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Advisor, Compensation Programs

  • Human Resources
  • Ottawa
  • Full Time

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by Aug 07, 2022

The Royal Canadian Mint is hiring an Advisor, Compensation Programs who can thrive in a dynamic and inclusive environment.  

Reporting to the Director, Total Compensation & HRIS, the Advisor, Compensation Programs is responsible for providing advice and guidance regarding compensation and benefits by analyzing trends, conducting studies, and developing strategies and tools to support the corporate compensation and rewards programs.  The incumbent is also accountable for valuing work, conduct job evaluation, research and provide guidance in the development of new roles and responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively support the development, implementation and administration of RCM’s comprehensive total compensation strategy and provide analytical support in conducting labour cost analyses and evaluations to recommend changes and enhancements to the compensation and benefits policies.
  • Conduct and participate in surveys, research economic indicators, interpret data and analyze results to support the ongoing maintenance and development of RCM’s corporate total compensation programs.
  • Perform forecasts, analyses and reports on workforce metrics and compensation related initiatives such as labour costs, salary budgets, pay and employment equity, etc.
  • Support the development, maintenance and administration of annual compensation processes such as the administration of annual salary increases, pay for performance programs, workforce planning as it relates to compensation costs.
  • Review and recommend new hire salaries, salary changes, and updates to ensure internal equity and that compensation decisions are in compliance with compensation policies, and meet HRIS and payroll processing deadlines.
  • Administer the job evaluation process for the RCM, support management in defining roles and responsibilities, and conduct job evaluations including the conduct of job audits and ad-hoc analyses.


  • University degree or certificate in Business, Human Resources or related area or a combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years of related business experience in compensation and job evaluation
  • Knowledge of applicable Human Resources and compensation/benefits related legislation and regulations.
  • Experience working with enterprise-wide HR Information Systems (HRIS) (e.g. VIP an asset)
  • Research, analytical, and problem solving skills to provide analytical and technical support to compensation and benefits functions and programs
  • Sound mathematical and forecasting skills to analyse compensation data
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel - ability to manipulate data in spreadsheets and create pivot tables
  • Sound knowledge of job evaluation systems, the Hay Methodology an asset
  • Able to work in a busy, fast paced environment and can react well under pressure, hold sensitive discussions with employees, adjust to changing priorities and meet fixed deadlines
  • Strong writing skills to prepare employee communications and write job descriptions
  • Well organized, confident with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Customer-service, positive employee relations oriented
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Bilingual (English and French) – an asset