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Build your career with the thrill of a startup, but within the structure of a regulated industry.

Why us

We are a small but mighty team and pension plan for almost 10,000 workplace insurance and safety employees in Ontario. We are dedicated to delivering on our defined benefit pension promise to our members.

Our team is being handpicked for their experience, personalities, different perspectives, and commitment to our values – this is what we believe makes us great.

We do things differently. We want you to work independently but know you have a supportive team to back you up. And if that is not enough for you, here is a glimpse into some of the norms we’ve established as a team: 

Our core hours are between 8:30 and 4:30 – that’s when we expect others to read and respond to our emails or attend meetings.

Individually, we might choose to adjust our hours to reflect our remote work realities.

No agenda, no attenda.

We provide agendas in the meeting invitation so people can decide if they need to attend. If we don’t provide an agenda, we don’t expect people to attend.

We block time to get our work done, and we respect each other’s blocked time.

That means we don’t shoehorn in “quick” meetings or phone calls or other interruptions.

Me time, not we time, on Friday afternoons.

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we do what we need to do, solo. We will ask our partners to find alternate times to meet – we’re that serious about preserving this meeting-free block of time.

All voices matter here
What I respect most about working with WISE Trust is that all voices matter here. We are building a culture that reflects our values and promotes a safe space to have authentic conversations across all levels. Every member of the team is dedicated to achieving individual and company-wide milestones, and we have fun along the way!
Amna
Passion for pensions, and people
I am grateful for being able to balance between family and career at WISE Trust, especially during a pandemic when life is full of uncertainty and my family routine requires extra attention from me. I credit our Board of Trustees, Chief Pension Officer, and colleagues for creating and maintaining a great workplace environment and culture, where we are not only passionate about pensions, but also people.
Fumiko
The best of both worlds
You can enjoy all of the advantages of a startup, with enterprise grade structure, processes, and quality, which creates a healthy, productive, and rewarding work environment. It sets everyone up for success.
Vivi
A forward-thinking place to work
New ideas and ways of doing things are more than just welcomed here, they are sought after. It is easy to share your ideas because everyone has an open mind.
Amanda
We are a strong (virtual) team
Being fully virtual for this long has been different than I expected. I credit the team for making the effort to build connections, relationships, and effective ways of working during a pandemic that will serve us well into the future. I am looking forward to the day we can all meet in-person!
Rhonda
A once-in-a-career opportunity to break new ground
I am magnetized by opportunities and environments where I get to help build things from the ground up. Our supportive and open work-hard, celebrate-hard culture motivates me through the challenges and helps me grow on a daily basis. It’s so rewarding to get to do all of this while delivering on our pension promise.
Valerie

Who’s running the show?

We are proud of our Board of Trustees and Chief Pension Officer and Plan Manager because they are thoughtful and passionate about both pensions and people.

Our hiring process

We build our team deliberately and we are conscious about who we ask to join us. When we look for a new team member, we are looking for not only someone who shares our values, but also has a diversity of opinion. We want people to bring new ideas that will help create a better experience for our team and our pension plan members.  That is why our hiring process is so thorough:

  1. Apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to an open position
  2. If you are selected, you will be contacted for a phone screen with HR
  3. Our shortlisted candidates will then be scheduled for an interview with HR and the Hiring Manager
  4. There may be a second interview with some of our Trustees or our CPO, depending on the position
  5. We will ask you for three to eight references
  6. We will give you at least two current or former employees of WISE Trust – you should do a reference check on us too!
  7. A background screening will be completed (we are handling other people’s money, so this step is really important to us)
  8. If you are the selected candidate, we will make it official!

Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all employees have the opportunity to contribute and grow personally and professionally, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, family status or background. Our differences allow us to bring various perspectives to the work we do.

Here are some things that our team has said about diversity and inclusion:

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