Black & McDonald’s Southern Ontario team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Human Resources Generalist is located in Markham/Thornhill and typically reports directly to the HR Manager. Their primary focus is providing support to the HR and operational team, in specific areas and activities to support and facilitate key processes including: employee relations, onboarding/offboarding, talent development, and other employee services.

The incumbent is efficient, focused, organized, and willing to work within a fast-paced environment. As an agile learner, the Human Resources Generalist is committed to continuous improvement, quality service delivery and time management. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support Human Resources team with group benefits, company pension plan and service award programs
  • Actively participate in planning employee and family events, where necessary
  • Coordinate the preparation of employment contracts, job descriptions, termination packages and discipline documentation
  • Coordinate the administration of employee onboarding process for new hires and ensure enrollment in appropriate in-house training sessions in a timely manner
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the payroll department, where necessary, to facilitate / coordinate a variety of internal compensation related processes
  • Maintain accurate employee records including: vacation time, sick time, salary reviews, performance appraisals and compliance/update of regional HR Toolkits
  • Ensure data is entered accurately into HRIS
  • Promptly and professionally respond to all internal and external customer requests
  • Issuance of adhoc reporting upon request from internal and external customers
  • File and maintain HR records
  • Attend career fairs as required
  • Build and maintain spreadsheets / databases for tracking HR activities as required


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Degree or Diploma with a specialization in Human Resources Management


  • 3-5 years’ experience in all areas of human resources
  • Experience working in the construction sector is considered an asset


  • Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, in order to provide substantial employment by ensuring compliance with our clients mandates, the successful candidate will be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, displaying superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting customer commitments and expectations
  • Highly motivated, efficient and focused
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Comfortable with repetitive and high attention to detail tasks
  • A real team player with the desire and ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done with a “Hand’s on” approach to tasks
  • Result orientated and confident
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Willing and able to travel to construction sites from time to time (limited)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.