Total Rewards Specialist


Division: Human Resources

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Employment type: full-time permanent employment

Job location: Alberta, Ontario or Quebec (remote opportunity)


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary

We are searching for a dynamic professional to join our Total Rewards Global Division as our newest Total Rewards Specialist, reporting into the Director, Total Rewards and Employee Wellness. The Total Rewards Specialist will support our overall Total Rewards strategy to ensure equitable and engaging programs that attract, advance, and retain talent at Aurora. This role provides subject matter expertise regarding organization-wide total rewards programs. 

The Total Rewards Specialist will support the delivery and review of Aurora’s compensation programs and processes, including the annual compensation cycle, bonus program administration, market benchmarking reviews and compensation recommendations. They will also participate in the delivery of our wellness, benefits, and recognition offerings.


As a Total Reward Specialist you will be responsible for…

  • Support the planning and execution of the annual compensation cycle, including development of budget recommendations, development of training documentation, delivery of merit, incentive, and other annual compensation programs. 
  • Use data modelling and analysis of external benchmarking to produce reports, presentations, and provide recommendations on total rewards programs. 
  • Interpret, administer, review, and update Total Reward’s policies, procedures, and salary administration practices. 
  • Act as an internal subject matter and partner with the HRBP team to provide guidance and consultation on all things total rewards while ensuring policies and practices are applied consistently. 
  • Develop creative communications and/or presentations and find opportunities to amplify existing total rewards offerings, with a view to improve education, understanding and utilization for multiple locations and employee types. 
  • Participate in networking, benchmarking, and market research to stay abreast of developments in compensation, benefits, recognition, and more broadly total rewards. 
  • Support the development of material for the executive and/or Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board related to compensation programing decisions. 
  • Participate in the design and delivery of the benefits programs for Canada. 
  • Engage with HR Business Partners, Payroll, and third parties to resolve escalated compensation and benefits issues. 
  • Support annual benefits enrolment activities. 
  • Lead and/or participate in total rewards projects in which you partner with other members of the Total Rewards and HR teams, vendors, consultants, and other internal and external stakeholders, to create solutions that attract and motivate employees. Examples include development and implementation of job architecture and job leveling, review and development of recognition program(s), or development and enhancement of wellness programming.  

You’re the ideal candidate if you have…

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, Human Resources, or related field. 
  • A minimum of 4 years’ related Total Rewards experience. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources theories, principles, and practices, with a strong focus on Compensation 
  • Experience with executive and equity compensation or administering compensation with SuccessFactors and/or Shareworks is an asset. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. 
  • A flair for presentation design and creativity in communicating. 
  • Ability to manage time-sensitive deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, ethics, and integrity. 
  • Highly driven and self-motivated with superior people-first attitude. 
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. 
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills. 
  • Ability to conduct research and condense complex information into succinct reports or briefing notes/proposals. 
  • Strong ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders including associates, managers, vendors, client services representatives and consultants. 
  • Ability to work independently on confidential information with a high attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak, write and present in a clear, articulate manner for individual and/or group situations. 


We can’t wait to meet you if you are…

  • Highly organized with an ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Someone with a track record of developing high performing teams/employees
  • A true team player who is collaborative and believes we win as a team
  • Commitment to continuous improvement & personal development


Why you’ll love working at Aurora

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more!  
  • Total Rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, company SWAG, team activities and modern technology.


  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with cannabis.


Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity.  Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!).  


Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!







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