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Sr. Specialist, Total Rewards

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

As part of the Total Rewards team, the Senior Total Rewards Specialist will be responsible for collaborating in the research, analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, communication and execution of the company’s total rewards programs and related processes and systems. The individual will be responsible for supporting the alignment of our total rewards programs with business objectives that support organizational strategies. They will be responsible for the delivery of our compensation and benefits programs through coaching people leaders, supporting program participants, building internal-client relationships, and supporting the local administration of our programs and processes.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by May 07. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Oversee the ongoing execution of compensation, pension and benefits plans, programs, and administrative processes to provide an effective stakeholder experience, and to ensure organizational compliance with all relevant legislation and plans provisions.
  • Monitor and analyze market competitiveness of the company compensation and benefits plans to ensure compliance with our total rewards strategy, policies, and practices and make recommendations. Keep abreast of market, industry and legislative changes and requirements impacting compensation and benefits programs and policies and related administration.
  • Work with HR, Payroll, HCM and HR Services as a subject matter expert and key contact for compensation, benefits, and disability programs, acting as the point of escalation to resolve issues.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain capabilities across the organization through communication, training, and educational materials.
  • Assist with internal and external audits.
  • Participate in various Total Rewards projects/activities as needed.
  • Responsible for the general administration of the company compensation programs, such as: merit planning, short-term incentive administration, market reviews, etc.
  • Support the design, development and execution of the organization’s compensation plans and programs including pay structure, salary planning, short-term and long-term incentive plans, etc.
  • Design and build reports and tools to forecast and/or analyze compensation business outcomes. Perform advanced analytics and modeling and provide recommendations.
  • Conduct job evaluations and compensation reviews and analyses, ensuring internal equity and equal pay legislation compliance.
  • Participate in key compensation surveys & associations to ensure access to best data related to the US market.
Pension & Benefts
  • Responsible for the general administration of the company pension and benefits programs for Canada and US.
  • Consult with internal contacts and service providers 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. Prepare and submit accurate and timely reports as required to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, ensuring employee privacy guidelines are followed.
  • Support all pension regulatory filings and annual compliance activities.
  • Support the execution of the company wellness strategy.
  • 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.

What You’ll Bring:

  • o Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • o Have strong working knowledge of compensation and benefits and pension topics and relevant legislation. Knowledge of US federal and state regulations related to benefits programs considered an asset.
  • o Demonstrated customer service focus with ability to forge partnerships within the business.
  • o Ability to work independently as well as a part of a cross border team in a collaborative manner.
  • o Ability to manage information with accuracy, security, and confidentiality.
  • o Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure.
  • o Strong communication and consulting skills with capability to adapt to a variety of audiences.
  • o Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment for effective decision making.


  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive working experience with Benefits, Pension (DB/DC Plans) and compensation programs administration required.
  • Work experience with HRIS system (experience SAP/Success Factors considered an asset)
  • CEBS, CCP and/or CHRL designations 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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