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Payroll Specialist - Full Time - Hybrid - ON

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.


Consistently named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes, LifeLabs has also been recognized for having an award-winning Mental Health Program from Benefits Canada. The passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust. Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.


Make a difference – join the LifeLabs team today!


Reporting to Manager, Payroll


Purpose of the role The Payroll Specialist will process timely and accurate biweekly payroll for 5400+ employees. The Payroll Specialist will act as a source of information relating to payroll policies and will comply with internal and external audit requirements.


Core Accountabilities

  • Process accurate and timely administration of payroll and benefits
  • Perform audit of produced payroll to ensure source documentation is accurately reflected within the HRIS and payroll system. Provide best advice for possible root causes of errors and exceptions
  • Process ROE's accurately and within the required deadlines as per Service Canada Guidelines
  • Administer garnishments as per legislative requirement
  • Provide exceptional customer service to stakeholders via email or phone
  • Identify and enhance continuous improvement projects related to payroll and benefits processing
  • Prepare monthly FTE Pre & Post Audit of bi-weekly payrolls


Minimum Qualification and Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in payroll administration
  • Thorough knowledge of the payroll process including ROE, Pension, Collective Agreements, CRA Legislation and garnishments
  • PCP designation is a must
  • Union experience is an asset
  • Experience in Ceridian or ADP is an asset
  • Kronos experience is an asset
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with employees at all levels
  • Prioritize effectively to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Strong communications skills
  • Must have Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Able to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality
  • Work cooperatively with other payroll staff to ensure proper workflow and coverage


At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.

In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email


LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.


LifeLabs operates under a distributed workforce model, where employee flexibility is a key priority. Further information will be provided during the interview process on what this means for employees.

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