February 21, 2023

The United Steelworkers Canadian National Office is seeking to hire a full-time Staff Representative to advise on and implement the requirements of federal pay equity legislation. The position will be based in the Union’s Toronto office.

The position will be in the Research department, with direct reporting to the Canadian National Director and the Assistant to the National Director. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting locals in federally regulated sectors with developing and maintaining pay equity plans and assisting with pay equity committee work. The position will also assist with the development and use of job evaluation programs across the union.

The successful candidate will conduct training for staff and local union members on pay equity obligations under federal legislation and will develop a basic training module on pay equity and job evaluation that will assist staff representatives in the union’s three districts and at the national office to better provide pay equity and job evaluation support to members.

The Union is looking for an individual with the following skills:

o In-depth knowledge of federal pay equity legislation and regulations

o Knowledge of job evaluation and job evaluation systems

o Knowledge of provincial pay equity legislation in provinces across Canada is a definite asset

o Knowledge of the labour movement and/or work experience within the movement

o Commitment to improving the lives of workers

o Excellent writing, communication and problem-solving skills

o Experience in working as part of a team in a fluid, fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision

o Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Adobe Acrobat

o Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher and in Internet programming/maintenance and websites is an asset

o Proficiency in English and French

The responsibilities of the Pay Equity and Job Evaluation Administrator include, but are not limited to:

o Assisting locals in understanding pay equity obligations and in creating pay equity

committees, plans and other requirements under pay equity legislation

o Creating a training module for staff and local unions to assist with broadening pay equity understanding for staff and local unions

o Long-term pay equity maintenance

o Job evaluation and assistance with provincial pay equity maintenance on an ad hoc basis

o Helping locals in Canada administer the job evaluation systems that they are currently using (such as CWS and SES).

In this role, the Staff Representative will act as an intermediary for the Union during job evaluation disputes and will provide assistance and training on job evaluation to the Locals and employers. They will also provide training to the Local Job Review and Evaluation Committees.

o Performing other tasks assigned by the Union.

USW is committed to employment equity and especially encourages applications from Black, Indigenous and workers of colour, women, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. Accommodation will be provided upon request to candidates participating in the selection process.

This a bargaining unit position covered by the Staff Representatives’ Union, with a starting rate $96,596.18 and a top rate of $124,640.22 plus a lease vehicle, per diem and a generous benefit and pension package.

The position will be located in Toronto and will require frequent travel throughout Canada.

Candidates should submit their application and résumé by March 10, 2023 to

Contact: Meg Gingrich, Assistant to the National Director, United Steelworkers; mailing address: 800-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4P 1K7; confidential fax number: 416-487-6235.

All applications will be kept confidential. Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.


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