Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit


Working within the Talent Acquisition Team, as the Talent Acquisition Advisor will provide strategic, proactive sourcing, selection and recruitment services to business units in Canada and United States. You will assist in designing and implementing recruitment and selection processes in order to attract and source a diverse and high performing workforce and are a key enabler to CP’s growth ambitions across our network.  The Talent Acquisition Advisor’s ability to proactively source, engage and build relationships with talent in highly competitive markets will set the successful candidate apart from their industry peers.  We recruit experienced hires, union and non-union roles, as well on-campus recruitment programs.

You will work collaboratively with hiring managers to identify the specific requirements, providing expert and best in class services to hire the most qualified candidates in a timely manner. 

Travel requirements for this role can be up to 20-30% depending upon the season and volume of recruiting.


  • Provide leading recruitment and selection expertise aligned to deliver business requirements;
  • Provide full cycle recruiting services including development of competitive job advertisements, sourcing strategies, listing of positions both internally and externally, screening leading qualified candidates bringing the most qualified to the business for consideration;
  • Develop strong relationships with Hiring Managers, Senior Management, Directors, HR Business Partners and Supervisors at all levels;
  • Support the development of competitive employment offer contracts and support leaders of people through to the offer phase;
  • Facilitate pre-employment background, criminal and other pre-employment screening and testing;
  • Coordinate with Health Services to schedule and monitor medical checks for potential candidates;
  • Facilitate high volume recruitment sessions;
  • Develop candidate pools for reoccurring and high volume hiring needs, implementing strategies to maintain interested candidates in the talent pipeline;
  • Identify and communicate hiring trends and issues for their specific client group and develop strategies to maintain a solid pipeline of candidates;
  • Development and leverage of social media to leverage CP’s brand, furthering reach beyond the traditional hire methods to new generational demographic segments;
  • Coordinate with Health Services to schedule and monitor medical checks for potential candidates;
  • Assist with or coordinate ongoing and new HR projects such as Metrics and Reporting, On-boarding, Behavioural Interview guidance and streamlining the recruitment processes;
  • Produce ad hoc reports, graphs, training materials, presentation materials, and charts in support of ongoing recruiting activity;
  • Attend team meetings to share learnings and identify process improvement opportunities.


  • Post-secondary education in a field related field (Human Resource Management);
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years' experience in recruiting;
  • Experience working in a high volume union and non-union environment;
  • Experience in a large corporate environment;
  • Must have a strong read on people and is passionate about identifying the best candidate for a role keeping both technical qualifications and organizational fit in mind;
  • Strong sense of urgency and understanding of excellent customer service for hiring department/manager and candidates maintaining communication on status of hiring process;
  • Social media savvy, with a strong command of job search sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed, and other job banks;
  • Computer skills required: Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Bilingual (French and English) is considered a strong asset;
  • Valid Driver's License is required;
  • Must have a valid Canadian passport and able to travel to the United States;
  • Energetic self-starter;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and analytical skills;
  • A sincere commitment to providing excellent service to clients and candidates, and an ability to establish and develop long term relationships;
  • A high level of self-motivation, initiative and organization;
  • Proven track record handling a large volume of recruitment initiatives at the same time;
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Work in a very fast paced environment, at times under pressure;
  • Ability to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment;
  • Ability to contribute individually as well as in a team-environment.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Flexible Work Environment


As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"). 

  • Req ID: 100386
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 01/12/2023

To apply click Talent Acquisition Advisor


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