommodations.  
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities.
  • A passion for building interest, meaningful connections, networks and active participation through the recruitment process. 
  • Possess strong influential leadership skills; ability to help train and motivate others; working with a small team of professionals and others across other areas of HR (HR Business Partners, Payroll, Talent, Compensation, etc.)



  • Experience with ATS systems, specifically SAP SuccessFactors 
  • Previous experience recruiting for a wide variety of roles, not limited to (i.e. engineering, skilled trades, and corporate positions). 
  • Organized, possess a positive attitude with a proactive approach. Someone who takes the initiative and has a strong passion and desire to succeed. 
  • A quick learner who can quickly understand complex and technical information and provide recommendations for solutions and a path forward. 
  • A continuous learner who is forever curious seeks to innovate, challenge the status quo, and exceed expectations.
  • Experience working in/for/on behalf of highly regulated industries such as energy, utilities, power, mining, or manufacturing. 
  • Experience recruiting for or on behalf of a unionized environment; understanding collective agreement recruitment protocols and processes. 




ABOUT THE ROLE: As part of our Human Resources – Recruitment and Onboarding (R&O) team, reporting to the Manager, Recruitment, you will be responsible for the hiring of full-time and temporary employees with a focus on the hiring manager and candidate experience.  


The Recruiter engages talent to meet the organization's needs while ensuring processes and governance are followed. 




  • Support Business Leaders: Assist line clients; hiring managers with their talent requirements; build networks to source the best talent possible while ensuring that recruitment processes and best practices are followed; while all providing the best level of service and support to the business; ensuring the business is leveraging and aware of the support the R&O team can provide. 
  • Hiring Needs Assessment: Assist in defining hiring managers’ search requirements, the scope, and understanding of roles and responsibilities. Ensure service is delivered within a clear understanding of timelines and the support provided through the recruitment and candidate evaluation processes. 
  • Candidate Screening: Review and screen candidates; evaluations including resume screening, phone screening, interviewing, testing and selection recommendations.
  • Recruitment Strategy & Approach: Establish recruiting and onboarding requirements by understanding organizational plans and objectives, reviewing job descriptions and consulting with hiring managers to ensure a clear understanding of recruitment needs and the effective sourcing strategy that will be taken. 
  • Equity & Diversity Recruitment: Support various diversity hiring initiatives to support further equity recruitment throughout the business; across all skills disciplines.  
  • Campus Recruitment: Assist with campus recruitment, including on and off-campus activities, outreach and stakeholder initiatives to deliver meaningful partnerships, information sessions, virtual events and presentations. 
  • Business Change & Continuous Improvements: Help to drive changes to improve support to the business, extend our reach into the market, and help improve the way we work and the overall recruitment process. 
  • Industry Best Practices: Participate in appropriate networks and forums to maintain knowledge of leading practices in recruitment, contractor and talent attraction management
  • Vendor Recruitment: Support the recruitment process when using third-party agencies for support. Ongoing monitoring rates and compliance through the process to ensure we have the best source of quality talent. 
  • Compensation & Negotiations: Review internal compensation equity; help guide leaders on fair and equitable pay principles; negotiate the pay rate with talent and provide a clear understanding of OPGs employee value proposition and total compensation offering. 
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) utilization, Data and Metrics: Continuously utilize an applicant tracking system throughout the recruitment process; to ensure our R&O dashboard is accurate; effective for recruitment reporting and tracking. 




This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation's continued growth and success in generating clean, safe, reliable, low-cost power sustainably. Here's why OPG might be the ideal workplace for you: 

  • Have an active role in helping advance critical energy projects that will make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.
  • OPG cares about the safety and well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • We offer a supportive work environment where you can be your best daily.
  • Learn from the best; be part of an industry-leading innovative organization where you can access opportunities across a diverse mix of work in the energy sector.
  • Competitive total rewards package with retirement savings of a defined benefit pension plan.
  • Be part of a growing industry where the demand for our power will only grow in importance as we further electrify the economy.
  • Flexible work arrangement and hybrid working environment. 
  • Exceptional range of opportunities to stretch, advance and develop.
  • Work for a business that cares and is committed to building a sustainable future. Our public commitments help hold us accountable for OPG’s climate change plan, Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and Our Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Participate and volunteer in some of the many ways OPG gives back to the communities where we operate.
  • Be part of making a difference in the lives of fellow Ontarians and Canadians. Electricity is vital to the province, and OPG's clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors.


OUR PROMISE TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION: OPG is committed to accelerating equity, celebrating diversity, and fostering a culture of inclusion where all employees are valued, respected and supported. Appropriate arrangements can be made if you require accommodation during the application or interview process. If you need information in an alternative format, please contact 


NEW CAMPUS: In 2024, (OPG) is establishing a new corporate headquarters in Oshawa. The new campus will provide a cutting-edge work environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.


ABOUT ONTARIO POWER GENERATION (OPG): We continue to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact - all while safely keeping the lights on. Now we have set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.


OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generating assets, including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass, natural gas, and solar. We are also a clean-tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world.  



OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



To be drafted following the approval process

External posting will not go up until we can confirm there were no successful internal candidates