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Technical Writer

​​​​Agricorp is looking for a Technical Writer to join the Communication department in the Strategic Management and Communication division. The Communication department plans and implements internal and external communication strategies to support the organization's day-to-day activities, strategic projects and initiatives.

The Role

The Technical Writer works with management, staff and project teams across the organization to design and document information in the form of user guides, policies and standard operating procedures. In this role you will:

  • Develop user-oriented system documentation in line with established documentation standards and templates
  • Gather, analyze, test, validate and synthesize complex information from various internal/external sources to design and produce technical documents
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with senior managers, project teams, subject matter experts and other stakeholders
  • Develop detailed work plans to ensure technical writing deliverables are produced within project timelines
  • Provide peer technical editing, copy-editing, and proofreading support to the Communications team
  • Recommend technological solutions and industry best practices to streamline work and manage content

Job status: Permanent
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph


  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g., English or business) or a combination degree/diploma in technical writing and equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in technical writing
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills to test, validate and synthesize complex information, and design and produce technical documents
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing to elicit and capture meaningful information from diverse stakeholders and sources
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs including word processing, spreadsheet, diagramming, database, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, MadCap Flare HTML, XML and CSS
  • Society of Technical Communications (STC) or Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) membership an asset
  • Experience in the insurance or financial services industry is an asset
  • Familiarity with business process modelling (BPMN 2.0) is an asset

Key Competencies

  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high-quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links and analyses information and situations by breaking them down into component parts, and identifying patterns, connections and underlying issues
  • Communication – Listens to others and communicates effectively, fostering open communication
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Teamwork and collaboration – Works cooperatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the organization to achieve group and organizational objectives 


As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.


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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.