You may have worked in retail before, but you've never experienced anything like working for a Northern/NorthMart store. It is a job like no other. We are a resilient and adaptable team. We roll our sleeves up and keep the store running as efficiently as possible. Our priority is to add value to the communities in which we live and work by providing the best selections of products and services we can with a unique set of challenges. Working in community can be tough, but we support each other. A positive attitude and being respectful of others is definitely our strength.
We have many exciting opportunities to build a stable and meaningful career as part of an organization that rewards hard work and passion.
Northern and NorthMart have a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world. The company traces its roots back to 1668 with many of our stores located in Northern Canada having been in operation for over 200 years. Today these northern stores serve communities with populations from 500 to 8,000. A typical store is 7,500 square feet in size and offers food, family apparel, housewares, appliances, outdoor products, and services such as post offices, income tax return preparation, quick service prepared food, commercial business sales, money transfers, and cheque cashing.
Meet our Team
What it Takes
From stocking our shelves, serving food, or managing a store, we are always thinking about our customers and the community we serve. Customer-driven, passion, enterprise, accountability, trust, and personal balance are the Core Principles that keep us motivated. Watch the video and find out what it takes to be part of our team.
Who we're looking for
Our stores are located in remote regions of Northern Canada, providing essential needs and services in underserved areas of our country. Our employees are passionate about retail and customer service, willing to get involved in our communities and learn about new cultures and experiences. We look for driven and entrepreneurial people to embrace challenges and hard work but are also able to adapt to a rural and outdoor lifestyle.
Where are Northern and NorthMart stores located?
We have over 140 retail stores located in small rural and distant communities in northern regions of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories.
How many hours will I be working?
In our environment, it is not uncommon for our salaried management employees to have long hours or work weeks, therefore, the compensation package you would be offered if successful, including the Gross Salary, will reflect the managerial effort required of you and represent payment for all hours you will have to work to complete your duties. Our full-time hourly employees are contracted to work 40 hours a week, which will also likely include evening and weekend work.
Where are your vacancies? Do I have location choice?
We recruit and hire all year around. While we consider personal preference, depending on your skills & experience, operational requirements and store availability, we will assign you to a store where we believe you will be the most successful.
Do you offer a relocation package?
Depending on the opportunity, we provide a comprehensive relocation package for you and any immediate family members who may have been approved to travel with you.
What departments make up a Northern and NorthMart Store?
To learn more about the different departments that can make an Northern and NorthMart store, check out the Our Departments section on any of our job pages for further details.
What type of medical services are offered in the community?
The vast majority of the communities in which we operate have nursing station facilities, where medical services are provided on a rotational basis by doctors and dentists. Very few communities would have a hospital, however, when required, the province or territory in which you would reside will provide access to medical services.
What are you looking for in a new hire?
To learn more about what it takes to be successful in one of our Store roles, check out the individual job positions pages to find out more.
What options are there for my family? Can we bring our Pets?
We welcome the opportunity to hire couples or family members who are legally eligible to work. For younger family members, it’s important to connect with the local school/daycare of the specific community.
Some communities do not allow pets or only allow a max of 2 pets, due to housing and accommodation restrictions. Very few would have access to veterinary services.
What type of training will be provided?
Whenever possible, Store Managers and Department Managers will commence their foundational training at our Winnipeg training facility; after which they will continue their training program within our store operations. Supervisors will be trained at their store and learn on the job with oversight from the store management team.
Do you offer any employee benefits?
Yes! We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program and allowances for both food and accommodation. Further information will be provided to you during the hiring process.
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