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Vice President Human Resources - Nova Scotia Power (Filled)

Nova Scotia Power has proudly provided electricity to Nova Scotians for over 100 years and is committed to making the transition to green energy, supporting electrification, and enabling the use of technology to enhance customer service and reliability. With over 2,000 dedicated safety-focused employees, Nova Scotia Power is a full-service electric utility responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Power is a subsidiary of Emera, an international energy firm headquartered in Halifax, NS, operating in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The Vice President Human Resources is a transformative leadership opportunity. The Vice President Human Resources leads the HR team and champions the employee experience, including employment engagement; human resource planning; culture change; diversity, equity and inclusion; leadership development; labour relations; recruitment and retention; and compensation and benefits.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power, the Vice President Human Resources has a unique role in shaping the culture of the organization and preparing for the future. Nova Scotia Power is committed to fostering a culture of respect and sponsoring diversity, equity, and inclusivity in practices and decisions. Safety, health & wellness, environmental stewardship, and developing teams and leaders are integral to its culture.
The Vice President Human Resources operates with integrity and authenticity and is an influential member of the executive leadership team, supporting operational teams across the organization. They are a natural collaborator who excels at balancing the needs of diverse stakeholders and are motivated to help others succeed within a large organization. They are confident, innovative, and resourceful in creating alignment on purpose and impact.
The ideal candidate has at least 15 years of experience, with at least five years in a senior human resources role, fostering a strong employer brand and supporting change management in a complex, unionized, multi-stakeholder environment and comfort within an industrial, commercial or operational context. They have a university degree in business, human resources, or a related field; a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation is preferred. The candidate has played a leadership role in achieving transformational organizational change. A values-driven, caring leader, the ideal candidate has a reputation for developing cohesive, high-performing teams who are committed to service excellence. They are creative with a continuous improvement mindset, known for developing innovative solutions and leading with impact. The successful candidate is adept at capturing and utilizing data and insight to inform strategic and operational decisions and inspire employee engagement across the company.
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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following underrepresented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these underrepresented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.
Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Kim West ( or Aimée White ( in confidence at 902-422-2099.
Nova Scotia Power will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the application, interviewing, or selection process, please contact Dominique Roche at
Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.
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