Compensation Advisor

Requisition ID:  183706 
Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 
Job Category:  HR Comp Backstage Merit & Incentives 
Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%
Job Type:  Full-Time
Country: Canada (CA) 
Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia; Québec  
City: Mississauga; Calgary, Dartmouth, Montreal, Stellarton
Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 128,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  
A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 

Ready to Make an impact?

Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities, and we are always looking for passionate new talent to join our team! Our Sobeys Total Rewards Team is currently looking for a Compensation Advisor to support our compensation programs, build data and insights and support an HRIS implementation.  
If you have experience working with compensation data and HR systems implementations and eager to build and grow with us, then this role is for you.  This is a hybrid role and there is an in-office requirement of 3 times a week.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Responsible for administering various Compensation programs including but not limited to calculating incentive awards and required accruals, executing merit planning, managing and building market analysis and providing moderate to complex cost modelling on various compensation programs
  • Responsible for designing and developing program materials and education programs aimed at delivering exceptional communication and understanding of various compensation programs to various stakeholders across HR and the business
  • Responsible for the continued improvement, integration of technology and process improvement opportunities with respect to Total Reward program processes
  • Required to maintain strong cross-functional relationships with HR Systems, Communications, Payroll Operations and HR Business Partners for the implementation and delivery of compensation programs
  • Responsible for managing, preparing analytical Compensation insights for senior leadership including but not limited to Senior Management and Human Resources Committee


What you have to offer:


  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience or equivalent demonstrated success in similar roles
  • Experience with compensation programs and practices
  • Experience with Analytical methods and articulating HR Insights through data
  • CHRP, CCP or other compensation/HR certifications or in pursuit preferred
  • Knowledge of (Dayforce preferred) Human Resource Information System 
  • Knowledge of Payscale Payfactors is a bonus
  • Experienced team leader, adept at empowering team members, facilitating collaboration, and developing talent.





At Sobeys we require our teammates to have the ability to adhere to a hybrid work model that requires your presence at one of our office locations at least three days per week. This requirement is integral to our commitment to team collaboration and the overall success of our office culture.


We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally. 

Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by our organization nor monitored for accuracy. 

We will consider factors such as your working location, work experience and skills as well as internal equity, and market conditions to ensure the selected candidate is paid fairly and competitively. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. 


Our Total Rewards programs, for full-time teammates, goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid Vacation and Days-off


We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.