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 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.
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!