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Technical writer


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted January 23, 2023.

Build a meaningful career

At LifeWorks, we offer more than career opportunities, we provide career opportunities to make meaningful contributions to people’s lives.  The extraordinary expertise of a more than 7,000-strong workforce is harnessed to support the employees and families of the organizations we serve. Our innovative programs have a lasting impact on the health, financial security and productivity of 24,000 workplaces.

The technical writer is responsible for updating online help documentation and reviewing release notes for our solutions around retirement plan administration. He/she is also responsible for supporting our development teams in their writing, translation and revision needs.


  • Collect changes to our solutions and update the online help to reflect these changes
  • Be the guardian of the norms and standards of writing and formatting of the online help and the release notes of our solutions. (Ensure standards are established, documented, and enforced)
  • Support teams in their writing, translation (English and French) and editing needs
  • Tailor all writing to its target audience
  • Ensure consistency of our documentation, use of correct terms and adaptation to the realities of each language or country
  • Participate in the planning of deliverables by iteration (Agile)
  • Break down the work to be done into user stories to facilitate planning and follow-up
  • Work closely with the IT business analysts to understand the changes to our solutions and ensure that the online help documentation adequately reflects them
  • Utilize technology tools required for collaboration, planning, tracking, updates and archiving of online help in code. (MadCap suite, ADO, GIT, TFS, Excel, Visio, Teams, Word, Power Point,)

To be successful as a Technical Writer, the candidate must possess the following skills:

  • A degree or equivalent, preferably in a concentration on writing in English and French, or in a technical field such as computer science
  • Fluent in both French and English, oral and written
  • Be extremely rigorous and meticulous
  • Have a very good working method
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to adapt and work in harmony with others
  • Ability to understand and use current computer technologies
  • The following will be considered assets:
    • Have experience writing and/or doing code
    • Experience with MadCap, ADO, TFS, GIT, Visio
    • Experience with pension plans


Where permitted by law, LifeWorks employees must be fully immunized to access a LifeWorks office or customer premises.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

Fulfilling work that matters

LifeWorks is in the business of helping organizations help their people and in the process, we strive to elevate ours. We're always looking for talented professionals and strategic leaders looking to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We appreciate the interest of every applicant; however, we contact only those selected for an interview.

At LifeWorks, we are committed to putting our people first.  Our priority is to optimize the health and productivity of our people.  In light of COVID-19, our company continues to monitor the global situation and following local guidance in each of our communities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees.  Safety is our highest priority, and while the goal is to ultimately return to the office, we are currently working remotely and are connecting with candidates through virtual interviews, recruitment events, and information sessions.  We are excited to connect with you virtually, and look forward to receiving your application.