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Job Title:  Specialist, Compensation


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  126306
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 126306 
Business Function: Human Resources 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01  
Job Closing Date :  17/11/2021

Job Description

Under the direction of the Manager, Compensation the Specialist Compensation develops, implements and maintains data bases and management systems specific to Compensation & Benefits.   These are coordinated to ensure that audits are conducted and data integrity is maintained in the official data bases at Canada Post (e.g.- SAP - HRIS, AccessHR/Ceridian, G/L Disbursements, etc.).  The officer also ensures that new or amended provisions of collective agreements and Management and Exempt compensation programs are implemented a timely and accurate fashion by programming and implementing automated processes and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Specialist, Compensation.


  • Provides ongoing support, assistance and advice to the Total Compensation Management Team and, as required, to other areas at Head Office and the Regions HR groups.  Produces analyses of proposed changes, outlining costs, effects, and impact present and future, using current actual data from applicable CPC data sources.  Recommends amendments based on impact on function, area, bargaining unit, or other applicable work group.                                                             


  • Responsible for many aspects of annual implementation and improvement of the Compensation Program for Management and unionized staff, including salary increases and incentives with prioritization on the annual PPAY and salary progression programs.  This involves operation of working data bases using SAP-HRIS and pay data, relational database programs, cross verification of entitlements and eligibility, verifying and testing all calculations, pro-rating of payments, tracking special cases, final calculation & budget compliance, transmitting data to AccessHR Operations (Executive & Management) and data files uploaded into HRIS. 


  • Develops and implements regular audits of direct compensation including salary, allowances, premiums, and incentives received by employees in all bargaining units and at all levels of management.   Prepares confidential audit reports with recommendations to amend processes or procedures and resolution of anomalies.                        


  • Develops, and implements compensation elements of new collective agreements, providing a single interim source of data combining elements contained in other files and data bases.  e.g.- New job evaluation plan with evaluations in PC files, employee and position data in SAP-HRIS, and pay data in AccessHR.  Ensures data integrity in preparation of automated data conversion into SAP-HRIS and Ceridian.  May represent Compensation & Benefits on ad hoc committees providing functional expertise to Labour Relations, AccessHR, Job Evaluation, and/or other groups as required across the organization.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Documents and reviews Compensation & Benefits processes for communication, distribution, and education of key stakeholders as required by the Manager, Compensation & Benefits.


  • Archives history files documenting processes, procedures and programming used in conversions or calculations.                                                              


  • Prepares Canada Post data for compensation surveys conducted by consultants and/or compensation associations as required and provides preliminary analysis of survey results.


  • Assists in ad hoc surveys of management & unionized compensation.


  • Provides technical support to the managers and others in the group as required.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training



  • 1 to 3 years of relevant functional experience
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Enrollment in specific designation and or certifications programs may be required for certain positions (e.g. Finance & Engineering).
  • Strong communication, analytical, and customer service skills

Other Information

.Management employees who reside outside the geographic area of competition are invited to apply provided that no relocation is required OR the employee is willing to pay for their own relocation


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
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Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

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Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
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