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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Division: Human Resources  - Corporate

Job location: Anywhere in Canada

Hours: 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Employment type: Full-time permanent employment in a remote work setting



A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!


We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.


Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.


Job summary

We’re searching for an energetic and dynamic professional to join our Corporate Human Resources Team as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. In this role, you will report into the Senior Manager, HR Business Partner and work with HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers to build custom recruitment strategies that attract and recruit the talent that we need to open the world to cannabis.


You will support our Corporate Division with recruiting top talent in different specialities and levels across Aurora from individual contributor to senior leadership roles in areas such as IT, Science and Innovation, Finance and Accounting and more! You will assist our Operations Division with high-volume recruitment efforts while supporting our employer branding and DEI initiatives to ensure the ultimate candidate experience at Aurora. Sound exciting? Here is a little more…


As the Talent Acquisition Specialist you will…

  • Perform full-cycle recruitment activities by facilitating intake meetings, creating and posting jobs, conducting pre-screens, scheduling interviews, performing reference checks, preparing and extending offers, leading negotiations and assisting with onboarding activities
  • Assist Hiring Managers and HRBPs on talent selection by building strong relationships, understanding business needs, designing custom interview guides and in-basket activities, and evaluating candidate competencies
  • Develop custom recruitment strategies that leverage the Aurora employee value proposition to attract top talent in competitive markets through various internal and external channels
  • Build diverse talent pipelines by sourcing and passively recruiting candidates through multiple channels and outlets
  • Partner with staffing agencies for niche positions and gather market intelligence to help shape and drive talent acquisition strategies, decisions, and compensation ranges for open roles
  • Work closely with Hiring Managers and HRBPs to foster internal talent mobility and facilitate internal competitions
  • Provide recruitment status reporting to build KPIs and metrics to demonstrate progress and measures of success for talent acquisition
  • Expand support to Operations Recruitment to assist with high-volume and manufacturing talent acquisition activities
  • Support employer branding initiatives to advance corporate purpose, values, culture and talent retention strategies
  • Develop and continuously improve talent acquisition processes, documents and guides to ensure the ultimate candidate experience
  • Facilitate training for people leaders and HR team members to ensure consistent and inclusive hiring practices


You will be setup for success if you have…

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience recruiting in fast-paced environments for various specialties, divisions and levels
  • Post-secondary education, such as a Bachelor’s Degree, in HR, Business, or related field (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • A solid understanding of employment laws and applicant tracking systems (SuccessFactors preferred)


You’re the ideal candidate if you are…

  • A results-oriented professional who thrives in fast-paced environments where they can challenge the status quo and drive change
  • A creative collaborator who can think outside the box to resolve complex challenges and introduce innovative strategies
  • A dynamic individual who can quickly adapt in growing industries and prioritize and manage tasks effectively
  • A natural communicator who can connect with diverse audiences and influence strategic decision-making
  • A strong relationship builder with a successful track record for nurturing long-term partnerships
  • A confident professional who can work with all levels of the organization including senior leadership to drive successful initiatives


Why you’ll love working at Aurora

Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it…

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to remote work options to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance in all that you do.
  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.
  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine).
  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.
  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.
  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.


Next steps

Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. If our team thinks you could be a fit, we will contact you via email to initiate next steps and here is what you could expect the interview process to look like: 

1. Virtual Interview with the Hiring Manager

2. Virtual interview with HR Directors for Corporate and Operations 
3. Virtual interview with the Executive VP, HR 


Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!).


Diversity and inclusion

At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.


Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know.


Health and safety

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.











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