Benefits Specialist

Benefits Specialist, Montreal, Quebec

When you join our team as a Benefits Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the Manager, Benefits & Pension in ensuring appropriate execution of our benefits & pension programs across Canada. The successful candidate will resolve complex benefits queries, lead compliance administration, and manage the benefits Knowledge Base. We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, independent, well-organized, and energetic to join the team in our Montreal office.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for administering our Canadian employee benefit and pension plans.
  • Provide technical expertise and counsel on governance matters related to the administration of pension and benefits plans, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and Interfor policy.
  • Participate in special projects, including the design and development of new or improved pension and benefit programs.
  • Coordinate our various Canadian employee benefit and pension plans between the employee, insurer, manager, local HR representatives and any other relevant parties.
  • Lead and administer compliance projects such as annual pension reporting & filings.
  • Formulates, interprets, and accurately applies collective agreement rules with regards to benefits & pension.
  • Bring discrepancies and errors to the attention of the Benefits Manager through regular audits.
  • Build relationships with employees and local HR so you are the first call for any general questions or enquiries regarding our benefit or pension policies, programs, processes, and procedures.
  • Work closely with payroll to ensure that employee enrolment, changes and terminations are accurate.
  • Manage annual open enrollment including benefit plan set up in ADP, marketing and employee communications and successful rollout of benefit changes.
  • Contributes to HR-related projects by gathering data, developing reports, and presenting analysis options and recommendations to team members and HR leadership.

What You Offer

  • Bilingualism required – English & French, both oral and written.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field.
  • 5 years of experience working in employee benefits.
  • CEBS designation (or working towards).
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, with strong skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint.
  • Strong proficiency in various Microsoft Excel functions (i.e. formulas, pivot tables, conditional formatting).
  • Ability to organize a wide range of duties effectively and efficiently while maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality of work with constant interruptions .
  • Display tact, diplomacy and discretion in handling information of confidential or sensitive nature.
  • Believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and meeting your commitments
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness and initiative to recognize areas for improvement and efficiency in day to day processes.
  • Have a high interest and ability to engage in ongoing learning and development to continuously improve skills and knowledge.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

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What We Offer

Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. We offer a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions. You’ll also get a competitive benefits package including:

  • Extended Health & Dental

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance

  • RRSP Matching Plan

  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)

  • Paid Vacation

  • Employee Assistance Program

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.