Why should you kick start your career with us?
If you are looking into a career in retail, working in store operations is the perfect way to kick start this career. Our Student opportunities and New Graduate Incentive Program allows candidates the opportunity to develop new skills alongside thriving in a hands-on, results driven environment.
Not only do you get to learn every aspect of running a store, you are well paid to do so. To be clear, we are not offering a classroom learning program. In both roles, our candidates are hands on, pragmatic people who use their initiative to learn from the best and lead from the front. Whilst it helps to have worked in retail before and maybe led a team in the past; we are really after people hungry to learn the ins and outs of a retail store and keen to test their skills in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
If you are hungry for it, you will be given high levels of accountability and the freedom to act autonomously, as quickly as you are ready. There is always something to do and a complex problem to work through. You will never be bored, and we believe that we provide a perfect environment for you to apply classroom learning into a real life environment.
You will work hard, and you will get your hands dirty. You will also be able to test your planning and organization skills, hone your multi-tasking proficiency, and work alongside experienced managers to help you develop and expand your leadership toolkit. You will also get to develop your competency to work respectfully, knowledgeably and effectively in the communities in northern Canada, where you not only work but also live.
If you are interested in building a career in retail, then we currently have two opportunities for you to consider:
Our temporary student contract positions are perfect for students looking to gain valuable experience in the retail industry while they are still studying. You will have the opportunity to earn and save money while working and living in distant locations across northern Canada, either during your summer break (May to September) or while studying online through remote learning methods. We offer flexibility in our contract terms, offering anything from 3 to 12-month contracts.
You will become an essential part of our hardworking retail team and help us make a difference in our stores and communities. To be successful, you need to be customer-driven, a great team player and have the capability to jump in and get involved in both the store and the community on arrival. In return, you will be provided with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including food and housing allowances.
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If you are interested in building a career in retail management and have graduated within the last 2 years, we have an exciting program for you.
Our Graduate Incentive Program offers recent university and college graduates with a significant financial incentive on top of their pay and benefits based on the terms of the program. Candidates who are entered in the program are also provided with subsidized food and housing. This is an amazing opportunity to be trained in retail management, develop a long term career with a stable employer, while gaining meaningful compensation that you can use to aid your education investment to date or to help you save for your future.
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Our eye-catching produce departments provide an array of fresh fruit and vegetables, and are key to healthy eating in the north. We make value-added items, like cut veggies and fruit cups, each day. These quick, nutritious snacks are always winners with our customers. Produce department teams are expert at displays and making the most of their highly perishable product.
Our meat departments anchor our customers’ shopping trips. We offer chicken, pork, beef, fish and seafood in both fresh and frozen cases. In many stores, we make value-added items, like stir-fry strips and breaded cutlets, to give our customers quick, nutritious supper options. Meat department teams specialize in safe food handling and get creative with cross-merchandised and seasonal displays.
The grocery department is the largest department in the store. In “center store,” customers find all their packaged and canned goods, baking staples, cereals, etc. The grocery department also includes frozen and dairy items like milk, cheese and yogurt. Grocery department teams are efficient and organized, making sure shelves are stocked, product is priced and sale items are flagged.
C-Store & Gas Service
C is for convenience, and our customers can always run into our C-Stores to grab a snack, coffee or a couple of items. There are quick meals like sandwiches and pizza, and some C-Stores have gas pumps. C-Store teams focus on the friendly, in-and-out service that customers are looking for.
From socks to snowmobiles, our General Merchandise departments have it all. Though small in size, GM departments are big in meeting our customers’ needs (and wants) with an ever-changing assortment. General Merchandise teams keep the necessities flowing, move with the seasons and are great at helping customers find just the right item.
To our customers, the Admin Department is “the office.” Critical to life in the north, the Admin Department provides financial services, cheque cashing, money transfers, tax preparation and financing on major purchases, like ATVs. Some locations have Canada Post outlets and some offer lottery. Admin Department teams thrive on accurate, process-driven and confidential service.
Deli/HMR & Bakery
Deli & Home Meals
Is there such a thing as “home meal replacement?” Our customers think so and so do we. For busy-day dinners and quick lunches, there’s nothing like the convenience of prepared meals, sandwiches and snacks fresh-made in the deli. We offer thaw-and-serve products and hot items, like chicken, pizza and Chinese food, hot and ready-to-go. Our Deli/HMR/Bakery teams are expert food handlers who know how to solve hungry in a hurry.
Tim Hortons & Branded Food Service
You don’t have to live in the city to get Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut and KFC. Many of our stores run branded outlets, using their recipes and products to give our northern customers the same fast-food taste. Food Service teams know how to make some of the most popular food brands in the country.