Human Resources Assistant – Summer Student


Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking summer students for the position of Human Resources Assistant. These jobs are dependent upon receipt of government funding.


The locations are: Burnaby, BC and Halifax, NS only. You must live in one of these locations to apply for this position.


  • Assists with the various aspects of the recruitment process for employees and volunteers in accordance with policy and procedures, including posting, pre-screening, interviews, and reference and screening verifications;
  • Prepares employment/engagement letters and onboarding packages for employees and volunteers and ensuring all required onboarding documentation / processes are complete;
  • Assists with the payroll processing of all new hire documentation and employee status changes while ensuring accuracy and liaising with national office personnel for processing into the Human Resource Information System (HRIS);
  • Assists with various aspects of orientation, training, and Health & Safety programs for employees and volunteers;
  • May assist with filing of Worker Compensation claims, safety audits, accident and incident reports, data entry of claims on Safety Report System or tracker;
  • Assist in the HR Department with special projects as assigned and based on student’s identified areas of personal development/interest;
  • Provides administrative support for the Human Resources department;
  • Follows all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment;
  • In times of an emergency or disaster, is part of the HR response roster and may be called upon to fill a role within the HR emergency response structure or cover additional business continuity duties within the department.


  • Completion of a high school diploma and one to two years of education towards a Business degree or diploma in the field of Human Resources or Volunteer Management;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential and French is considered a definite asset;
  • Professionalism and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team and build positive internal and external relationships.
  • Superior organization and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications.
  • Experience with Taleo, Microsoft Dynamic AX, or Raiser’s Edge an asset;
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information;
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) is required;


  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations


  • Various learning and networking opportunities as well as building of professional skills;
  • Positive and professional work environment;
  • Learning and development opportunities if supporting an emergency response;
  • Opportunity to make a difference.

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process


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