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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

BAND 2 - Labour Relations Advisor

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

About the BCLDB:

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of government that provide oversight for the beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis industries in the province. The LDB is responsible for the wholesale distribution of liquor and cannabis, and operates the retails brands BCLIQUOR and BC Cannabis Stores.

The LDB is committed to government's goals of making life better for people in B.C., improving services, and ensuring a sustainable province for future generations. The revenue generated by the LDB helps fund essential public services like health care, education, and community programming. Learn more on the LDB careers page.

In Human Resources (HR), we support a large, distributed organization with a range of services from our Talent & Compensation, Organizational Development & Change, Employee Relations and Investigations, and Occupational Health and Safety teams. You'll get the opportunity to flex your skills in supporting retail, warehouse, and corporate office environments with a unionized employee base. In HR, we know that ensuring employees feel valued and respected and providing opportunities for learning and development is how our business is able to drive efficiencies and profitability.

About this role:

The Labour Relations Advisor reports to the Senior Manager, Employee Relations. The individual in this position provides expertise, leadership and direction to, and on behalf of, the Liquor Distribution Branch, with respect to the interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, compliance with labour, employment and human rights laws, policies and procedures, workplace accommodation matters, and managing in a unionized environment.

The Labour Relations Advisor is responsible for providing guidance to management on matters relating to workplace conflict and employee misconduct. The role requires that they conduct workplace investigations, respond at Step 2 of the grievance process, prepare files for expedited arbitration, recommend actions to be taken on disciplinary matters, and draft disciplinary letters.

Labour Relations Advisors contribute options for resolution to potentially contentious employee relations matters that may be costly and/or precedent-setting in nature. They are also expected to brief the Senior Managers and the Director, Employee Relations & Investigations with information relating to contract administration and management recommendations for contract amendments during collective bargaining.

A criminal record check is required.

Successful candidates must be able to travel overnight within the Province of British Columbia.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Due to growth within the team, this posting is for 2 Regular, Full-Time Vacancies.

Position requirements:

Education and Experience:

Degree, diploma, certificate or formal coursework in Human Resources or related discipline such as labour relations, employee relations, administrative law, or investigations etc. with a minimum of one (1) year of recent, related experience* as a Labour Relations practitioner, with experience relating to labour relations best practices in a unionized work environment.


Three (3) years of recent, related experience* as a Labour Relations practitioner as above.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred within the last 5 years and must include the following:
  • Experience leading and directing workplace investigations into matters such as employee misconduct, breaches of the collective agreement, and/or policy breaches.
  • Experience applying due diligence regarding legal implications and applying various Acts, and policies to a variety of labour relations situations such as employment and human rights law.

Preference may be given to those candidates with any of the following:
  • Experience with third party interventions - conducting reviews and/or appeals.
  • Providing advice and assistance to management on discipline, dispute resolution, grievances, and conflict management.
  • Developing and delivering presentations.
  • Experience researching and compiling information in preparation for, and during, the collective bargaining process.
  • Experience preparing investigation files, disciplinary letters, and other related correspondence.

Application instructions:

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the position requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description. Applicants must meet the requirements as described below to be considered:
  • A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
  • Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Jennifer Robinson, HR Advisor, Talent & Compensation at 604-252-6332.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements, such as a hybrid work combination of in-office and work-from-home, following the guidelines established for flexible workplaces .

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

Job Category

Leadership and Management

Additional Information

Labour Relations Advisor

About BC Liquor Distribution Branch

In British Columbia, there are two branches of government that have responsibility for the liquor industry: the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) and the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). Both of these branches currently report to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The LCLB issues licences for making and selling liquor and supervises the service of liquor in licensed establishments. To learn more about the LCLB, visit their Web site at The LDB, under the authority of the Liquor Distribution Act, has the sole right to purchase beverage alcohol, both in and out of British Columbia, in accordance with the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (Canada). The LDB is responsible for the importation, distribution and retailing of beverage alcohol in British Columbia. The LDB with over 3,500 employees operates approximately 200 government liquor stores throughout the province; two distribution centres, one in Vancouver and one in Kamloops; and a head office facility in Vancouver. The LDB also authorizes the sale of liquor in rural communities by Rural Agency Stores. The LDB was named one of BC's Top 50 Employers by for 2009 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-21

Current Openings

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