FALL 2021 CO-OP: Human Resources Co-op Student

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: August 12, 2021

Human Resources Co-op Student

Reference Number:           8672
Department:                      Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Halifax, NS
Type of Employment:       
Term, FT (September – December 2021)
Number of Positions:        2

*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill two positions of HR Co-op Student  in our Talent Acquisition and Human Resources department.

Please be aware there is a possibility that this will be a work-from-home position should directives from the Public Health or NS Power recommend this course of action in response to COVID-19.


As a member of the Talent Acquisition team, you will:

  • Conduct background checks
  • Submit requests for pre-employment testing and assessments
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews; calling candidates, liaise with hiring managers, booking calendar appointments and meeting rooms, sending confirmation e-mails
  • Update requisitions in Taleo on a daily basis and throughout recruitments
  • Other recruitment-related projects as required.

As a member of the Human Resources team, you will assist with administrative and generalist duties such as:

  • Performance management
  • Organization development
  • Employee orientation, development, and training
  • Administration and documentation of policies and programs
  • Employee relationship management
  • Committee facilitation

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education in Human Resources or Business
  • Experience in using SharePoint and applicant tracking systems (ATS) such as Taleo, considered an asset
  • Previous experience in a recruitment environment considered an asset
  • Results oriented and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive in nature with high level of energy
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work well with a team as well as independently
  • Experience with MS Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word) required.

Reports to :   Talent Acquisition Lead; Human Resources Business Partner

Salary:   To commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By:  All interested candidates should apply no later than August 11 2021

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.

We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.