Senior Analyst, Pension Advisory and Governance Services


Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 2N9 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1Z 7M3 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1B 4S5 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4 Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 2M1 Saint John, New Brunswick, CA, E2K 0H6 London, ON, CA, N6J 2N4 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 0H7 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4 Kelowna, British Columbia, CA, V1Y 9T1 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3Z9 Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E 8A6 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3C 1V4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8

Please note this role will work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate must be located near a Canadian Blood Services site and will be working a mixture of on-site and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. Currently, employees are expected to have an in-person presence for at least 40% of their work time. This requirement may vary depending upon circumstances.


​Job category: Administrative
Job posting ID: 5844


​Employment status: Regular full-time

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $88,566 to $106,890 annual


Application deadline: Until position is filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. 


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


About the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular, Full-time Senior Analyst, Pension Advisory and Governance Services to join our dynamic Financial Reporting and Services team.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Pension Strategy, Governance and Secretariat, the key function of the Senior Analyst, Pension Advisory and Governance Services is to support provision of strategic advice and direction to the three Canadian Blood Services pension plan board of trustees and committees relating to the governance and oversight of these pension plans, monitor compliance and perform regular review for improvements of policies, procedures and risk framework and at the same time support pension secretariat services and executing trustees and committees decisions and managing ad hoc requests and projects.


Formula for success


  • Support development of advice/recommendations to the trustees and committees on pension issues, including but not limited to pension governance, new and amended legislation and regulations, and regulatory guidelines and requirements
  • As required, draft briefing notes on advisory topics including developing recommendation for review/discussion/decision at the trustees’ and committees’ meetings on pension issues including recommendations for future actions
  • Keep abreast on current regulations, regulatory guidelines and best practices over pension governance, including a solid understanding of the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) governance guidelines
  • Maintain and monitor for compliance with, and regularly review/update the governance manual and policies, and risk framework for each of the three pension plans
  • Direct, coordinate, review and provide feedback on meeting materials prepared by service providers to support trustees and committees discussions/decisions
  • Oversee Finance Operations and Project Coordinator’s coordination/organization of trustees and committees meetings and meeting materials, and distribution and maintenance of board/committee documents


Desired education and skills


  • A University degree required in business, finance, actuarial sciences, governance, policy, administration or law. An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered
  • Certificates or training in trust management, pension or governance is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated experience writing policies is highly desirable for this role
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive and relevant work experience is required
  • Current knowledge of CAPSA governance guidelines and Ontario funding rules is an asset
  • Knowledge of pension plan risks, regulations, governance and operations or the ability, willingness and interest to quickly learn about pensions is required
  • Experience in providing support to boards/committees is an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is required


What we offer you


  • 4 weeks' vacation
  • Annual performance award up to 8%
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources


What you can expect


  • This role will work in a hybrid environment with requirements to be onsite at Canadian Blood Services location 40% of the time/2 days of the week
  • If you are located outside of Ottawa, you may be required to travel to Ottawa, head office, for board meetings annually or as required

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply by providing your up-to-date resume. This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.