Careers

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:

Senior Translator

We’re hiring a Senior Translator for a full-time position

Who you are:

You are a detail-oriented English to French translator. As a member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario, you want to use your skills as a translator to provide English to French translation of pension communications and pension policy material. You are a dynamic proactive, pension professional who is an experienced and engaging presenter in French. You are a quick learner looking for your next opportunity where your English to French translation or extensive pension and training expertise will be utilized to enhance our members knowledge of the CAAT Pension Plan.

You have great attention to detail, and are highly motivated to meet deadlines. You are a team player who can juggle multiple projects, and a self-starter who can work independently to deliver on time. As the only Translator on staff, you will be asked to provide translation services throughout the organization. Delivering in-person presentations and participating in webinars for a French-speaking audience may be required. You have strong attention to detail, but can see the ‘big picture’ and focus on long-term goals.


What you’ll do:

  • As part of our energetic team you will provide in-house translation. We communicate in both official languages, using a variety of channels, such as print, web and email. You’ll manage the translation component of many large and small projects throughout the organization and ensure timely turnaround. You’ll provide translation of various member facing communications and coordinate external translation services, when appropriate.
  • Provide editing and peer review in both languages – As part of the Communications team, you’ll provide editing and peer review in both languages, assuring quality, accuracy, and consistency in both official languages. Along with the other members of the Communications team, you’ll also be responsible for maintaining the organization’s brand standards for writing.

As required:

  • You will enhance member and stakeholder groups’ understanding of the features and value of the CAAT pension by delivering, energetic, engaging member and stakeholder group information sessions off site in French
  • Deliver in-person member and employer information sessions in French.
  • The successful candidate will develop a thorough understanding of Plan provisions.

Who we are:

Founded in 1967 as the pension plan for Ontario’s Colleges. Our mission is to provide secure retirement income at stable and affordable contribution rates for the 44,700 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 39 employers and is 113.3% funded on a going-concern basis with $9.4 billion in net assets available for the benefits of its members.

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. We are currently engaged in numerous discussions with parties expressing interest in joining the CAAT Pension Plan, which provide significant growth opportunities to the Plan.

Additional information about the CAAT Pension Plan can be found at www.caatpension.on.ca

What we offer:

We offer a flexible work environment, a defined benefit pension plan, and a Trust culture where we live by our core values. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, with easy access to the subway and PATH systems.

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 careers@caatpension.on.ca 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 below.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Fluently bilingual in written and spoken English and French. University degree or college diploma in Translation, communications, arts or related field required. Three or more years of professional experience in Translation, writing and editing roles is required. A member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario. Experience in English to French translation is required. Experience with translation of pension communications or financial services material is an asset. Excellent grammar and interpersonal communication skills. Accuracy and attention to detail, and highly motivated to meet deadlines.

  • Completion or progress towards CEBS, PPAC, CFP or CBP designations would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in standard office software (Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint), and familiarity with translation software in English and French is required.
  • Analytical skills are required, as well as attention to detail. Excellent public speaking and written communication skills in French is required. Ability to interact well with members at different levels.
  • Experience in adult learning would be an asset.        

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in-house translation services for large and small projects throughout the organization. Provide translation of sensitive materials and short texts that do not warrant engaging an external provider, and, as appropriate, coordinate external translation services for larger projects.
    • Includes sending material to be translated, managing timelines and billing, and reviewing translations for accuracy.
  • Work within the Communications team to provide peer review for quality, accuracy, and consistency, in both official languages.
  • Maintain a technical pension term glossary and terminology database.
  • Consult with internal subject matter experts and other colleagues in order to understand specialized concepts and ensure accuracy in translated material.
  • Gain an understanding of pension terminology and Plan provisions.
  • As needed Deliver member on-site presentations in French at employer locations. Participate in member one-on-one sessions as requested by the session host (typically scheduled as part of the member presentations).
    • Assist the Lead, Pension Education, in the coordination of French language member presentations
  • Deliver new administrator training sessions in French to employer staff as required.
  • As required, participate in employer French language training for individual employers and group sessions, as part of the Employer Education program.
  • Work with Service Delivery to support French language employer audits: 
    • Work with Service Delivery management to co-ordinate French language employer audit activities internally and externally
  • Establish a thorough understanding of Plan provisions, and be able to explain them simply and clearly in French and English.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants

  • Please include a sample of your translated work with your application.
  • We recommend you bring your portfolio to the interview.
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to background and reference checks.

If you are interested, please Email careers@caatpension.on.ca by November 3, 2017 and be sure to put the word ‘Translator’ in the subject line.

Also, please include your salary expectations.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Policy Analyst  

We’re hiring 2 full-time Policy Analysts for our dynamic Policy team

Who you are:
A proactive, solution-oriented Policy Analyst who is experienced and has the knowledge and analytical skills to manage risks associated with pension benefits, governance and funding. You are a quick learner looking to utilize your policy experience. You are a team player, and a self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities but can see the ‘big picture’ and focus on long-term goals.

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.

Who we are:
Founded in 1967 as the pension plan for Ontario’s Colleges. Our mission is to provide secure retirement income at stable and affordable contribution rates for the 44,700 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 39 employers and is 113.3% funded on a going- concern basis with $9.4 billion in net assets available for the benefits of its members.

