The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting
Full-time - Permanent

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government's Emergency Health Services (EHS) division and the Department of Health and Wellness. EMC also operates TeleHealth 811 Mental Health and Addictions for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the Department of Health.

EMC delivers a high-quality pre-hospital care program and Telehealth service to Nova Scotians every day. We achieve this through more than 1,400 employees, including highly-trained paramedics, nurses, medical communication officers, and support staff.

As an employee of EMC, we are accountable to our patients and coworkers by participating in and supporting all safety-related initiatives and acting in a manner that fosters a culture that focuses on patient safety and a healthy, safe and respectful workplace.

Reporting to the Manager, Recruitment and Retention, the Recruitment Consultant provides coordination of the full recruitment experience, providing advice and support on all recruitment policies, procedures, and practices.

As the Recruitment Consultant, you will be an ambassador for the Medavie/EMC/EHS brand and culture and will proactively build community and professional relationships and execute creative and innovative sourcing strategies. You will have a strong focus on understanding the marketplace to source top talent and meet future staffing needs. You will establish recruitment expertise and trust within the Human Resources Department and with all levels of management and all employees in a positive manner. This will be achieved by maintaining effective working relationships and demonstrating technical and professional expertise. You will provide reliable advice and deliver quality service while ensuring a consistent application of Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, services and collective agreements.

What you'll do


  • Accountable for the entire recruiting life-cycle from candidate presentation to offer acceptance;
  • Ensure effective recruitment, transfer and hiring methods, position requirements, orientation, policy and procedures, collective agreements and job postings are all met accordingly;
  • Partner with hiring leaders to build effective sourcing, assessment and closing approaches while managing client group expectations through a deep understanding of their staffing needs;
  • Build and maintain a consistent pipeline of potential candidates through pro-active market research and on-going relationship management;
  • Conduct in-depth interviews of potential candidates, demonstrating ability to anticipate Hiring Leader preferences through high offer-to-interview ratios;
  • Participate in special projects and coordinate recruitment initiatives that support staffing efforts and ensuring alignment with the organization's values, vision, and strategic objectives;
  • Curate an exceptional candidate experience at each point of contact;
  • Forge excellent relationships with internal stakeholders and work strategically to assist in the resolution of staffing challenges and think outside-the-box to develop creative recruitment strategies;
  • Leverage external networking and professional associations to reinforce career opportunities;
  • Lead new employee onboarding initiatives to ensure a positive and welcoming experience;
  • Contribute to other recruitment activities from time to time, including job fairs, presentations, and related activities both virtually and off site;
  • Ensure fair and equitable hiring practices;
  • Facilitate international recruiting initiatives;
  • Regularly communicates with external organizations and professionals such as legal, EHS, NS College of Paramedics, Service Canada, Human Rights Commission, external Paramedic schools, and vendors for training, employee recognition and conferences.

What you'll need


  • Post-secondary education with relevant education in Human Resources (HR major, certificate, or diploma)
  • Minimum three to five years' recruiting experience in full life-cycle environment, including management of multiple high-volume roles simultaneously;
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation is an asset
  • Experience leading behavioral based interviews with hiring managers and guiding them through the process;
  • Social Media savvy and have the intuitive nature to seek new sourcing options and develop creative approaches to finding talent;
  • Detail oriented with superior follow-up and proven ability to multi-task and adapt in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects and client relationships;
  • Strong client focus with the ability to network and establish effective partnerships and build relationships with hiring managers;
  • Experience with virtual/remote hiring and onboarding;
  • Experience with international hiring would be considered an asset;
  • Bilingualism (English/ French) considered an asset.

A little bit about us

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC)

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services (MHS) that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and the medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government's Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations division and the Department of Health and Wellness.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

EMC falls under the Nova Scotia provincial protocol for mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination. In accordance with this mandate, subject to any approved accommodation, all new employees hired or existing employees (applying for new positions) will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, "fully vaccinated" means 14 days or more after receiving the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce representing the citizens we serve. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, races, perspectives and skills. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.

We thank all applicants for applying, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.