Compensation Specialist
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto, ON, CA
1d ago

Key Accountabilities

Toronto Pearson is Canada’s leading global hub airport. The impacts of the pandemic have been significant to our industry, yet we remain Pearson Strong and are realizing the opportunity to accelerate our Healthy Airport commitment.

Join us on our accelerated journey in creating the airport of the future in a smart, healthy and profitable way.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Total Rewards, this position is responsible for supporting the research, development, implementation, and delivery of compensation programs that attract, motivate, retain, and engage employees.

The Compensation Specialist partners with other groups within HR and consults across the organization providing subject matter expertise to ensure the consistent application of compensation programs and policies.

  • Provides guidance on the development, delivery, and communication of compensation programs
  • Researches and recommends adoption of best practices as it relates to total rewards programs and policies
  • Provides compensation recommendations (e.g. new hires, promotions / demotions, acting, ad hoc increases) ensuring internal equity and adherence to policy
  • Advises on the application of the collective agreements as it relates to compensation programs
  • Completes all activities related to the non-union annual compensation review process
  • Evaluates jobs and maintains the integrity of the job evaluation process and ensures consistent application of the plans
  • Maintains all electronic records relating to job descriptions and job evaluation process
  • Responsible for maintaining union and non-union salary structures
  • Manages the completion and submission of compensation surveys, salary planning surveys and benchmarking data
  • Conducts custom compensation surveys from relevant sources and leverages findings to support recommendations
  • Conducts detailed research, analysis, reporting and forecasting as it relates to compensation programs
  • Analyzes economic indicators, market data and trends to support external competitiveness
  • Participates as a subject matter expert in cross-functional and HR activities
  • Assists in the development, analysis and implementation of Pay Equity plans supporting legislative compliance
  • Utilizes expert level knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g. Pay Equity, etc.) to support legislative compliance
  • The salary for this non-unionized position is competitive based on the successful candidate’s qualifications.


  • Must have a Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources and / or Compensation and / or 7 of years of combined equivalent work experience and education
  • Completion of or progression towards Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in Compensation
  • Demonstrated experience working in a customer centric environment
  • Must be able to obtain and retain Transportation Security Clearance at the designated level for the position
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent planning and organization skills, able to effectively manage multiple and diverse priorities
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong numerical aptitude and exceptional attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills : specifically, Excel, Word, and database applications
  • Able to understand business needs and work collaboratively with leadership and HR colleagues to provide sound advice and counsel and to develop solutions
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and work effectively at all levels in the organization
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written); ability to communicate complex information clearly and at a level appropriate for the audience
  • Experience in Oracle HR, Kronos, UltiPro
  • Demonstrated discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills working with a high level of efficiency
  • Deep knowledge of compensation programs in a union and non-unionized setting
  • Knowledge of market job evaluation approaches including Mercer IPE
  • Total remuneration analysis and research
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