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Position Overview:

Reporting to the Manager, Payroll and Benefits, this position is responsible for administering accurate, efficient and timely payroll in a deadline driven service environment.  Working in a team environment the position provides resource and tactical support to People and Culture, Payroll and Total Rewards functions.


  • Conduct bi-weekly payroll data entries in Dayforce, including new hires, termination and payroll/benefits/pension changes, accurately and on time.
  • Review appropriateness of authorized payroll transactions and conduct appropriate follow-up for the missing approvals/documents. Ensure adherence to internal controls.
  • Complete digital documents filing process on a biweekly basis; Maintain accurate/approved payroll records to facilitate auditing and readily access information.
  • Responsible for the benefit/pension/EUPP enrolment, change and termination process. 
  • Provide timely responses to the inquiries from internal clients such as employees and departments, and external clients such as Benefit provider/WCB, utilizing knowledge and interpretation of policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Maintain high level of payroll, benefits and general HR knowledge to provide value added payroll services.
  • Prepare payroll reports utilizing Dayforce report writer as required. Create, modify, and utilize spreadsheets to administer various payroll transactions such as Payroll Tracker, Pension Tracker.
  • Develop/maintain productive relationships with management and employees.
  • Reconcile and prepare timely remittances (including group benefits premium payment, pension contribution reports, garnishment, etc.).
  • Provide input/recommendations on process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Provide back-up support to Senior Payroll and Benefits Specialist. This individual is expected to be able to run payroll independently.
  • Other duties / projects as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Post secondary education in a related discipline.
  • Certified Payroll Designation from the Canadian Payroll Association an asset.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience administering full cycle payroll in a complex/dynamic corporate environment. 
  • Strong technical understanding of payroll systems, preferably experience with Ceridian Dayforce.
  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel (vlookup, pivot table) and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with high volume, multiple requests/priorities and organize work schedule to deliver successful results within agreed upon timeframes.
  • Comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of payroll-related, multi-provincial legislative requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-level customer service orientation while remaining calm and professional in high pressure situations.
  • Strong work ethic with a high level of accountability/responsibility.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Detail oriented; strong analytical skills with ability to resolve complex payroll issues.
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and confidential situations.

RioCan brings together smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds, and creates spaces where we can all prosper.  People are at the core of who we are, and we respect that they have taken all kinds of paths to get here.

We are committed to creating an environment in which all employees are valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas. We value different voices and perspectives, and appreciate that unique backgrounds and identities make our organization stronger.

RioCan welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.