• Ontario
  • Type: Full Time
  • Ottawa

Website CLC

Bulletin No. 2022-11
Health, Safety and Environment
Ottawa, Ontario

Internal Posting Deadline: July 29, 2022
External Posting Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Canadian Labour Congress has a vacancy in the position of Representative in the Health, Safety and Environment Department and reporting to the Director of Health, Safety and Environment.

This position is based in Ottawa, Ontario; however, due to COVID-19, this work will be performed via a combination of working remotely and accessing the office on a pre-scheduled and rotational basis, until further notice.


Under the direction of the Director of Health, Safety and Environment, the responsibilities of the Representative will be to:

  • Support the work of CLC officers in the development and implementation of CLC policy as it relates to workplace health and safety and injured workers, environmental sustainability, climate change, and a just transition for workers and communities affected by the shift to a low-carbon economy;
  • Work collaboratively with other CLC departments, regions, affiliated unions, provincial & territorial federations of labour and regional labour councils;
  • Undertake research and policy development in all areas related to workplace health and safety and the natural environment, such as:
    • occupational health & safety, hazard prevention, standards and enforcement, workers’ compensation, return to work, duty to accommodate, mental health at work, harassment and violence prevention, workplace disability rights, environmental sustainability, environmental protection, sustainable development, workplace pollution, domestic and international standards and enforcement, climate change and just transition;
  • Organize national conferences, events and forums related to health and safety, environment and climate change;
  • Collaborate with Education and other CLC departments on developing virtual education and other digital campaigns and events;
  • Support the work of the CLC Health and Safety Advisory Committee and CLC Environment Advisory Committee;
  • Represent the CLC at all levels of government and to domestic and international bodies on issues pertaining to health, safety and the environment;
  • Research, write and present submissions to government;
  • Analyze and respond to government legislation, policy, regulations and recommendations;
  • Promote, influence, advocate and monitor domestic and international standards and conventions relating to health, safety and the environment; and
  • Implement department programs, projects and campaigns at the national, regional and local levels and to integrate health, safety and environment issues into national campaigns.


The successful applicant will have:

  • completed post-secondary education, labour education or equivalent work experience;
  • experience working in occupational health and safety, and/or environmental activism;
  • an understanding and knowledge of federal issues relating to health, safety and the environment;
  • experience in and knowledge of the labour movement, issues that impact working people and the role of unions in our workplaces, communities, country and international solidarity;
  • an understanding of the CLC structure including national affiliated unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and labour councils;
  • the ability to conduct research on specific issues and prepare education materials;
  • excellent research, writing and presentation skills;
  • the ability to conduct research on specific issues and prepare a wide range of materials, from government submissions to popular education;
  • experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns;
  • the ability to work with community and coalition partners;
  • demonstrated the ability to apply an equity and human rights lens to all aspects of work;
  • the ability to travel, as it is required for this position as well as occasional weekend and evening work; and
  • the ability to work in both English and French. It will be considered an asset.

The starting salary for this position is $95,776.11 annually (plus benefits) under the collective agreement of IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR. This includes generous health, vision, and dental benefits, group life insurance and LTD coverage, pension, as well as a monthly vehicle allowance and coverage for fuel, internet, and cell phone.

Please submit your application to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, via email: hr@clcctc.ca, by July 29, 2022, for internal candidates and by August 1, 2022, for external candidates. Please quote Bulletin 2022-11 in your application.

Note: The CLC will complete its internal hiring process prior to proceeding with external candidates. While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex and Indigenous workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

If you apply to this post because you saw it here, please mention that you saw the notice at the CALM Job Board on your cover letter.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@clcctc.ca