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Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned pro, we provide and encourage opportunities for you to grow and do what you love.

GEC is a highly collaborative studio comprising architects, students, interior designers, technical, and support staff. We offer a team-oriented work environment, opportunities to work on a diverse range of projects, and a dedication to excellence.

Committed to continual teaching, training, and learning, our practice empowers individuals to grow, learn, and take on more responsibility as they expand their experience and knowledge. We accept applications from registered and intern architects, graduate architects eligible for a provincial internship, architectural technologists, interior designers, and students throughout the year.

Current Openings

We are currently reviewing resumes and portfolios for the following positions. Please click on the position below for more info:

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General Applications All Studios
Senior Human Resources Advisor All Studios

We invite you to apply for any of the positions listed above, or just to submit your resume for future positions, using the form below.

General Applications All Studios

We are currently reviewing resumes and portfolios for the following positions:

  • Contract Administrators

  • Architects

  • Intern Architects

  • Interior Designers

  • Technologists

  • Marketing Specialists / Graphic Designers

Senior Human Resources Advisor All Studios

(Downloadable PDF: 2021.07 – Senior Human Resources Advisor)

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The Organization:

GEC Architecture (“GEC”) is an architectural, planning, and interior design firm with a storied presence in Canada for over 50 years. We have offices in Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto with 60 professionals working in architecture, interior design, graphic design, and finance & administration. Since 1966, GEC has completed over 1,400 buildings, in addition to numerous planning studies, functional programming, and interior design commissions. Projects have ranged from single-family housing to large-scale recreational, educational, institutional, and industrial work.

The Role:

We are seeking a well-rounded and versatile Senior Human Resources Advisor to join our team. In this new and exciting role, the successful candidate will lead the HR function in both the strategic and tactical priorities for our teams in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. GEC works as a single studio between all locations; therefore, this position is available to a candidate in any city.

Reporting Structure:

The Senior Human Resources Advisor reports to the Chief Financial Officer and will     work closely with the rest of the Partners and senior staff in the firm.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide full-cycle HR support in a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, Recruitment, On-boarding, Compensation & Benefits, Payroll, Employee Relations, Performance Management, and Training and Development
  • Build and nurture positive working relationships across the business at all levels
  • Design, optimize, and integrate HR programs based on internal and external best practice
  • Support policy and procedure administration, as required; keeping up to date on changes to employment standards and other relevant legislations
  • Consult and advise employees and managers on the application of company policies, processes, and programs
  • Respond to HR inquiries from both employees and supervisors, addressing concerns in a timely and confidential manner
  • Coach managers through performance management situations and provide guidance on best practices
  • Facilitate workforce planning sessions with project leads to inform current and future talent requirements
  • Manage the full-cycle recruitment process from posting to on-boarding for all work locations
  • Implement a best-in-class onboarding experience for new hires


  • Bachelor of Commerce or Arts degree with strong emphasis in Human Resources; CPHR or CHRL designations would be an asset
  • 8+ years of progressive human resource experience in an environment with similar responsibilities. Previous experience in architecture or professional services sectors will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to execute work at both the strategic and tactical level
  • Broad HR experience, including depth in at least some of: Recruitment, On-boarding, Compensation & Benefits, Payroll, Employee Relations, Performance Management, and Training and Development
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing HR policies and programs
  • Proven ability to take initiative and to build strong and productive working relationships
  • Ability to work and influence across multiple geographical teams
  • Strong understanding of Alberta and Ontario Employment Standards Legislation
  • Outstanding communication skills (written, oral, comprehension)
  • Strong project management, time management and organization skills
  • Strong collaborator and facilitator who can readily adapt to differing team dynamics
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, able to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact professionally with office leadership and staff
  • Ability to travel to Edmonton, Calgary and/or Toronto, on occasion

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Employment Status:

Are you a competitive, results-oriented marketing professional with a flair for creativity and thinking outside the box? Do you have a passion for the built environment and seeing your city grow?

Application Instructions: 

Please submit a resume and cover letter that outlines why your skills, experience, and traits would make you an excellent candidate for the Senior Human Resources Advisor role at GEC. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply here:

Application Deadline:

Open until a suitable candidate is found

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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