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Benefits Specialist

Requisition ID: 219884 

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate

Work Location: HR Shared Services

Department / Unit: Benefits 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: Exempt

Anticipated Start Date End Date: ASAP - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Annual Base Hours:


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Position Overview

The incumbent is responsible for assisting employees regarding benefit inquiries, enrolling employees in various benefit plans and making changes to employee benefits.  Calculates and communicates the prepayment of benefits premiums for employees beginning leaves of absence.  Acts as a liaison with HEB Manitoba, Manitoba Blue Cross, Winnipeg Civic Employee Benefit Program, Civil Service Superannuation Board, and Great West Life regarding employee benefits including health, dental, employee assistance program, health spending account, life insurance, disability and rehabilitation, paid and unpaid leave of absences, RRSP’s and pension.


  • Minimum of one year previous experience in employee benefits required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Completion of/or registration in benefits courses preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with staff at all levels essential.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete duties independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work effectively while under deadline pressures in a fast paced environment.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


Salary commensurate with education and qualifications.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


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