Payroll and Benefits Specialist

West Coast Reduction Ltd. is searching for an experienced Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our Vancouver Corporate Office team. Using innovative thinking, progressive processes, and modern facilities, WCRL’s seven plant locations recycle inedible food by-products to create finished products such as protein meals and fats which are sold to customers worldwide. As an integral part of a sustainable local food chain, rendering keeps energy in the system by creating high value products from materials that would be otherwise sent to land fill or compost. We also deliver raw material containers to suppliers, ship products globally and offer storage, shipping, refining and blending services through a terminal located at the Port Metro Vancouver. Learn more at

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is responsible for accurately preparing and processing bi-weekly payroll for hourly employees across various divisions in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The role is also responsible for administering benefits for all hourly and salaried employees.

This position reports to the Corporate Controller, and is a full-time, permanent opportunity.


  • Provide subject matter expertise on payroll administration including federal and provincial labour standards

  • Process hourly by-weekly payroll for all divisions including required remittances

  • Responsible for payroll system changes (Ceridian Dayforce HCM) including implementing work process improvements and system testing

  • Administration of employee benefits and liaising with benefit providers

  • Responsible for hourly employee payroll records management

  • Conduct all payroll reporting and payroll reconciliations

  • Respond to all general payroll and benefit inquiries

  • Complete all year-end payroll and benefit processes including vacation time rollovers, T4 preparation, pension reporting and other year-end processes

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience processing payroll for a multi-province manufacturing or production company

  • Certified PCP, CPM or equivalent Payroll designation required

  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce HCM System or equivalent is preferred

  • Strong knowledge of commonly used payroll concepts, employment standards across Western Canada provinces, and other compensation practices and procedures

  • Proficient in English, both written and verbal, with excellent communication skills

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • High attention to detail and ability to work well with quantitative data

  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism and confidentiality

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume by email to or via the link below.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this opportunity, however, only those individuals who are selected for an interview will be contacted.