Investment Compensation Analyst in Waterloo, Ontario


We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The opportunity

As an integral part of the Global Rewards team, the Investment Compensation Analyst will report to the AVP, Investment Compensation and provide research, analytical, and execution support to the Investment Compensation team. Activities to be undertaken by the Analyst include global market surveys and benchmarking, analytics and reporting, quantitative and qualitative analysis of compensation policies and practices, investment compensation program administration and design, and annual compensation cycles. The ideal candidate for this position is flexible, responsible, and able to thrive in a challenging environment, working effectively as part of a team and independently on projects spanning multiple functions and partners. Additionally, the candidate should be diligent, action-oriented, and enthusiastic about leveraging technology for scale and process efficiencies.

This position provides significant opportunities for career growth and skills development in HR and compensation.


  • Assist with all aspects of the compensation survey management process with third-party survey providers (e.g., Aon/McLagan) and internal business partners. This includes job matching, compiling data submission files, ensuring timely and accurate submissions of data for surveys, and analyzing results.

  • Research and analyze market data and compensation trends with Compensation and HR business partners.

  • Support compensation cycles, including pre-launch UAT testing, and bonus accrual reporting.

  • Prepare analyses and presentations for compensation reviews in a variety of business contexts, including for compensation cycles, new hires, leavers, transfers, and promotions.

  • Assist with the design and administration of standard Manulife base salary, annual incentive, and deferred compensation programs.

  • With Investment Compensation team colleagues, support the design and administration of investment team-specific programs, including revenue sharing and investment bonus plans, carried interest, employee co-investments, and the loan program. Includes maintaining accurate and current records in third-party administration systems (e.g., EWM Global)

  • Connect with business leaders, functional partners in tax, legal, finance, payroll, and broader HR, and employees on the various compensation programs and offerings.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement of compensation data/structure/design.

  • Lead ad hoc compensation projects.

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.

  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.

  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.

  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for

  • Post-secondary degree and/or the equivalent combination of education/experience/training.

  • 0-3 years’ experience in Human Resources and Compensation with a broad business knowledge.

  • Experience supporting investment management teams, or general interest in the investment industry.

  • Direct experience with investment team compensation programs (including carried interest), major survey providers such as McLagan, enterprise HR systems such as Workday, and third-party administrators such as EWM Global, a plus.

  • Strong technical proficiency, with excellent Excel skills

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to interpret and apply HR and compensation-related rules and regulations.

  • Strong customer focus and excellent communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work to meet time-based deliverables.

  • Ability to work with highly confidential information with professionalism and tact.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.

  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.

  • A focus on growing your career path with us.

  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.

  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first cultureWe lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.

  • Boundless opportunityWe create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.

  • Continuous innovationWe invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.

  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and InclusionWe foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

  • Championing Corporate CitizenshipWe build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.


About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process . All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Toronto, Ontario

Salary range is expected to be between

$60,000.00 CAD – $100,000.00 CAD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.

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