Data Science

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Every day, huge amounts of data are generated by business, scientific, and social activity taking place all around us. With data coming from sensors, digital images, streaming video, satellite and medical imagery, and from interactions with cloud computing, data-driven approaches to decision making are being applied in areas as diverse as medicine, business, advertising, and entertainment.



Title: IT Capability Development Lead

Duration: 4 months, with possibility of extension

Office location: AVIVA Canada, Ontario

Work mode: Hybrid - 2 days in the office

Start date: September 2024

Interview period: July 2024


Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, lifestyle, and business insurance to 2.5 million customers. As a subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a sustainable future for our people, our customers, our communities and our planet. In 2021, Aviva plc announced Aviva’s global ambition to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040. At Aviva, we recognize all of our people as individuals and strive to ensure that everyone’s contribution matters. Realizing this promise means making sure we hire the right people for the right roles.


The IT Capability Development Lead is responsible for supporting IT with the skills needed today and for tomorrow by ensuring our people have dynamic learning solutions to develop capabilities needed to execute Aviva Canada’s strategic priorities and to adapt to emerging market needs.



  • Develop, implement, monitor and continuously improve IT’s learning and development strategy ensuring achievement of all critical initiatives
  • Deliver the annual learning curriculum to IT
  • Develop, implement and update skills assessments across IT to identify existing skills gaps and support resource fluidity
  • Support implementation of intern and trainee programs 
  • Collaborate and support the leaders across IT to implement development solutions that will build technical capabilities and support career development
  • Design career paths to provide clarity, objectivity and transparency to grow the technical expertise across IT


  • University Degree, College Diploma or equivalent in Business, HR, Learning & Development / Education, Psychology, or in another relevant field
  • 1+ years of related experience in a people management capacity
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in developing organizational learning strategies and learning solutions 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management
  • Capability in e-learning design and development (an asset)
  • Strong business acumen, coupled with excellent project management/facilitation skills
  • Ability to make decisions, use independent judgment, establish priorities, and work effectively on multiple initiatives
  • Experienced in effecting organization and cultural change 
  • Able to have honest and tough conversations with peers, colleagues, and senior leaders
  • Agile and driven to add value to build balanced business capability and drive continuous improvement across IT


Aviva Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during all phases of the hiring process including the application process. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. If you are selected for an interview and require an accommodation, you are encouraged to advise the Talent Acquisition Partner who will consult with you to determine an appropriate accommodation.


To be considered, submit your resume (3 pages max.) and all transcripts to as separate PDF documents and include "RISC-sponsored AVIVA IT Lead | Fall 2024" in the subject line. Submissions that do not comply with this request will not be considered.  

Please note that the duration of the role is 4 months (with possibility of extension) and it will be a full-time commitment. Screening of candidates will start immediately, with interviews held upon the closing of applications. The absolute deadline to submit your documents is July 23, 2024.