The Executive Wing
Job Title Pension & Benefits Specialist
Location Mississauga, ON
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Position Summary  

My Client is looking for a Pension & Benefits Specialist that will be responsible for the day to day administration of employee benefits for the U.S. and Canada.  Assisting the Regional HR Mgr & Compensation with planning, administering, implementing new benefit programs. The Specialist will manage all activities related to health and welfare benefits plans, 401 (K), COBRA and retirement plans.  Act as a liaison between the company and various providers. Key resource in the complete analysis, research, co-ordination and implementation of all administrative functions (benefit, pension, human resources) Serves as primary back up for payroll supervisor.  This role is a member of the HR operations team.  

    US experience is mandatory and payroll experience would be an asset, as this person will be a back up person which is a part of this role. It is a new position so it will evolve, we need folks that are flexible and are willing to grow with the development of the HR team.  We are extremely streamlined so people need to be prepared for a very busy environment.   We need people with industry experience, I am not looking for people that come from insurance industry background as they would not be a fit in our environment.   


    • Serves as primary payroll back up; must be versed in payroll and input and control, including 401(k)/Group RRSP/RSP fund payments and solving of tax related issues
    • Act as key liaison with external payroll and benefits providers to deal with issues and to ensure high service standards are met

    Pension & Benefits

    • Administer the U.S. and Canada savings plan, defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plan, closed defined pension and defined contribution RRSP, life insurance programs. Assist Manager with pension eligibility, rules and processing
    • Administers all current retirement programs for US & Canada
    • Plus all other duties connected to pension & benifits
    • Human Resources & Administration

JOB Specifications

Minimum Education:

Post secondary education and/or related work experience is required in Human Resources and/or Benefits

Certified Employee Benefits Associate or enrollment in courses sponsored by Certified Employee Benefits Programs (CEBS)

Minimum Experience:

Minimum of 3 years experience in defined benefit pension plan administration

Minimum of 3 years of human resources/benefits administration experience required


·         Knowledge of group benefits and DC pension plans in the Canadian and US context

·         Working knowledge of pension and tax legislation for both USA and Canada

·         Strong accounting or math skills

·         Computer literate in the following: expert level skills in Excel, working level knowledge in Word and Web Based applications

·         Knowledge  and experience in human resources administration and support services

·         Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

·         High level of accuracy and attention to detail

·         Results focused with ability to work independently and productivity under pressure

·         Ability to work jointly with other team members and share best practices

·         Demonstrated initiative and ability to plan and remain organized

·         Good problem solving skills

·         Excellent customer service orientation, sensitive to customer issues and understanding the importance of diplomacy and confidentiality


Geographic Region Toronto