Careers at the CAAT Pension Plan

The CAAT Pension Plans provides secure retirement income to our members, operating in a team environment of integrity and accountability. We maintain a positive workplace of mutual respect, support for growth and open communication. We live and work by our values and our commitment to our members. Read our Statement of Workplace Values.


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Message from the CEO

The CAAT Pension Plan is more than a collection of highly skilled and experienced professionals. Our people have a passion for pensions and our purpose is to add value in everything we do. If you’re interested in making a difference in people’s lives, consider joining our team!

Derek Dobson, CEO & Plan Manager


Current open positions:

Administrative Assistant

Who you are
You are an experienced, talented Administrative Assistant who is a resourceful thinker, a quick learner and able to multi-task. You are looking for your next opportunity where you can apply your expertise, knowledge, enjoy working in a team environment, and encouraged to grow: a home where team and trust are core values.
What you’ll do
To provide administrative and support services for the Pension Management group of the CAAT Pension Plan.
Who we are
We are Ontario's pension plan for the postsecondary education sector. Our mission is to provide secure retirement income at stable and affordable contribution rates for the 44,700 active and retired members in Ontario's colleges, related employers as well as to eligible employees at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). We believe the success of the Plan is grounded in its expertise as well as its values of integrity, teamwork, and a trusting respectful working environment. Additional information about the CAAT Pension Plan can be found at
What we offer
We offer team members the benefit of a healthy and growing small business atmosphere while serving a large and growing base of members and employers. Conveniently located in downtown Toronto with ready access to the subway and PATH systems, the CAAT Plan provides a flexible and friendly work environment, a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, a valuable contributory defined benefit pension plan, life insurance and a Goodlife fitness membership.
CAAT Pension Plan maintains policies and procedures in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us at or call Human Resources at 416-673-9000. If requested, a documented individual accommodation plan will be developed for you.
Please review the full job posting attached below
Community College/University or Business Institute diploma in Office Administration or equivalent. Two years or more of progressive office support experience. Aptitude for detailed work and high proficiency in Microsoft Office (including proficiency in Excel). Must be a critical thinker who can see the interactions and workings within the Pension Management team and can be the day to day conduit between the teams.

  • Provide a full range of clerical and administrative support services to the Vice President, Pension Management and to the full Pension Management team which includes various types of correspondence, reports, and support for the actuarial and communication team.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, course registrations and completing membership registration for the Pension Management team.
  • Assist the Vice President Pension Management and the full Pension Management team in preparation for internal and external meetings including Board materials for Committee and Sponsors’ Committee meetings.
  • Prepare invites and materials for Pension Management meetings.
  • Maintain Pension Management contacts, correspondence through CRM.
  • Operate as part of a Plan-wide administration team as the second Tier to the Office Services team providing backup to reception as required
  • Perform other related administration tasks as may be required from time to time.

If you are interested, please Email by April 7, 2017.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Policy Analyst (Full-Time)

Who you are

A proactive, professional Policy Analyst who is experienced and has the knowledge in maintaining risks associated with pension benefits, governance and funding. You are a quick learner looking for a full time opportunity where your extensive pension experience will be utilized. You are a team player, and a self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities.

What you’ll do

As a member of the Plan’s policy team, provide policy and monitoring services to the CAAT Pension Plan and provide input to the communications team on the content of Plan communications. 


The ideal candidate should be good at solving problems through analysis of the matter in hand, applying and interpreting the applicable Plan terms or policies while weighing any competing factors. Hold an undergraduate degree or appropriate diploma in applied arts or business related fields. Possess a high level of analytical and critical thinking skills, with an attention to detail. Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.  Prior pension related experience an asset (2 to 3 years preferred, but not required).


  1. Perform in depth and extensive research of the Plan’s policies and governing legislation as they apply to current or forthcoming issues and provide written reports as needed about their impact on the Plan’s policies, procedures and benefits
  2. Conduct research and analysis of changes to pension related legislation and regulatory oversight to determine the risk to the CAAT Pension Plan and provide solutions and alternatives to ensure compliance
  3. Develop alternatives and recommendations in support of issue resolution as the basis for controlling legal risk
  4. Maintain an intimate knowledge of applicable legislation (i.e. Income Tax Act, Ontario Pension Benefits Act) and act as technical resource for pension administration staff regarding pension administration policy related issues
  5. Provide information, analysis, and interpretation of Plan provisions to Pension Administration staff
  6. Complete pension policy reviews of member, pensioner and administrator publications, the pension administration manual, website materials and pension administration procedures and documents
  7. Manage the compilation and organization of the pension policy interpretation and legal opinions database as well as the records of the business process review outcome
  8. Assist in drafting Plan amendments in accordance with legislation and manage filing requirements of the regulators
  9. Monitor pension industry practices and develop comparative indicators
  10. Participate in pension policy discussions of the Major Ontario Pension Plans group
  11. Determine the potential policy impact of changes in Member collective bargaining agreements and terms and conditions of employment
  12. Assist with the governance of the CAAT RCA and act as a key resource for the RCA Sponsors’ Committee 


