Instructional Designer

  • Location: Ellicom | Toronto
  • Job Code: 1624
  • Number of jobs available: 1

As Canadian leader in the field of online learning (e-learning), ellicom designs efficient training strategies that are interactive and learner-centered. Since 2002, we have developed state-of-the-art expertise in the use of learning technologies. We offer customized consulting services and support for the design and implementation of training programs of all kinds (including online training, classroom training, blended learning, serious games, gamification, social learning, and simulations).

We provide our clients with a multidisciplinary team of over 90 passionate professionals who have worked on over 350 projects for a large clientele in Quebec, Canada, and internationally. In recent years, our major clients have included Air Canada, Sobeys, Intact Insurance, the Canadian Development Bank, Bombardier, Total, the SAQ (Quebec liquor board), Desjardins Group, and UNICEF.

In response to its exponential growth, ellicom is looking for the best instructional designers to join its Montreal team.

As manager of the design process, the Instructional Designer will oversee the originality and quality of our instructional solutions. They will use their expertise and theoretical knowledge to lead their team, act as an advisor to clients, and provide innovative design strategies.

If the idea of leading a variety of stimulating projects with ambitious timelines in fields as diverse as aviation, banking, health, and ballistic analysis appeals to you, read the description below.



Provide your instructional expertise to clients and take charge of projects as a training expert, from preparing the proposal to deploying and implementing the solution, including:

  • Performing needs analysis
  • Conducting task analysis
  • Developing training strategies
  • Producing knowledge and content maps
  • Working with subject-matter experts
  • Designing blended architectures
  • Designing creative concepts
  • Designing and reviewing instructional scenarios and activities
  • Designing assessment systems
  • Writing and validating storyboards
  • Coordinating various instructional resources
  • Performing quality assurance on instructional deliverables
  • Assisting clients during training deployment and planning implementation, if necessary
  • Participating in drafting proposals
  • Advising clients in the selection and implementation of learning strategies
  • Providing an excellent client experience

In addition to this responsibilities, the Instructional Designer will frequently interact with clients and subject-matter experts.




Five years of relevant experience minimum

A specialization (change management, mobile, simulation, assessment, etc.)

A degree in a related field (a Master’s degree is an asset)

Consulting experience


Qualified with significant experience in instructional design (at least 5 years, plus experience in a role that requires client interaction) and university studies in a related field (Educational Technology, for example).

Good communicator with both clients, as part of needs analyses and any other interaction, as well as with internal collaborators, as part of their regular exchanges. The designer is transparent and shares information to ensure that all parties involved are on the same page.

Results-oriented and able to navigate a variety of projects simultaneously while knowing how to find the balance between perfection and respecting budgets and timelines.

Leader with a reputation for being a leader and someone who can take on this role with both clients and their team.

Passionate and driven by their fundamental knowledge of theories and techniques in instructional design, their skills with online learning technologies (authoring tools, mobile, LMS, SCORM standards, etc.), their understanding of trends and best practices in user experience (UX), and their curiosity about new trends in education.

We have two open positions, one in Toronto and one in Montreal.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Ellicom.



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