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Total Rewards Specialist

Posting ID:     18679
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Various Locations, BC, Canada 
Location:   CAC - Canfor (BC14) 


Who We Are:


At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.


Position Summary 

Within the corporate Total Rewards department, the Total Rewards Specialist is responsible for the administration and analysis on domestic and international compensation programs, as well as on Canadian benefits and pension programs. This includes an active participation in program design and implementation.


PLEASE NOTE: This career opportunity can be based in either VANCOUVER or PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA 




Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

  • Conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses on market and organizational data (compensation, benefits, pension, workforce demographics)
  • Interpret market practices and trends results and recommend improvements to existing practices
  • Develop financial costing models to measure the impact of various change scenarios or design options
  • Assess and report on programs performance



  • Recommend job grading and pay decisions to ensure alignment with the rewards philosophy and strategies
  • Provide advice and recommendations to managers and human resources partners on various total rewards matters



Implementation and Administration

  • Administer the incentive pay and bonus plans
  • Participate in annual SEC disclosure activities
  • Develop reference, training and communication material to ensure proper governance, improve understanding and promote programs to the business and employees
  • Act as a core contributor in the design and implementation of total rewards and HRIS projects



As a successful candidate, you…

  • Like to focus on organizational, broader professional and difficult issues;
  • Bring perspectives to problems and offer practical ideas on how to improve processes and practices;
  • Are capable of translating complex matters or nuances into easy understandable terms;
  • Are proficient in leveraging technology to analyze and report on data. In Excel, you use advanced functions and techniques to analyze and manipulate large dataset; 
  • Are known for your ability to put meaning to data;
  • Are recognized for your ability to independently plan and reassess priorities in response to changing situations and to honour your commitments;
  • Place a high premium on the accuracy and rigor of the work you deliver;
  • Believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and feedback;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Have a proven record of handling confidential and highly sensitive information.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in actuarial sciences, commerce or human resources preferred;
  • Total Rewards certification (e.g., CCP, CBP or CEBS) or commitment to earn and maintain such designation;
  • In-depth knowledge in one or more areas of total rewards (i.e., compensation, benefits or pension) and a practical knowledge in the other areas.




Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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