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Human Resources Assistant

About Access Alliance:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.


Position Title: Human Resources Assistant

Placement Type (In-person / Virtual / Hybrid): In-Person

Number of Positions Available: 1

Worksite Location and Conditions:

  • The student will work in an office setting with assigned workspace and computer
  • Student needs to be fully vaccinated, pass a criminal reference check etc.
  • The student will be located in college site HR Office (340 College St Suite 500, Toronto, ON M5T 3A9)


Brief Description of Practicum Project:

  • Assist in supporting the day-to-day operations of current HR systems
  • Responsible for the creation, set up of new employee files as well as maintaining current personnel files
  • With supervision of the HR Associate, prepare job posting, employment offer, contract modification letters and employment letters
  • Prepare ID Badge for staff members
  • Support with new employees onboarding, HR orientation and ensure proper documentation on file
  • Support the HR Associate with creating different HR related reports
  • Support the HR Associate and Hiring Managers with candidate screening process
  • Support with reporting and keeping records of Professional Development requests


Learning Outcomes/Goals:

The student will develop the following competencies in the following areas:

(i)Practical knowledge of HR Processes and Principles

(ii)HR Administration and best practices

(iii)Dealing with sensitive and confidential information

(iv)Understanding of unionized environments and Collective Agreements

(v) Professional communication skills and teamwork

(vi) Working in a unionized environment, adopting an anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion framework


Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline such as HR Management, MBA or equivalent at University/ College;
  • Experience of working in an office administration role;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specially Excel, word and outlook;
  • Experience working with a Human Resources Management System is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational and time management skills


Benefits to the Student:

The student will gain hands on experience in different areas of HR including Recruitment, Onboarding, Off Boarding and HR Administration. They will learn how to deal with sensitive and confidential information and deal with sensitive topics in a unionized environment from the HR perspective. They will also learn how to work in a team and how to communicate effectively with different parties and stakeholders within the organization.


Placement Period:

September / October 2024 to December 2024


Supervisor Name and title:

Golnaz Amighi

HR Associate


Application Deadline:

Until Filled


To Apply:

Complete an application form by clicking here


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