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. We are currently engaged in numerous discussions with parties expressing interest in joining the CAAT Pension Plan, which provide significant growth opportunities to the Plan.

Additional information about the CAAT Pension Plan can be found at www.caatpension.on.ca

What we offer:
We offer a flexible work environment, a defined benefit pension plan, and a Trust culture where we live by our core values. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, with easy access to the subway and PATH systems.

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 careers@caatpension.on.ca 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 below

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate should have three or more years of related experience, 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, social sciences, public administration 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 policy or pension-related experience an asset (2 to 3 years preferred, but not required).


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  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 assist in providing solutions and alternatives to ensure compliance
  3. 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
  4. Provide information, analysis, and interpretation of Plan provisions to Pension Administration staff; participate in regularly scheduled meetings with plan administration
  5. Develop content for member, pensioner and administrator publications
  6. Review and enhance the pension administration manual, website materials and pension administration procedures and documents
  7. Maintain 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 and analyze pension industry practices
  10. Determine the potential policy impact of changes in Member collective bargaining agreements and terms and conditions of employment
  11. Complete tasks as requested by Manager, Policy or Vice President, Pension Management
  12. Determine the potential policy impact of changes in Member collective bargaining agreements and terms and conditions of employment

If you are interested, please Email careers@caatpension.on.ca by October 27, 2017 and be sure to put “Policy Analyst” in the subject line. Also, please include your salary expectations.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Communications Specialist 

We're hiring a Communications Specialist for a full-time position

Who you are:
You are a talented writer, creative thinker, and quick learner. You want to apply your experience to all aspects of corporate communications; from crafting campaigns and developing content, to delivering the final product in a variety of media. You are a team player who can juggle multiple projects, and a self-starter who can work independently to deliver on time. You have strong attention to detail, but can see the ‘big picture’ and focus on long-term goals.

What you’ll do:
Develop communications – As part of our energetic team, you’ll work on the full communication cycle including planning, researching, writing, design, and measurement. You can express complex ideas in easy-to-understand language. You’ll have an opportunity to put your creativity to work, and you’ll apply your project and time management skills to a variety of assignments.

Deliver communications – We communicate in both official languages, using a variety of channels, such as print, web, and email. You’ll have the opportunity to work on all of them. If you’re bilingual, even better.

Who we are:
Founded in 1967 as the pension plan for Ontario’s Colleges. Our mission is to provide secure retirement income at stable and affordable contribution rates for the 44,700 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 39 employers and is 113.3% funded on a going- concern basis with $9.4 billion in net assets available for the benefits of its members.

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. We are currently engaged in numerous discussions with parties expressing interest in joining the CAAT Pension Plan, which provide significant growth opportunities to the Plan.

Additional information about the CAAT Pension Plan can be found at www.caatpension.on.ca 

What we offer:
We offer a flexible work environment, a defined benefit pension plan, and a Trust culture where we live by our core values. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, with easy access to the subway and PATH systems.

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 careers@caatpension.on.ca 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 below


QUALIFICATIONS:
University degree or college diploma in journalism, communications, arts or related field required. Three or more years of professional experience in communications, writing or editing roles is desirable.

Excellent demonstrated written communication aptitude is a must. With a high level of creative skills, the incumbent can write, edit and deliver communications material that are appropriate to a given target audience, using many different media channels. A working knowledge of French (spoken and written), and pension industry experience are assets. Must be an intermediate to advanced user of standard office software (Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and PowerPoint, as well as HTML, Acrobat, etc.). Must be comfortable doing member outreach and on-camera interviews/videos.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and edit written material that is engaging, concise, and easy-to-understand for members and employers of the CAAT Pension Plan, available in a range of formats including:
    • Print
    • Web
    • Video
  • Gain and maintain a full understanding of Plan provisions, and ability to explain them simply and clearly.
  • Identify appropriate media for pension communications and develop strategy and tactics for delivery.
  • Working with Communications team, develop multimedia content aimed at members and employers.
    • Liaise with external video creation service providers
    • Write scripts and/or talking notes
    • Work with Graphic Designer to develop storyboards, and appropriate, useful graphics
    • Provide voice-over work as required
    • Support and coach voice talent
  • Assist in deployment and reporting of digital content (e.g. web and, potentially, social media)
  • Work with Graphic Designer and Office Management to ensure print-ready versions of all publications are up-to-date, accurate, and available in both official languages.
  • Work with Graphic Designer and others to ensure employers are supplied with necessary communications products in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of member presentations and self-paced training modules on the website.
  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts to research, write, and edit pension communications products, including website updates, bulletins, articles and other written materials for both print and online.
  • Provide communications advice as well as writing and design support to internal clients as needed, to ensure all public-facing communications are consistent and high quality, maintaining the integrity of the Plan’s brand.
  • Support overall communications objectives and initiatives as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants

  • Please include a sample of your written work with your application.
  • We recommend you bring your portfolio to the interview.
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to background and reference checks.

If you are interested, please Email careers@caatpension.on.ca by October 27, 2017 and be sure to put the word ‘communicator’ in the subject line. Also, please include your salary expectations.

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: careers@caatpension.on.ca

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 $9.4 billion pension fund for 44,700 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, Lead, Enterprise Risk, 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, Senior 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, Senior Pension Analyst, 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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