Whether you sign on at a Northern or NorthMart, it will be your store. Because we operate in remote communities, you’ll have the freedom to make the operation your own—and become the face of North West in your new home community.
If you’re an energetic hands-on leader with plenty of drive, you couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. What’s important to you? Inspiring and developing your team’s talent? Contributing meaningfully to a community’s well-being? Knowing your customers’ names and faces? Ensuring food security in the north? Beating your sales month after month? All of the above, we hope, because our Store Managers do it all. They handle the typical tasks of managing a store, plus plenty of situations that you just don’t see in a southern chain. Our Store Managers are enterprising, engaging problem-solvers who work hard, care deeply and reap the rewards of both.
If you’re looking for a career that offers big challenges and big rewards, APPLY TODAY!
Ready to make the north your home?
We ask a lot from our Store Managers, but we give a lot, too. Our office teams in Winnipeg are set up to support you in any way you need.
You’ll work directly with a District Manager who is always available with guidance gained from their own experience working with our stores.
As well, many Store Managers connect with each other and share ideas, advice and a bit of friendly competition.
If you’re interested in living and working in the north and up for the challenge of running your own store, here are a few more good reasons to join us.
Store Managers receive an excellent compensation package of pay and benefits, and you’ll share in your store’s profits, which translates into significant financial rewards on top of your salary. We offer generous subsidies for food and housing. With minimal living expenses, you’ll have the opportunity to save substantially for the future.
We offer a competitive vacation program, starting with four weeks of vacation annually, and training is available in our Winnipeg facility along with support and opportunities for developing your career. Many of our Store Managers go on to managing larger stores or working in our support office.
If you have transferable skills, like customer service or team leadership in another industry, we would love to speak with you. Retail experience is helpful, but not a requirement. We provide training to all new hires.
Are you a couple? Friends, siblings or just two colleagues who get along really well? We are always willing to consider enthusiastic applicants who want to join us as a team. Work and explore a new community together!
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 – 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, take a fitness-to-work medical and we’ll book your flight. Welcome to the Northern/NorthMart team!