One of the most unique aspects of our stores and the communities that we serve, is that we love to hire pairs of people. Siblings, friends, roommates, spouses, cousins... you name it, we like it.
We hire pairs to fill roles at all levels, including Store Managers, Department Managers, Supervisors, and Associates. We encourage one of you to apply to the role that best suits you. Click apply now below and identify who's coming with you. If you're a successful applicant, the Recruiter that you engage with will speak with both of you individually.
We find that people who come to the North together, succeed together. It makes the transition and lifestyle changes so much easier when you have someone familiar to share the experience with. Of course you will always be accepted in the community, but it is nice to have a familiar face while you adapt to being away from family and friends back home.
As a team, you'll be assigned to a store and each given your own career paths - but you'll stick together throughout (unless you tell us otherwise). It's a unique opportunity to grow your careers together, while having the adventure of a lifetime in Canada's great northern regions.
To be successful we look for people who are adaptable, have great customer service skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to lead from all levels. We want people who have an interest in learning about other cultures, and who demonstrate empathy and respect for the various communities that we serve across northern Canada.
If you and your dynamic duo feel you have what it takes, we would like to hear from you.
Meet our Team
Nadine & Stephen - Jumping at Opportunity
We're looking for dynamic people who are passionate about retail and customer service and are eager to experience new cultures. It takes special people to do this job. Try us!
Spencer & Kate - Dynamic Duo
We look for passionate and customer driven employees who want to take the time to get to know their customers personally and become a valued member of the community.
We offer once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
This isn't just a career, it's a lifestyle.
- Competitive salaries
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Generous allowances for food and housing (a great opportunity to save)
- Employee discounts within stores and with select partners
- Paid training
Best of all, we offer job stability in permanent full-time placements, the opportunity to see and experience different communities, and personalized career growth. We have a deep track record of developing people into their full potential.
Joining as a dynamic duo means residual expenses are fully shared. With a guarantee that you both have full-time hours, the opportunity to save is unparalleled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - Learning
After you have submitted your interest through and online application, if selected, your will be invited to attend and information session. Here you will learn who we are, where we are located, our unique business model, and what life is really like in our remote locations.
Assessment Stage - Who are you?
If you believe the opportunity is right for you, an online assessment called Wonderlic will be sent to you to complete as part of our pre-employment process. Our recruiters will also set up some time to speak to you remotely, to ask some practical questions about your background and experience. Selected candidates will need to submit references and complete a criminal record check.
Interview Stage - Showcase!
Once you have completed and passed our assessment stage, you will be scheduled to speak with one or more members of our Store Operations team ranging from Store Managers to Director of Sales and Operations. This is your chance to showcase your knowledge and experience in the retail industry. You will also be able to ask direct questions of our Store Operations team about life in northern Canada and what it is like to be a Northern or NorthMart employee.
Final Stage - New Adventure
If everything goes well, we would provide you with a formal employment offer before we complete the final process steps, which will include a fitness to work medical. Once this is all taken care of, we will book your flights and you will become a critical part of our Store Operations team!