Associate Director, Total Rewards


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 2N9 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 0H7 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4 Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 2M1 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3Z9 Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4 Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5 Saint John, New Brunswick, CA, E2K 0H6 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8 Regina, SK, CA, S4P 4H6

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: Supervisory and management
Job posting ID: 5847


​Employment status: Regular full-time
Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: TBD


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 

Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • Job specific cover letter.
  • We recommend you save a copy of the job posting for reference throughout the recruitment process.


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.


Canadian Blood Services provides lifesaving products and services for patients. As Canada’s Lifeline, we safeguard our country’s systems for blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. Together, with donors, employees, partners and volunteers we make all the difference in lives of people in Canada.


The Associate Director, Total Rewards plays a vital role in furthering the vision, mission, values, and objectives of Canadian Blood Services by leading the design, planning, implementation, and administration of Total Rewards policies (including executive compensation) and programs that support the overall talent management strategy. Reporting to the Director of Talent Programs, the Associate Director, Total Rewards will oversee an overarching system comprised of compensation, benefits, and pension, as well as the development, improvement, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate Total Rewards programs that support corporate strategy and objectives.


The successful candidate will recognize the essential role that Total Rewards plays in the delivery of the intended employee experience and will contribute to a positive work environment where employees feel valued and recognized for their contributions. They will be a progressive leader with a future oriented mindset who champions the implementation of best-practices and drives transformational change. Technical and strategic at the same time, the incumbent will manage a staff of three, and provide services that impact all of Canadian Blood Services’ non-unionized staff (approximately 1500 employees) coast to coast.


To Apply

To fill this position, Canadian Blood Services has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online using this link - Executive Jobs Opportunities | Odgers Berndtson


We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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


In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Canadian Blood Services throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.



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.