Talent Acquisition Specialist

HR Laval, Quebec


Canada Cartage's Talent Acquisition team is responsible for ensuring Canada Cartage is the #1 talent destination in Transportation/ Logistics. Our people matter and are critically important in ensuring we create an outstanding experience for our people, customers and shareholders, directly impacting the communities we live in.

We are currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist to support our National team based in Laval, Quebec. Reporting to Hammad Alvi, National Talent Acquisition Manager you will contribute to the broader vision, strategy and roadmap for attracting and retaining high achievers driven to win, executing full cycle recruitment up to Director roles.


The specific role mandate includes:

  • Full cycle recruitment nationally of Drivers, Customer Service, IT, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources, Safety & Compliance and Operational roles

  • External & Internal proactive talent pipelining

  • Ensuring it is widely known that Canada Cartage is an employer of choice

  • Collaborating with Recruitment Marketing on employer brand management and out of the box ideas that speak to the authenticity and culture of Canada Cartage

  • Ensuring our recruitment process is fair, inclusive, diverse and attracting the best

  • Measuring clearly defined metrics that will be used to assess people’s suitability for different job positions.

  • Rank the selection criteria, establish expectations with Hiring Committee Members and ensure everyone is using the same evaluation matrix.

  • A strong focus on retention initiatives and programs

  • 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 high achievers driven to win

  • 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

Who you are:

  • To you, ok and good are not good enough as you are continuously striving to provide top notch service to the business

  • You naturally have a love for people in general and are a great listener

  •  You are a strong and influential communicator (written and verbally)

  • You are prepared to dive right in to learn the business, each division, how we operate, our values and consistently strive to ensure our programs are connected directly to the organizations short term and long term goals

  • Comfortable consulting with Senior level stakeholders

  • Possess a high sense of urgency and accountability

  • You are adaptable, not afraid of change and resourceful

  • You are results driven, work well in a team and individually

  • You are fully bilingual
  • You appreciate and are open to critical feedback to learn and grow

  • Continuous improvement initiatives are enjoyable to you

  • You think along the lines of, "we have nothing to prove and everything to improve!"

We are a fun, collaborative and dynamic team that provides competitive pay, benefits, an excellent learning environment, professional development, growth opportunities, and the chance to be a part of something big!


We would like to thank all those expressing an interest in this position; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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