Bilingual Recruitment Compliance Specialist - Banking

Toronto, ON | Temporary

Job ID: 60184 Industry: Human Resources

Our client, a Big-6 Canadian banking institution, is seeking a Bilingual Recruitment Compliance Specialist to join their team on a contract basis.  The ideal candidate will have full bilingual proficiency in English and French, previous experience reviewing documents for compliance, and post-secondary education in Human Resources.  

Contract – 6 months – possible extension
Location – Markham – Victoria Park and Steeles
Rate of Pay – $22.50 per hour
Hours of Work – Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Investigates all pre-employment background check escalation alerts (including but not limited to all criminal, credit, education & employment alerts) by contacting candidates to gather, review & investigate documentation and information as required to gain a wholesome, factual understanding of the alert 
  • Understands and interprets investigated alerts in the context of role and regulatory requirements and internal risk appetite with support of decision matrix 
  • Identifies and escalates alerts of heighted risk and liaises with various internal partners (including Team Lead/Manager and Employee Relations) for support / approval as required 
  • Supports in mitigating risk associated with pre-employment and hiring processes by ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and identifying and escalating issues as required 
  • Maintains line of communication between Talent Acquisition partners, Employee Relations, Legal, and Candidate and adjudicates escalations in a timely manner 
  • Remains current on external legal and regulatory changes related to hiring and recommends process changes and improvements as needed to ensure ongoing compliance 
  • Tracks, maintains, validates & audits the book of record (Helpdesk) to ensure accurate reflection and storage of required documentation 
  • Coordinates with differing HR, Business and Compliance partners on various employment audits as required 
  • Some ad hoc reporting may be required


  • Full bilingual proficiency – excellent communication skills in both English and French
  • 3 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Previous experience in document review / auditing / compliance
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources preferred
  • Strong knowledge of HR policies and recruitment procedures
  • Strong knowledge of applicable federal and provincial employment laws 
  • Demonstrated skills in ability to conduct complex end-to-end investigative analysis, including data gathering, and interpretation and presentation of findings, including recommendations 
  • Proven ability to deal with sensitive matters in an objective, diplomatic, confidential and supportive manner 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interview skills and proven abilities of confidence in dealing with all levels of staff 
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent analytical, problem-solving, time management and customer service skills 
  • Detail oriented, high level of accuracy and ability to work independently and within team setting 
  • Must have clear criminal background and ability to pass a credit check
  • Flexibility for overtime is required

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