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Sr. Specialist, Pension & Benefits

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

The Senior Pension and Benefits Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the company retirement and benefits programs and related processes across all business areas in Canada and US in accordance with plan provisions, legislation, policies and procedures.

The candidate will be responsible for the delivery of pension and benefits programs through coaching and education of key stakeholders, and the execution of regular administration of our programs and processes.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by April 04. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Ongoing execution of administrative processes to provide an effective stakeholder experience, and to ensure organizational compliance with all relevant legislation and plans provisions. Ensure administration  various programs by the HR Services Team is performed according to SLAs, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide consultation to key internal stakeholders on a broad range of pension and benefits programs, policies, and procedures. Provide guidance and timely responses to escalated inquiries.
  • Responsible for the monthly validation and analysis of contribution remittances and data interfaces for the Canadian DB and DC pension & savings programs.
  • Support all regulatory filings and annual compliance activities.
  • Support the execution of the company wellness strategy.
  • Provide in-depth and timely analysis and internal reporting on pension and benefits programs utilization. Identify trends, develop dashboards, and provide corresponding recommendations prepare and submit accurate and timely reports as required to ensure compliance with provincial/state and federal regulations, ensuring employee privacy guidelines are followed.
  • Support annual benefits enrolment activities including testing and participant’s communication.
  • Keep abreast of market, industry and legislative changes and requirements impacting pension and benefits programs, policies, and related administration.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain communication content, training, and educational materials in the company website.
  • Participate in various projects/activities as needed

What You’ll Bring:

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of DB and DC pension and benefits relevant legislation. Knowledge of US federal and state regulations related to pension and benefits programs is considered an asset.
  • Ability to analyze data, understand cost impact to business and develop recommendations.
  • Demonstrated customer service focus with ability to forge partnerships within the business and external service providers.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a cross border team in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to manage information with accuracy, security, and confidentiality.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Effective communication and consulting skills with capability to adapt to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment for effective decision making


  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
  • 5+ years of progressive working experience with DB and DC Pension plans and Benefits administration
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is preferred.
  • Work experience with HRIS system (SAP/Success Factors considered an asset)
  • CEBS and/or PPAC designation preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Office programs as well as web-based applications

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • A hybrid work model that embraces remote work for eligible roles, helping team members achieve work-life balance—combining the best of both spending time working remotely, benefitting from focus time, and purposeful collaboration in the office setting. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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