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:

Writer Extraordinaire - One Year Contract

Do you want to be part of an innovative team in an organization experiencing unprecedented growth? We have an opportunity for an extraordinary writer to join us for a one-year contract as a Communications Specialist. 

Who you are

You can express complex ideas in easy-to-understand language. You are an extraordinary 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’.

What you’ll do

As part of our energetic team, you’ll work on the full communication cycle including planning, researching, writing, design, and measurement. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent demonstrated written communication aptitude is a must.
    • With a high level of creative skill, the incumbent can write, edit, and deliver communications material that are appropriate to a given target audience, using many different media channels.
  • University degree or college diploma.
  • Two or more years of professional experience in writing or editing roles, preferably in marketing or communications.
  • Must be able to use standard office software (Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and PowerPoint).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • 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, and video.
  • 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.
  • Work with Graphic Designer to ensure written materials align with CAAT brand.
  • Help identify appropriate media for pension communications and develop strategy and tactics for delivery.
  • 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 July 27, 2018, and be sure to put the word ‘Communications Specialist - Writer Extraordinaire contract’ 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.

Talented – Growth Oriented – Web Programmer & Data Base Specialist – One Year Contract

We’re hiring a Talented – Growth Oriented – Web Programmer & Data Base Specialist for a one year contract position

If you are interested, please let us know by contacting:

Andrew Mathenge Director IT

AMathenge@caatpension.on.ca

416-673-9008 (all phone messages will be returned within 4 business hours)

Or

Roc Chen (position reports to Roc)

RChen@caatpension.on.ca

647-837-3018 (all phone messages will be returned within 4 business hours)

Who you are

You are a problem solver with high analytical skills who can analyze business requirements to come up with optimal solutions. As an experienced and growth oriented software developer, you apply your knowledge of how to build state of the art web applications for the benefit of our staff and members. You bring creativity and innovation to business processes via the tools we build. You pay great attention to detail, and are able to meet tight deadlines. You are a team player who can juggle multiple projects, and a self-starter who can work independently to deliver on time.

What you’ll do

You will play an important role in our software development team to develop, support and implement public facing and internal web applications. You will also use your expertise in business process automation to improve business productivity. You will create patches to fix or enhance new and existing applications. You will create technical documentation to reduce support and maintenance effort. You may be called upon to deliver timely training to staff on the software that the team builds.

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 46,000 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 40 employers and is 118% funded on a going-concern basis with $10.8 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 culture of trust 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.

We invest in our staff by working together to build career development goals and support achieving these through training and providing growth opportunities.

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 attached below.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The following skills are required:

  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • At least 3 years of experience of development in .NET.
  • Expert level knowledge of C#, and .NET 4 framework including ASP. NET MVC using Visual Studio 2012 or newer.
  • Hands-on experience in creating high performance web application leveraging popular JavaScript Frameworks such as JQuery, Bootstrap and AngularJS.
  • Good understanding of modern strategies used in developing enterprise applications (Transactions, Security, Operations and Design Patterns)
  • Proficiency in SQL, PL/SQL for Oracle.
  • Strong working experience in designing and implementing data access using ADO.NET and/or Entity Framework.
  • Ability to adapt new technology in a constantly changing, fast-paced business environment.
  • Strong team player.
  • Knowledge of UML and SDLC.
  • Strong technical writing skills to produce effective support documentation.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop your skill set.  Talented and able to see the big picture.

The following skills would be beneficial:

  • Familiarity with Unit Testing.
  • Familiarity with configuring and deploying web applications on IIS 7.5 is a plus.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience with Oracle 12c and MS SQL Server.
  • Experience using IBM Cognos Analytics Report Studio.
  • Experience working in a Pension Plan or in the financial services sector.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

As part of the IT team, this position requires someone who is self-motivated, a team player who is action and results oriented. Good communication and reporting skills are also required to multi-task in this fast growing environment. Although most of the responsibilities will focus on building and maintaining software tools, as with other IT positions, this position also requires the ability to step in and backup other roles such as helpdesk, database administration, website management and other types of user and network support tasks.

Technical tasks:

  • Develops and maintains public facing and internal web applications and databases.
  • Assists in the Pension Administration system development/build process.
  • Analyzes requirements and develops system specifications.
  • Develops and distributes technical support documentation for applications and software patches created by the software development team.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants

  • 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 let us know by contacting:

Andrew Mathenge Director IT

AMathenge@caatpension.on.ca

416-673-9008 (all phone messages will be returned within 4 business hours)

Or

Roc Chen (position reports to Roc)

RChen@caatpension.on.ca

 647-837-3018 (all phone messages will be returned within 4 business hours)

If you are sending an email, be sure to put the word ‘Web Programmer & Data Base Specialist - contract’ in the subject line.  Also, please include your salary expectations.

