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Instructional Designer


This is a Contract position in Calgary, AB posted November 22, 2021.

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™

This is our promise. Not only for our customers, but our employees as well. 

Do you thrive in an innovative and exciting environment that’s continuously evolving? Ceridian is looking for fun, intelligent, team oriented people who believe in our values: Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism, and Agility. Our workplace culture provides empowering programs for career growth and offers diversity and inclusion groups to support every person’s career journey. Ceridian employees have declared Ceridian a Great Place to Work® in 2019, a Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2019, and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 16th consecutive year! 

Find out why Ceridian is such a great place to work.

About the Position:

Are you a tech savvy, educational enthusiast that wants to work in a fast-paced technology environment? If so, Ceridian is looking for a professional Instructional Designer to design and develop engaging learning programs.

The Instructional Designer role is part of a team that is responsible for the design and development of training material for Ceridian’s Global Customer Office. Your cross functional team includes working closely with Learning Business Analysts, Learning Consultants and Knowledge Base Developers. This content is created for our global workforce of over 3000 people for the purposes of onboarding and ongoing development. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with subject matter experts to define required learning objectives and rapidly develop or oversee the development of course materials. They will create courses and learning objects that can be used in the LMS (Dayforce Learning) as e-Learning or classroom settings. This position operates in a dynamic environment with regular introductions of new product functionality, processes, and changes to methodologies. 


  • Design and develop learning content to engage learners, to facilitate behavior change and/or knowledge transfer. Learning content may include eLearning courses, job aids and presentations, to be delivered via the LMS, instructor-led or virtual instructor led, as appropriate. 
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify target audience’s training needs.
  • Translate training needs into learning objectives and create solutions to address them.
  • Visualize and create instructional graphics.
  • Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design. 
  • Create supporting instructional material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.).
  • Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course.
  • Manage multiple ongoing and term projects concurrently, delivering high quality deliverable on time.
  • Maintain courseware with ongoing changes to Ceridian’s products and processes.
  • Work successfully independently and as a team member.


  • Innate curiosity to determine and communicate the use of software solutions; previous work experience developing software solutions training.
  • Formal training in adult learning principles, content development or 1-3 years equivalent work experience. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with a variety of subject matter experts. 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide context to product functionality. 
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
  • Experience planning lessons and course curriculum. 
  • Experience documenting or explaining the use of functional application courseware. 
  • Experience using a variety of content development software tools. Experience with the following tools is an asset:Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360, Camtasia, EnableNow, PowerPoint, Word, Vyond.
  • Ability to travel, if required, to Ceridian locations world-wide once travel bans have been lifted and it’s safe to do so.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Ceridian combines the excitement of a startup environment, with the growth opportunities of a large organization. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success.  

Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace all individuals and what makes them unique. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on award winning projects!

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.