Bilingual Total Rewards Specialist

Posting Date: Sep 3, 2023

Location: Quebec, CA NL, CA New Brunswick, CA Prince Edward Island, CA ON, CA Nova Scotia, CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

Medavie is a national health solutions partner that integrates benefits management, health management and health care delivery. Together, with our team of more than 7,700 professionals, we are committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians.


As a not-for-profit organization, Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest contracted provider of emergency management services in Canada.


We are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and an Imagine Canada Caring Company.


We don’t have shareholders. Instead, we proudly invest in communities to help address some of Canada’s most pressing health care challenges.


Job Title: Bilingual Total Rewards Specialist
Department: Human Resources
Competition: 85995
Internal/External: Both
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Atlantic Canada, Quebec or Ontario (remote work options available)
Salary: Comprehensive Compensation Package
Reports To: Director


Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards, this position is part of the Total Rewards COE. This position provides comprehensive support for the total rewards areas of compensation, benefit, pension, wellbeing and HRM systems, which includes the analysis, administration, implementation and COE advisory services for both MHS corporate office and the operating companies. In addition, this position provides continuous support and enhancement of the core HRM system (Workday-benefits) and is the subject matter expert for Medavie Health Services (MHS) in any enterprise wide projects. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee all changes to benefit and pension programs from implementation to go live. This includes, but is not limited to, analysis of changes on cost and employee impact, working with the carriers, communicating with operating companies, drafting communication to employees and understanding any HCM implications.
  • Support the annual compensation cycle (MHS Head Office) for salary and variable pay which includes the business planning process regarding timelines as well as contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction.
  • Contribute to annual salary survey activities as well as analyzing market data, reviewing, and providing recommendations for the development of salary budgets, promotions and salary adjustments. 
  • Work closely with the Total Rewards Team on various compensation projects and programs.
  • Oversee HR technology projects as it relates to process improvement and strategic design of our total reward modules and data governance within Workday.
  • Wellness initiatives for MHS non-union employees including planning, communicating, monitoring.



  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Human Resources Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with administering Group Benefits plans (health, dental, life insurance, LTD, AD&D, optional insurance) Wellness Initiatives and knowledge of Pension Administration (Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Defined Contribution Pension Plans). 
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation and/or Certified Professional Human Resources Professional.
  • Strong project management background and ability to work in an agile environment. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Workday or HRIS experience an asset.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Medavie strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve. Accessibility is a top priority.
For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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