  • Act as alternate recording secretary for meetings of the Sponsors’ Committee and Board of Trustees and, as required, for meetings of the Board’s Committees and the RCA Sponsors’ Committee
  • Maintain governance documentation related to governance meetings
  • Track tasks and action items derived from the meetings
  • Assist in drafting governance policies and amendments and in ensuring compliance with those policies in order to control governance risk
  • Manage the annual institutional memory document, Record of Fiduciary Decisions & Policy Changes     

If you are interested, please email by November 25, 2016. We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


How to apply

Are you a qualified candidate interested in working as part of our proactive, progressive team that sees trust as fundamental to who we are? If so, email your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to:

We thank all applicants for their interest in the CAAT Pension Plan, however only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Contact us with your career or recruitment questions.



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Who we are

As Ontario's multi-employer pension plan for the postsecondary education sector and the Royal Ontario Museum, we administer the pensions and manage the $8.5 billion pension fund for 43,000 active and retired employees.


What do our employees say?

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I enjoy working with our Service Delivery team and providing excellent customer service for our members. This organization supports my personal growth and presents me with new challenges and learning opportunities every day.

Tamara, Processing Analyst, Service Delivery


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One of my favourite aspects of the CAAT Plan is the work atmosphere. Everyone is willing to help each other. When I first started, everyone, regardless of department or job title, was very helpful and took the time to answer any questions I had. And it’s ongoing – we really do work together as one team.

Manny, Pension Analyst, Employer Services



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Who you are

You're a team player who thrives in a collegial environment. You want to work in, and for, a team that is accountable for its actions, recognizes talent, nurtures your potential and values your trust.



What do our employees say?

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Working at the CAAT Pension Plan is like joining one big family. We all work together through our ‘one team’ approach to deliver value to our members.

Dominik, Senior Finance Analyst, Finance


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Our company is filled with friendly people who are passionate about their work. We are a very diverse group but it is amazing to see how we all work together as one team where we support and learn from each other. 

Sathya, Data Management Analyst, Information Technology


Group playing foosballWhat we offer

Looking for a flexible work environment with opportunities to develop? Are you interested in a competitive salary and a comprehensive health and dental benefits package? Do you seek a valuable contributory defined benefit pension plan and life insurance? We offer it all, with a convenient location in downtown Toronto and ready access to the subway and PATH systems.

What do our employees say?

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The CAAT Plan offers me ample opportunity for personal improvement. I’ve achieved Ontario Health and Safety Officer training as part of the Health & Safety Committee. As a member of the CHAAT Toastmasters Club, I’ve been able to develop and practice public speaking which has given me with the skills and confidence to deliver presentations to our members.

Emad, Pension Analyst, Member Services


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The Plan cares about the well-being of its employees, and our benefits reflect this philosophy.  We have an excellent defined benefit pension plan, flexible work hours and fitness membership, in addition to health and dental coverage.

Belinda, Manager, Employer Services & Quality Assurance


Employees giving back

Not only is our mission to provide a secure retirement income to our members, but we also strive to make an impact in the community, outside of our core mandate. The CAAT Pension Plan believes in giving back by supporting the charitable endeavours of its employees.

Our employees participate in a variety of events throughout the year with the goal of raising environmental awareness and supporting those most in need.

  • Our Social Committee coordinates fundraising campaigns throughout the year and sponsor local families during the holidays.
  • Our Green and Health Committee reinforces our concern for the environment in our business operations.
  • Employees regularly organizing clothing and food drives in efforts to help the less fortunate in our community.

What do our employees say?

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Being involved in the CAAT Plan’s Social Committee is very rewarding. We organize activities like silent auctions and seasonal food and clothing drives in support of local charities. Throughout the year we find ways to help those less fortunate while interacting with each other outside of work.

Maria, Team Lead, Member Services


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As a member of the Green & Health Committee, I am aware of the steps that we are taking to ensure a sustainable future. Being a part of an organization that is actively aware of its impact on the environment is of great importance to me. The fact that the CAAT Plan values the environment and works toward improving the condition of the planet is something that I look for in an employer. 

Jenn, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office Administration



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