People and Culture, Business Partner
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Closing Date:
July 17, 2024
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Job Description:

People and Culture, Business Partner

Career Opportunity

About Sault Ste. Marie: A welcoming and vibrant community of 75,000, Sault Ste. Marie provides an affordable, active lifestyle in the heart of the Great Lakes. What you will find here is a great career and even greater quality of life that offers short commute times and quick access to world class cultural and natural amenities. For more information, visit  

The PUC Group of Companies (PUC) operate multiple utilities within Ontario that manage the supply and transmission of electricity, the supply, treatment and distribution of drinking water, and the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. 

A nationally recognized leader in the utility sector, PUC is dedicated to supporting the communities we serve through curiosity, innovation, and growth. More than ever, our focus is on a sustainable PUC that is developing strategies to lower our carbon footprint, support community and economic development, and maintain exceptional customer service. 

PUC offers a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding work environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, with demonstrated leadership skills and an innate desire for development and growth. 

Reporting to the People and Culture Manager, the Business Partner will provide essential support to our People and Culture team, supporting our employees and ensuring smooth operations within PUC.  


  • Respond professionally to internal and external inquiries through various channels of communication ensuring all information is compliant with the collective agreements, and other relevant legislation. 
  • Support the leadership team through the recruitment and selection processes, as well as coordinating the onboarding and new hire orientation.  
  • Assist in the administration of the disability management program, in compliance with the company policy, OSHA, and the Human Rights Code. 
  • Provide training to internal staff on internal policies, procedures and legislation.  
  • Maintain the HRIS system and other databases, ensuring data accuracy and confidentiality. 
  • Process invoices and visa reconciliations with attention to detail. 
  • Maintain and organize employee files, ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements. 
  • Compile data and complete HR reports and dashboards. 
  • Responsible for coordination of employee relations events and committees
  • Serve as the first point of contact for PUC external inquiries, ensuring professional and efficient communication. 
  • Perform other people and culture functions as needed.  


  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience in the Human Resources field, preferably in a unionized environment. 
  • Professional designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or working towards completion of the designation is an asset.  
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office and HRIS systems.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to apply sound judgement and maintain confidentiality while working with highly sensitive documents and information. 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong team ethic while also highly self-motivated and self -directed. 

Resumes stating qualifications and experience will be accepted via email to, by July 17, 2024, quoting the job title noted above.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.  Accommodation is available for applicants upon request.  We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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