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Compensation Advisor Trainee (Inventory)

Reference number: MOT22J-022430-000461
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-25200
Transport Canada - Human Resources Directorate
Ottawa (Ontario)
Indeterminate, Term
$54,878 to $61,379

Closing date: 31 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential and asset education and experience factors listed by answering the screening questions. Candidates should write concrete examples demonstrating how they meet the experience and education required. Resumes will be used to validate the experience and education listed in the screening questions. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in the candidate being screened out.

•Provide concrete examples related to the experience.
•Choose examples that illustrate a high degree of complexity and difficulty and have sufficient impact to allow you to illustrate the extent and depth of your experience.
•Examples should include the date or period when the situation occurred, the context, your role and the outcome.
•If you have talked about an experience within a team, separate your role from that of others.

Diversity and inclusion are foundational values at Transport Canada and are core to who we are. Transport Canada is made up of over 6,000 people from across Canada – people of different genders, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups and the 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities. As a Department, we strive to become an organization where everyone feels that their voice, views, values and life experiences are heard. Having a department that is both reflective and representative of the demographics we serve enables us to incorporate various perspectives, opinions and experiences to help deliver stronger policies, programs and services to all Canadian.

Work environment

Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working from coast to coast to coast. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canadians.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, flexible work schedules and telework to promote work-life balance.

The Transport Canada Compensation team growing! We are responsible for end-to-end pay and benefits administration for our employees. Our commitment is to service delivery excellence, and to fostering client confidence.

As an AS-01, you will be part of TC’s Compensation Advisor Developmental Program and will be supported in reaching the AS-02 working level.
In support of Transport Canada’s vision to restore confidence in pay, the Compensation Advisor Development Program (CADP) is a 28-month program that has been introduced to support employee progression to an AS-02 Compensation Advisor position. During the 28-month program, Compensation Advisor Trainees will learn to administer all aspects of employee pay and benefits.

Join the team!

Intent of the process

Transport Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, management may be prioritizing applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of the Employment Equity designated groups (i.e., Indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities, and members of visible minorities).

An essentially assessed pool and/or a partially assessed pool may be established and may be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures within Transport Canada (such as indeterminate, term) and with various language requirements (Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, English Essential, English or French essential)

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

ED: A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Recent* experience providing client service

*Recent is defined as experience acquired within the last two (2) years

EX2: Recent* and significant** experience in the use of computer software programs (Outlook, Excel, Word).

*Recent is defined as experience acquired within the last two (2) years
** Significant experience is defined as a depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a related duties for a minimum period of (1) year.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


AED : Certificate/Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in the field of Accounting, or Finance, or Human Resources, or Administration.

Degree equivalency

Certification from one or more of the following recognized payroll and/or benefits association

A) Canadian Payroll Association
B) World at Work (e.g., Global Remuneration Professional, Certified Compensation Professional,
Certified Benefits Professional)
C) Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (e.g., Group Benefits Associate, Retirement Plans Associate, Compensation Management Specialist)

AEX1: Experience in working in the fields of Human Resources or Finance.

AEX2: Experience using the Phoenix pay system (beyond self-service).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Unilingual: English essential, English or French essential

Information on language requirements

CO1: Effective Interpersonal skills
CO2: Client service oriented
CO3: Judgement
CO4: Initiative

A1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A3: Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
A4: Ability to verify information to ensure completeness and accuracy.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Transport Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-identify as members of the Equity-seeking groups (a group of persons who are disadvantaged on the basis of one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act) may be selected for appointment to fill an organizational need.

Operational Requirements
Must be able and willing to work overtime

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

References will be sought.

An interview will be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

Only employees at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for a deployment, secondment or assignment. Please note that an assignment or secondment requires approval of your supervisor.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

We thank all those who apply.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Abdinaser Mohamoud, Human Resources Advisor
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