When you get right down to it, a successful store is a well-run blend of successful departments. Are you ready to take on a department of your own? Department Managers make a real difference to a store’s look, feel and profit—and it’s a great feeling to own your piece of the operation.

If you’re ready to lead, plan, get your hands a little dirty and tap into your creativity, then you’re ready to run a department. Your work will be interesting and varied. You could be merchandising, ordering, planning a special event, serving customers, receiving deliveries, guiding your team, scheduling or taking charge of the store when the Store Manager is away. You get the idea! It’s the perfect job for people who are enthusiastic, energetic and results-driven.

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Our environment is a little different than others. You'll handle challenges that are unique to northern communities, such as weather-delayed shipments or deliveries arriving via all sorts of transport. But, you’ll be part of a team that knows how to get the job done and you’ll experience the rewards of living in a northern community.

The scenery is breathtaking, outdoor activities are right out your backdoor, the air is clean and—with a respectful, learning attitude—you will have the rare opportunity to get to know your customers personally, and experience cultural and community life.

Department Managers receive an excellent compensation package of pay and benefits, including four weeks vacation, as well as generously subsidized food and housing. This provides a meaningful opportunity to save for your future.

Whether you have retail experience or transferable skills from another industry, we offer first-rate training at our Winnipeg facility as well as support from successful operators. We want you to succeed, both now and as you grow your capabilities and career. Many of our Department Managers go on to become Store Managers or Department Managers at larger stores. 

Are you a couple? Friends, siblings or just two colleagues who get along really well? We are always willing to consider people who would be a great fit for our stores and want to join as a team.  Work and explore a new community together.

Our Departments

Department - Produce



Our produce departments provide unique fruit and vegetables to the markets they serve. We get input from customers and order to their needs. Our value-added items are made in-house each day. Our customers love the fresh cut veggies and fruit packaged for quick and easy eating.

Department - Meat



Our meat departments are very important to our customers. The team ensures that product is displayed and priced to sell to customers. Meat includes chicken, pork, and beef as well as fish and seafood in the fresh and frozen cases.

Department - Grocery



The grocery department is the largest in the store. It is where we display, price, and promote packaged items and dry goods such as can items, cereals, and non-refrigerated drinks. The grocery department also includes frozen and dairy items like milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Department - C-Store


C-Store & Gas Service

We offer our customers the chance to do a quick shop in our C-Stores. They can grab a snack or coffee and quick meals like sandwiches and pizza. Some locations offer fuel services as well.

Department - General Merchandise

General Merchandise

General Merchandise

Working in General Merchandise means you get to work with everything from small to big ticket items. Fishing gear to boats, clothing to appliances, and electronics to snowmobiles. You get to display, talk to customers about their needs, and learn about the new items coming to the store.

Department - Admin Office

Admin Office

Admin Office

Our admin department provides many important services to our customers. Some locations have Canada Post outlets and process all mail for the community. Other locations have lottery. All stores provide money transfer services, personal tax preparation, and provide financing for making big purchases like a new ATV.

Department - Deli/HMR & Bakery

Deli/HMR & Bakery

Deli & Home Meals

Our customers enjoy the convenience of prepared meals, sandwiches, and snacks we make in our deli. We have a variety of thaw and serve products and we cook hot items like chicken, pizza, and Chinese cuisine.

Department - Food Service

Food Service

Tim Hortons & Branded Food Service

Many of our communities enjoy the connection to food brands they recognize like Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut, and KFC. These brands have their own recipes and products that they serve. Our associates learn how to prepare some of the most popular food brands in the country.

Comprehensive Training

Management new hires get hands-on training at our NWC Training Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our training program is made up of a wide range of operational modules and leadership courses to ensure you have the skills and knowledge you need before heading up to your store. We also offer an excellent cultural awareness course to help anyone new to the north build positive relationships in your new store community.

How to become one of our team


Preliminary Stage - Get to know us

If your online application is selected, you’ll be invited to an information session where you’ll learn more about who we are, where we are located, our unique business model and what life is really like in the communities we serve.


Assessment Stage - Who are you?

We’ll send you an online assessment so you can tell us about your leadership potential and just how you fit our Store Management profile. Our recruiters will set up some time to speak to you remotely about your background and experience. If you’re selected, you’ll be asked to submit references and complete a criminal record check.


Interview Stage - Showcase!

Showcase your knowledge, leadership and unique skills—and meet some of the operations team—when you attend your in-person or virtual interview. If you’re meeting in Winnipeg, you’ll also get a tour of the NWC Training Centre.


Final Stage - New Adventure

Accept our offer and we’ll book your flight. Welcome to the Northern/NorthMart team!

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