Total Rewards Advisor

Brampton, Ontario
$87,514.00- $98,454.00
March 13, 2019
March 25, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Total Rewards Advisor

Reference #:103328

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $87,514.00- $98,454.00


We are looking for an experienced Advisor to reimagine the Total Rewards program at the City. Be part of this journey by challenging our thinking and delivering innovative results for the business.

You thrive on challenging the status quo and bring a courageous, fresh perspective.  Your greatest successes were achieved through collaborative and strategic thinking that together deliver transformative results. You are recognized as a trusted adviser to departmental clients and can easily develop meaningful partnerships that are based on a solid understanding of their challenges and opportunities.

Our focus is people: the community we serve, and the team we work with. Service excellence is reflected in our values of courage, trust, integrity and compassion

If this describes your professional journey, and your demonstrated character and competencies, we want to hear from you. 

The Role.....

Provides consultation, advice and guidance on total reward initiatives and contributes to the enhancement of total reward programs. 

Program Expertise. Provide consultation services to internal staff.  Ensures corporate standards and governance are achieved through adherence to Policy, legislative requirements and operating guidelines. Represents the section by sitting on various committees and provides subject matter expertise to Human Resources to assist with business solutions and delivery.  Develops and recommends best practice enhancements to existing programs and policies in line with business needs and balancing internal cost considerations with market competitiveness. Conducts audits to ensure compliance and data integrity along with sound administration application.

Relationships. Works with internal staff and external vendors and manages relationships using customer service excellence, seamless information sharing and best solution options to meet business needs. Collaborates with the Compensation and Benefits team and provides consultative support and contributes key insights based on internal analysis for projects, implementation, business efficiencies and process improvements

Project management. Leads and participates in sectional strategic projects.  Develops, recommends and implements policies and programs related to benefit planning, salary administration, pay for performance, people analytics, total rewards and other strategic corporate initiatives. Conducts regular reviews and assesses practice and policy to ensure consistency in practice and understanding of it’s’ application.  Provides regular reporting based on review findings, using analytics and best practices. Makes recommendations for policy and practice improvements in keeping with evolving talent needs and market indicators.

Consultation.  Provide advice, interpretation and guidance to internal clients on total reward issues and provides optimal solutions as it relates to total reward strategies. Offers proactive analysis of issues in consultation with operating departments, staff and teams. Consults and collaborates with HR partners and provides expertise and strategic advice as subject matter expert.

Continuous Improvement.  Accountable for establishing, and maintaining total reward programs and processes and ensures consistent administration and application. Recommends efficiencies including technology/automation improvement and integration. Continuously reviews internal practice, policy and external market indicators to ensure corporate total reward initiatives are competitive and leading edge to attract and retain talent.   Ensures program changes are aligned with corporate philosophy and long-term reward strategies. Maintains awareness of new, legislative and emerging trends and recommends best practices utilizing current market trends.  Keeps abreast of legislation changes, monitors and reports on changes that impact Human Resources and corporate practices and procedures.  Makes recommendations on implementation of legislative changes.

Communication.   Prepares briefings, updates and recommendations to leadership regarding strategic change, new processes and practices and continually strives to enhance reporting for transparency and awareness of programs and services.  Provides updates and business case recommendations to support and enable decision making. Facilitates information sharing, delivery of information to ensure awareness and critical information sharing.




  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration/Human Resources or a related discipline, with courses in compensation or total rewards.
  • Certified HR Professional (CHRP) designation an asset.
  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in a consultative total rewards setting with strong analytical skills.
  • Proven experience working in a benefit and compensation setting.
  • Financial acumen and ability to conduct cost benefit analysis of compensation/rewards programs.
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects.
  • Demonstrated experience consulting with ability to promote new concepts.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

Job status: Permanent
Job Type:   Non-Union

Applications must be received by March 25, 2019

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: or via quoting reference #103328by March 25, 2019 , and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

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