McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Bilingual Talent Acquisition Specialist (15 months contract)

Human Resources

Job Description

At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected for the eleventh consecutive year in 2023 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.


This position is based in Toronto and McCarthy Tétrault offers a hybrid work environment with a minimum requirement of 3 days per week in-office.


As a Bilingual Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be:


Leading full-cycle recruitment for designated client groups nationally, including:


  • Conducting timely and thorough intake meetings with hiring managers to understand hiring needs, ensure requisition requirements are met, and advise on recruitment strategy to source the best talent
  • Strategically and proactively using knowledge of target markets to adjust sourcing strategy for desired talent through LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed Resume Search, and other eRecruiting methods
  • Posting job openings in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and on other relevant job boards
  • Reviewing resumes and screening applicants and submitting qualified profiles for hiring manager review
  • Scheduling interviews and working collaboratively with a Talent Acquisition Coordinator to ensure that interviews are set up in a timely manner
  • Advising on hiring decisions and offers, preparing employment agreements, and delivering offers to selected candidates
  • Ensuring a smooth transition from offer to start date, coordinating with IT, HR, VMO, and the hiring managers, as needed
  • Partnering with hiring managers throughout the recruitment lifecycle, advising on strategies to efficiently recruit qualified talent, foster a positive and inclusive candidate experience, and follow unbiased, objective selection practices
  • Evaluating applicant qualifications by leading interviews, analyzing responses using EBO method, effectively using and interpreting assessment results, verifying references, and comparing qualifications to job requirements
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert and assisting with coaching and supporting hiring managers in preparing for and conducting interviews
  • Providing support to Senior Functional Leaders by responding to requests for recruitment-related information and providing recruitment status updates and metrics for their respective department
  • Leveraging sourcing strategies through the ATS, LinkedIn, and Indeed to build and maintain a valuable and engaged applicant pipeline for frequently recruited positions
  • Building MT brand in the marketplace by providing an exceptional candidate experience, seeking candidate feedback and recommending changes, and recommending brand communication channels including social media platforms
  • Supporting the growth of the Talent Acquisition function by leading projects to improve related policy, processes, and tools. Projects may be related to inclusive hiring, employment brand, strategic sourcing using innovative eRecruiting methods, developing tools and templates, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external recruitment agencies to ensure qualified representation externally and timely and cost-effective solutions to hiring needs
  • Ensuring that hiring managers are compliant with regulations such as Bill 96 and BC Pay Transparency Act, recommending new procedures, and conducting training for new hiring managers as required
  • Maintaining job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining professional networks, and/or participating in professional organizations
  • Providing backup support for all client groups (owned by other Specialists, TA), as needed
  • Other duties as may be assigned

As our ideal candidate, you will distinguish yourself by the following profile:

  • Post-secondary education with HR focus
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is required
  • Minimum 5-6 years’ proven success in a strategic sourcing or full cycle Talent Acquisition role. Experience in a professional services environment is required
  • Experience in high-volume, full-cycle recruitment is required
  • Experience in both search firm/agency and corporate recruitment environments is an asset
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with recruitment technology and eRecruiting, including ATS, LinkedIn Recruiter, and other social media channels for recruitment purposes. Demonstrated ability to strategically source desired talent.
  • CHRP or recruiting designation is an asset
  • Solid proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Teams applications
  • Strong sense of initiative, ability to manage multiple job requisitions simultaneously, and ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including presentation and consulting skills
  • Collaborative approach to problem-solving and relationship development, and ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the Firm
  • Exceptional client service orientation
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and creative thinking skills
  • Experience with talent acquisition analytics and reporting is an asset

As a member of the McCarthy team, you will have access to:

  • Outstanding benefits from day one, including insurance premiums paid by the Firm
  • Competitive compensation including paid overtime
  • A commitment to professional development and growth opportunities for our people at all levels, supported by a culture that fully embraces and encourages two-way feedback
  • Strong community involvement and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • A collaborative, cohesive culture that connects lawyers and business teams through collective purpose


We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.


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