Human Resources

The Human Resources department at Cowichan Tribes is dedicated to attracting and retaining our skilled workforce and promoting a safe, healthy and harmonious workplace.

We operate as nuts’amaat shqwaluwun (people working together with one mind respectfully) guided by the teachings of our ancestors.

By incorporating Cowichan Tribes’ traditional values and beliefs, the HR department empowers staff, and supports respectful relationships between Cowichan Tribes’ employees, managers, and community members.

 
Current Opportunities
 
Contact Us:
5760 Allenby Rd
Duncan, BC V9L 5J1
T: 250.748.3196 ext. 379
E: resume(at)cowichantribes.com

Our Work and Services

Our team works to provide the highest quality of service to staff by building on individual employee strengths.

We strive to empower all employees in their workplace by supporting managers in making decisions that impact their department; ensuring employees know and understand their rights & responsibilities as an employee; and advising all staff on HR matters.

The Human Resources department works closely with management and employees to provide a variety of services such as:

  • address and resolve employment relation concerns
  • lead the organization’s staffing and recruitment activities
  • analyze and determine compensation rates
  • ensure consistent application of the human resources policy across the various departments
  • manage and support employees through medical accommodations, and return to work agreements

To learn more about Cowichan Tribes' workplace policy, please read our Human Resources Policy.

 
 
Why Join Cowichan Tribes?

At Cowichan Tribe we operate as nuts’amaat shqaluwun, people working together with one heart, one mind and one spirit, guided by the teachings of our ancestors. We believe that each person in our community is important and that we must help one another to work together for the good of all.

We care about our employees and are committed to their development and wellbeing. Cowichan Tribes provides permanent employees with generous benefits and perks, such as:

  • attractive compensation and benefits package
  • generous paid time off
  • meaningful and interesting jobs
  • training and development opportunities

 

Meet the Team

The Human Resources department has a small hard-working team composed of:

 

Name & Position

Responsible for

Hannah Seymour, Acting Director & Human Resource Advisor
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Operations & Maintenance
Rachel Peter, Executive Assistant
  • Supporting Director and advisors with recruitments, special projects and administrative duties.
Bobby Debrone, Human Resources Advisor
  • Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum’ Culture and Education Centre
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Housing 
Stephanie Rheaume, Human Resources Advisor
  • Tsewulhtun Health Centre
  • Treaty

Sabrina Arrizza, Human Resources Advisor

  • Lalum’utul Smuneem Child and Family Service
  • Lands and Self-Governance
  • Information Systems
  • Cowichan River Hatchery
 

 

 For general inquiries, contact us:

5760 Allenby Rd
Duncan, BC V9L 5J1
T: 250.748.3196 ext. 379
E: resume(at)cowichantribes.com

 

How to Apply

Cowichan Tribes is an equal opportunity employer. Positions are filled by means of open competition where the selection is based on education, experience, job related skills and suitability.

What to consider before applying

  • Review the job description
  • Familiarize yourself with duties, qualification and experience required
  • Ensure you are eligible to legally work in Canada

When submitting your application

  • Clearly state how you meet each job requirement
  • Include the reference number and position title
  • Ensure you submit your application prior to the 4:00 P.M. deadline

 

Different ways to apply

Online

  • Send your resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format to resume(at)cowichantribes.com. Please put the position title and reference number in the subject line. You will receive an automatic reply confirm receipt of your email. 

In-person

  • Drop off your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department in the Main Administration building. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. with a one hour lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

 

Employee Demographics

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Resources for Employees

Coming soon...

 

FAQ

1. Do you accept a general resume?

  • We accept applications for casual, on-call or temporary work for a variety of positions. See our current opportunities for more details.

2. Do I need to submit a cover letter with my resume?

  • You are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter, as well as a resume that highlights your experience, skills, availability and the positions you are most interested in.

3. Who should I address my cover letter to?

  • Address your cover letter to Human Resources Department.

4. How do I know my application has been received?

  • If you are applying via email to resume(at)cowichantribes.com, you will receive an automatic reply confirming receipt of your email. If you are unsure that your application has been successfully received, you may contact Human Resources at resume(at)cowichantribes.com or 250-748-3196 ext.379.

5. Can I speak to someone about a job opportunity?

  • Of course, you are encouraged to contact Human Resources if you have any questions about any of our current opportunities.

6. Do you accept late applications?

  • No, in order to be considered applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM to the Human Resources Department with proof of receipt.