Payroll and Benefits Specialist
CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd
Vancouver, BC
10h ago


Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Supervisor, the Payroll and Benefits Specialist , along with three payroll staff members, is responsible for processing a complex payroll and the administration of employee benefits for approximately 800 salaried, hourly, and unionized Canadian employees.



  • Prepares and processes payroll in ADP’s Workforce Now (WFN) for approximately 800 Canadian hourly, union, and salaried employees at multiple locations
  • Prepare payroll journal entries, reconciles, and prepares reports
  • Reconciles month-end and year-end accounts
  • Prepares Records of Employment and other government-related forms
  • Prepares and remits all government-related requests and payments
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date information in payroll and time and attendance database
  • Processes new hires, terminations, pay changes, garnishees, and other employment changes
  • Assists managers and employees with payroll related questions
  • Administers multiple collective agreements
  • Looks for areas to improve efficiencies in the payroll processing
  • Benefits Administration

  • Processes benefits enrolment, terminations, and changes
  • Reconciles monthly benefits statements and remits payments
  • Ensure vacation tracking and other benefits are accurately maintained

  • Proficient using ADP Workforce Now
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience with full-cycle Canadian payroll administration
  • Experience processing hourly and salaried payroll
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with benefits administration
  • Fundamental understanding of accounting
  • Knowledgeable about CRA regulations and provincial Employment Standards
  • Meticulous, accurate, and pays attention to details
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Windows
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written)
  • EMPLOYMENT STATUS : Temporary Full-Time


  • High school graduation
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation or working towards completion of same

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • HOURS OF WORK : Monday through Friday

    Work Location : Suite 1600 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4A6

    CanWel welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

    We thank you for your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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