Human Resources Business Partner

HR Mississauga, Ontario






Mississauga, Ontario


Why you’ll love Canada Cartage

An iconic Canadian company with over 100 years of helping companies grow and succeed in Canada, we provide national dedicated fleet solutions, general freight services, managed transportation, fulfillment & distribution, and home delivery.  With a national network of terminals, cross-docks, and distribution centers, we are one of Canada’s largest and most trusted supply chain service providers. Driven to exceed customer expectations, and supported by technology and innovation, we bring simplicity to complex logistics challenges.

We work with intelligent and focused leaders who are driven to create an outstanding customer experience in partnership with Canadian leading brands. Canada Cartage is deep rooted in family values with an entrepreneurial culture where ideas are welcomed, growth is fostered and high performance is championed. A recognized thought leader and founded in 1914, Canada Cartage dominates the industry by delivering innovative fleet solutions.


The Impact You Will Have

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise and consultation to the business.  With a unique ability to tailor HR solutions to enable accomplishment of business objectives, you will engage directly with our operational teams to understand their desired outcomes, assess and recommend insightful and effective solutions.  You are a results driven change management leader that advances the HR Strategy through strong support to our customers and client groups.

As a key member of the HR team, you will be the first point of contact for supporting and resolving employee/labour relations issues, implementing HR programs, policies and procedures, training and development, as well as involvement in the process of mergers and acquisitions.  You will drive a continuous improvement mindset.

You thrive on challenges and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic work environment where the ability to adapt effectively to change is key.  You are self-motivated, confident, exercise good judgement and decision making ability and take initiative to provide excellent service to our stakeholders while being part of a collaborative and energetic HR team who is committed to add value to the organization.


What you will do:

  • Build effective relationships with internal clients to understand their business goals to proactively identify and implement solutions in line with their strategy
  • Coach and advise Managers on complex and diverse employee relations issues (i.e. performance management, attendance management, disability management, workplace investigations, employee exits), including compiling and preparing evidence to support appropriate recommendations.
  • Take an active role in monitoring employee engagement and retention and implement sustainable practices to improve.
  • Assist with our departmental transformation and growth through continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to implement continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of organizational programs and initiatives in all areas of HR
  • Facilitate Human Resources training programs including Progressive Discipline, Coaching for Performance, Supervisory Leadership, etc., following up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Communicate and assist with the development of objectives for semi-annul and annual performance reviews.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in labour relations management activities such as grievances, collective bargaining and collective agreement interpretation.
  • Manage various HR projects related to the HR strategy as assigned.
  • Maintain and foster relationships to enable collaboration with all levels of the organization ensuring a high level of customer service is provided.


What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years’ experience as an HRBP
  • Bachelor’s Degree/Certificate in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Human Resources Certification – CHRP, CPHR, and/or CHRL
  • Excellent leadership qualities, leaving a lasting and positive manager and employee experience
  • Demonstrated ability to accommodate a high level of change and adapt accordingly
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, trends, and solutions
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • In-depth knowledge of business strategy and operations
  • Collaborative conflict resolution experience
  • Highly self-directed with ability to manage ambiguity
  • Previous experience conducting workplace investigations or engaging in similar activities with transferable skills
  • Must work well in a fast–paced and ambiguous environment with the ability to manage various tasks simultaneously and work with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated negotiating and influencing skills, with the ability to exercise sound judgment in problem resolution
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to influence decisions is required
  • Ability to work with senior leadership to implement effective change management processes
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality, high standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Canada Labour Code (CLC), Human Rights, Accommodation, etc.
  • Ability to travel to and from Operational Locations (10-30% travel)
  • Transportation experience/knowledge an asset


Why people love working for Canada Cartage

  • We offer hybrid and flexible working opportunities.
  • Extended health and dental, retirement plans
  • Paid personal days and sick days
  • Cohesive team and a positive, hard-working atmosphere.
  • Meaningful opportunities for career growth.
  • Company wide recognition initiatives designed to recognize employees when they demonstrate outstanding customer service, teamwork and our core values.
  • Perks - discounted hotels, car rentals, entertainment, gym memberships, phone plans, electronics, to name a few
  • Fun events throughout the year, like summer barbeques and driver-appreciation week that regularly bring us together.
  • We give back to the communities in which we operate by volunteering and donating to local charities.
  • We are a strong company that weathers the storm through pandemics and recessionary periods, so that we can benefit from good economic environments.


We are a top employer!

Canada Cartage has been recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. This is the sixth straight year that Canada Cartage has been included on this list.

The Canada’s Best Employers 2022 title, along with our 6th year of being recognized by Trucking HR as one of Canada’s “Top Fleet Employers” serves to reinforce Canada Cartage’s reputation as an employer of high quality.

We’re growing! We have also been ranked in the top 10 of Today’s Trucking top 100 ranking of Canada’s largest for-hire truck fleets for 2022.

Celebrating 100 years: 

Why do we have one of the lowest driver turn-over rates in Canada?  A team environment, short-haul regular routes and great benefits. Come work with us: 


Our Values

Integrity: We conduct our business with honour, honest and ethics with our people, the environment and legal matters. We believe I being transparent and trustworthy, respecting the traditional “handshake” value system and earning our way in.

Humanity: We are a family minded organization, caring for people and treating them with dignity, decency and respect, be it employees, customers, suppliers or our partners. Open door policy and dealings is our way.

Accountability: Accountability and accessibility to our staff, customers and our customers’ customers is of utmost importance to us. We enable a high level of two way communication, providing access to people who wil deal with issues ad have the willingness to resolve things.  We will be relied on and held accountable for our results and our long term commitments.

Collaboration: We understand that results are the product of a team effort. As part of our process, we ensure collaboration with all our staff at all levels in all roles across departmental lines. With our customers, we use a collaborative style approach, sharing ownership to ensure a successful operation.

Dedication: Our organization is employee and customer-driven. We encourage an environment of conscientious effort and earnestness, hiring problem solvers who are responsive and have a "can-do" attitude to get the job done.

Leadership: Personal leadership to us means being competent, taking ownership, demonstrating initiative, and having a voice. Corporate leadership to us means being leaders in the market, continuous improvement and innovation, and empowering those around you.


Come work with an industry leader!


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

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

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