Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.

Colas is a Canadian leader in transportation infrastructure - materials, construction, and maintenance. From roads to rail, airports to ports, we build some of the most important projects that connect our communities.

Backed by our network of Colas companies across Canada and the Colas Group worldwide, Colas offers a wide range of innovative and sustainable solutions for the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure.  

Join the largest transportation infrastructure group in the world and help connect Canada.





LOCATION: Colas Canada Toronto Office: 4950 Yonge St., Suite 2400, Toronto ON, M2N 6K1
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Manager, Payroll 
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, permanent 
BENEFITS: Pension, comprehensive benefits, health spending account, annual bonus, employee discounts for national retailers (mobile phone plans, gym memberships, vehicles, tech, travel, and more)



Are you an organized and dedicated professional looking to grow your payroll career? Are you looking to gain experience coordinating HR functions? If so, the Payroll and HR Administrator position is for you!
Colas Canada is seeking an ambitious Payroll Administrator to join our growing team. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Administrator will manage end-to-end payroll and onboarding documentation for multiple employee groups. You will bring motivation, adaptability, and innovation across various payroll and administrative functions. 





  • Process payroll for Colas Canada's Western Canada subsidiaries' salaried employees (approx. 250)
  • Review calculations to ensure accuracy is maintained throughout the payroll cycle
  • Submit Timecards and One-Time Overrides in payroll system (JDE)
  • Submit journal entries and investigate journal issues when necessary
  • Submit payroll for approval and transmit payment file to bank website
  • Transfer payroll reports to appropriate departments
  • Complete Records of Employment for terminated employees
  • Process Interim (off-cycle) payrolls as needed
  • Ensure compliance with all internal and external requirements for payroll
  • Implement features and procedures to enhance the payroll workflow
  • Complete year-end processing (Reconciliation and issuing of T4s)




  • Perform routine enrollment updates with employee perk providers (GoodLife, Maple Virtual Care)
  • Process Invoices
  • Annual Benefits Renewal
  • Service Awards
  • Manage HR inbox, respond to and direct inquiries to appropriate team member 





•    Post-Secondary Degree/diploma in Business Administration or equivalent work experience
•    1-3 years of payroll experience.
•    Highly organized with a strong professionalism and attention to detail 
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong knowledge of Excel (V-Lookups, Pivot Tables, advanced formulas)
•    Experience using JD Edwards or a similar payroll platform
•    Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification or in progress
•    Bilingual French and English is an asset



Amazing opportunities for mobility and career growth:  At Colas, we encourage everyone to reach for their goals by building their own path: providing training tools, new learning programs, and soft skills development initiatives. With a network of subsidiaries across Canada and the Colas Group in over 50 countries worldwide, the opportunities to expand your career are endless.

Great perks: Discounted gym membership? Check. Exclusive deals on restaurants, merchandise, and travel? Check. Get rewarded for your hard work with access to a wide range of employee discounts. 

Benefits and pension from day one: At Colas, we recognize the amazing talent each person brings. We believe such great talent deserves to be rewarded. We provide a comprehensive benefits and pension package, so you can focus on continuing to do your best.  

At Colas, we believe our workforce should reflect the diversity of the communities we connect. By living our core values of Caring, Sharing, and Daring, we welcome all those who help create the links that bring us together. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, disability, marital or family status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.