Advisor, First Nations & Métis Relations

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 11, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Power Generation Ontario Public Service
Location Thunder Bay and Toronto, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Ontario Power Generation
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GENERATE A Future of Possibilities

As one of North America’s leading electricity producers, Ontario Power Generation offers challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value – and where you can realize your personal and professional goals.

JOB TITLE: Advisor, First Nations & Métis Relations
LOCATION: Thunder Bay and Toronto, Ontario
STATUS: Regular Full-time
EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree in Aboriginal Studies, Political Science, Public/ Business Administration, Law or other related degree
SHIFT(S): Days
TRAVEL: As Required
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 30, 2017


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for an effective relationship builder to join our team in the role of Advisor, First Nations & Métis Relations in our Thunder Bay and Toronto locations.

Reporting to the Director, the Advisor, First Nations & Métis Relations contributes to OPG’s relationship development with Aboriginal Peoples. This role is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the Aboriginal Relations Program and ensuring that OPG’s initiatives are monitored and effective.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.


  • Represent the Aboriginal Relations function on interdisciplinary OPG project teams requiring coordination of work effort and influencing internal stakeholders to arrive at a consensus on controversial issues;
  • Oversee the delivery of the Aboriginal Relations Program, including the preparation of an annual program report for submission to the Board of Directors;
  • Establish and build relationships with various government departments and agencies, communities and aboriginal leaders to discuss issues/programs affecting communities;
  • Champion OPG’s positions with external stakeholders;
  • Draft, develop and recommend policies and programs for Aboriginal Relations within OPG.  This involves, identification of needs, development of specific initiatives, and coordination of activities within the company, monitor and evaluate effectiveness;
  • Conduct reviews of files and other sources of information (both internal and external) to better understand the grievances, recommending negotiating approaches and assisting in the drafting of Business Cases for Senior Management approval.  On occasion, attend some of negotiations.


  • 4 year university degree in Aboriginal Studies, Political Science, Public/Business Administration, Law or other related degree.
  • Post-graduate degree is an asset.


We are seeking a strategic relationship manager with the following:

  • 5+ years of experience in Aboriginal issue management and relationship building;
  • Deep understanding of Aboriginal culture, history, protocol and issues faced by Aboriginal peoples;
  • Ability to implement effective engagement strategies and Aboriginal Relations Programs;
  • Strong ability to think strategically, comprehend issues in a broad context and assess their long term implications;
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal; ability to express ideas in a concise, precise fashion;
  • Demonstrated experience diffusing difficult situations and successfully navigating through emotionally charged issues;
  • Strong influencing skills;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multiple stakeholder environment, and to chart a path in the context of intricate issues and multiple views;
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.


As one of the largest electricity generators in North America, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value and where you can realize your long-term personal and professional goals.

Here’s why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province

If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


We offer an environment that will support you in reaching your potential.  OPG supports the principles and practices of diversity.


In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Power Generation’s Accessibility Standard, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known by contacting us in advance.


Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.January 30, 2017.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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