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Workforce Development and Indigenous Talent Advisor


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Posting End Date: Open until filled

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

You’re well versed in recruitment strategies and have the know-how for attracting and retaining top talent needed to drive success. A natural relationship-builder, you continue to seek, understand and appreciate the values of a diverse workforce, including those with an Indigenous background. These qualities make you a perfect candidate for our Workforce Development and Indigenous Relations Advisor.


In this role, you’ll utilize your expertise by supporting our Indigenous and Major Projects Talent strategy. You’ll partner with hiring managers, project teams, our People department, and various stakeholders to encourage respectful interactions with Indigenous Peoples, leading to honest and mutually beneficial partnerships. 


We're committed to building a greener future in which we reduce our customers’ emissions. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like yourself to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future. 

In year 1, you will:

  • Review and revise our Indigenous Talent Strategy, including partnering with various groups to understand existing initiatives and Indigenous community relationships.
  • Represent our Company at Indigenous events to ensure community collaboration and involvement. 
  • Provide assistance, support and guidance to Indigenous applicants to enhance participation in programs and increase awareness of resources and services.  
  • Consult with our Major Projects team and People Department to look at critical roles and future skills needed in the workforce.

In year 2 and 3, you will:

  • Showcase examples of how we can attract, recruit and retain Indigenous and Major Project employees to ensure future skill needs are met.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to renew, review and monitor various internal programs and sponsorship agreements for Indigenous employment, trades training, and education programs. 
  • Provide risk assessment and alternative solutions related to employment issues, initiatives, and directives considering applicable employment law and legislative requirements.
  • Manage and administer budget and funding requests for Indigenous bursaries, scholarships and education programs. 

What it takes:

  • A degree in business, human resources or social sciences.
  • Knowledge of employment legislation regulations and hiring practices within collective agreements.
  • Advanced knowledge using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SAP.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions and world views.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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