Technical Support Analyst - Full-time

We are hiring a Permanent, Full-Time, Technical Support Analyst  

Who you are

You are a talented, resourceful, quick learner who enjoys working with a broad range of systems and technology. A proactive problem solver with an excellent understanding of networking and the importance of security. You are exceptionally intuitive and analytical, able to solve complicated problems and improve existing systems.

You are looking for your next opportunity where your developing IT expertise will be appreciated, nurtured, and encouraged to grow.

You have:

  • A post-secondary education in an IT field or equivalent industry knowledge and experience
  • 3+ years working as a systems administrator or related role
  • Working experience with both Linux and Windows servers
  • Strong comfort working with command line tools and scripting (eg. bash, powershell)
  • Strong understanding of networking in a small to medium sized office environment including routing, VLANs, DHCP, DNS
  • Strong understanding of virtualization, security, backup and recovery, Active Directory
  • Experience providing Windows desktop support
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What you’ll do

You will work with an amazing close-knit technical team who enjoy working together to provide support for the day-to-day IT operations to ensure availability and security of systems. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of systems and be encouraged to grow your knowledge and skillset. You will support systems through monitoring, patching, upgrading, troubleshooting problems, scripting, and documenting.

 

You will provide support for:

  • Windows and Linux servers
  • Virtualization (vSphere), server hardware, iSCSI SAN
  • Networking, routing, VLANs, 802.1x, Wi-Fi, VPN
  • Logging and monitoring
  • Backup and recovery
  • Firewall, IPS, anti-virus, execution control, disk encryption, certificate authority
  • Windows workstations, including Windows OS, Office, and applications
  • Printing, scanning, mobile and desk phones

What we offer
We invest in our staff by working together to build career development goals and support achieving these through training and providing growth opportunities. We support the Technology Team staff in attending instructor led training, maintaining lab environments, and access to software for learning and testing.

We offer a flexible work environment, a defined benefit pension plan, and a culture of trust 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.


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 46,000 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 41 employers and is 118% funded on a going-concern basis with $10.8 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.


How to apply

Please email careers@caatpension.on.ca by August 31st, 2018 with the subject “Technical Support Analyst”. Along with your resume, please include your salary expectations and a brief explanation of how your experience relates to the role and why you would succeed.


Any offer of employment will be subject to background and reference checks.


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

Website Developer

We’re hiring a Website Developer for a full-time position

Who you are

You are a problem solver with excellent knowledge of how websites are organized, designed, developed and maintained. You have exceptional analytical skills and can convert business requirements into well-designed, functional web-based solutions. As an experienced website developer, you apply your knowledge of how to build modern web applications for the benefit of our staff and members. You provide creative and innovative solutions to business processes via well-built, modern, web tools. You are detail oriented, able to meet tight deadlines. A team player who can juggle multiple projects, and a self-starter who can work independently to deliver on time.

What you’ll do

You will play an important role in our web-based, service delivery model by providing expertise to support both public facing and internal websites. You will design and implement well-maintained websites based on the .NET platform using Umbraco CMS as well as other third-party modules and systems. Your knowledge of website architecture, including Microsoft IIS, will allow you to lead the infrastructure design of a multi-site platform that developers will find efficient to use and allow content managers to effectively manage multiple websites. You will create technical documentation to reduce support and maintenance effort. You will deliver training to staff on the websites that the team deploys.

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 46,000 active and retired members. The CAAT Pension Plan has grown beyond the college sector to serve 40 employers and is 118% funded on a going-concern basis with $10.8 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 culture of trust 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.

We invest in our staff by working together to build career development goals and support achieving these through training and providing growth opportunities.

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 attached below.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of development in .NET including popular development frameworks.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with a .NET CMS such as Umbraco.
  • Working experience working in a Microsoft Windows website architecture including Microsoft IIS management.
  • Familiarity with configuring, securing and deploying web applications on IIS 7.5.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience with Oracle 12c and MS SQL Server.
  • Proficiency in SQL, PL/SQL for Oracle.
  • Ability to adapt new technology in a constantly changing, fast-paced business environment.
  • Knowledge of UML and SDLC.
  • Experience using IBM Cognos Analytics Report Studio is a plus.
  • Experience working in a Pension Plan or in the financial services sector is a plus.
  • Strong technical writing skills to produce effective support documentation.
  • Strong team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to explain technical topics to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to multi-task daily and manage time efficiently

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs and implements the infrastructure for public facing and internal websites.
  • Installs, configures, secures and maintains web servers for development, testing as well as production environments.
  • Provides site requirements analysis, site organization and creates sitemaps/wireframes.
  • Manages Umbraco CMS website development
  • Supports the software development effort of web applications.
  • Analyzes requirements for website features and develops system specifications.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of technical support documentation for website applications and software patches created by the software development team.
  • Leads the assessment of website quality assurance
  • Identifies and implements website standards
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants

  • Any offer of employment will be subject to background and reference checks.

If you are interested, please Email careers@caatpension.on.ca and be sure to put the word ‘Website Developer’ 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 46,000 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, 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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