Talent Acquisition Specialist

HR Port Coquitlam, Canada


Position Summary:

This is a fast paced role with involvement at every step of the recruitment process including assessing, qualifying and onboarding qualified Drivers.

Schedule & Location :

1488 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam, BC

Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Must be able to work Overtime and some Evenings and Weekends as required

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Full life cycle of recruiting from internal/external posting to hiring
  • Working with Hiring Managers to develop requisitions and fully understand hiring needs
  • Pro-actively developing a network of potential candidates and sources
  • Sourcing and interviewing candidates; reviewing resumes, credentials, verifying backgrounds
  • Ensuring qualified candidates complete the recruitment process, including coordinating road tests and orientations
  • Preparing and presenting offer and new hire packages
  • May also include participating in Orientations and post-hire follow-ups
  • Developing marketing materials used for driver recruiting
  • In addition to company drivers, may include hiring of owner operators, mechanics, swampers and office staff as required
  • Promoting the position/industry and company to others (e.g. high schools, trade schools, immigration officials, career fairs, trade shows, etc.)
  • Representation at career fairs, community events, trade shows, etc. for recruitment opportunities
  • Developing a good understanding of, and relationship with, reputable driving schools
  • Working with other teams within Canada Cartage to develop programs to attract and train qualified drivers
  • Metrics: Measuring the success of recruiting initiatives
  • Provide weekly updates to hiring managers on the status of open requisitions
  • Accountable for measuring results and meeting objectives including: time-to-fill, quality candidates (road test success rate, quality of hire metric, turnover metrics)
  • Providing reports and updates to others as required
  • Providing assistance within the HR team as necessary
  • Other duties as required

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Recruitment Experience
  • Knowledge of transportation industry trends
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and accountability
  • Strong and Professional Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Must be able to work well within a team, while at the same time be responsible for his/her own results and be able to be self-sufficient
  • Must be organized and professional
  • University degree or post-secondary education preferred
  • Able to travel locally and work some evenings and weekends as required

What does Canada Cartage have to offer?

  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits, RRSP and Company-Matching Pension Plans
  • Discounted hotels, car rentals, entertainment, gym memberships, phone plans, electronics, home services, cars, etc.
  • Opportunities for advancement within the company
  • Work with a company named "Canada's Best Employer 2018" in Transportation & Logistics by Forbes


We would like to thank all those expressing an interest in this position; however only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Committed to employment equity, Canada Cartage Systems LP encourages applications from Aboriginal people, members of visible minority groups and women


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