It’s full steam ahead in Canada’s cannabis sector, with reports of consumer demand reaching and breaching industry expectations within the first week of legalization.
October continued the trend of exuberance in development of the nation’s new cannabis retail infrastructure, virtually matching the previous month’s record-breaking volume of new cannabis job listings.
Corporate and tech roles
Intermediate roles are the most abundant among corporate listings this month, but a few entry-level opportunities have made it onto the boards.
Business development coordinators are needed at Ascent Industries in Maple Ridge, B.C., and at a licensed producer in Toronto. Also in Toronto, Lift & Co. seeks an account executive, a project manager, and two product marketing managers.
Analysts are in demand in Vancouver and Toronto. A business development analyst is needed at Emerald Health Therapeutics in Vancouver, as well as an investor relations analyst at Harvest One. In Toronto, a sales intelligence analyst is needed at Aphria.
A communications manager is needed at Sundial Growers Inc. in Calgary, Alta.
In public sector roles, the government of Nunavut seeks an assistant deputy minister of fiscal management overseeing the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission, while Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis seeks a records management supervisor in St. Albert, Alta.
Farming and production
In senior production roles, a licensed producer on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. seeks a master grower, Sundial Growers seeks a production manager for their facility in Olds, Alta., and Natura Naturals seeks a greenhouse labour supervisor for their facility in Leamington, Ont.
While few intermediate production roles were posted this month — including an experienced grower at 7 Acres in Tiverton, Ont., and a production specialist at Breathing Green Solutions in Wentworth, N.S. — the vast majority of recent production opportunities have been entry-level positions in farming, trimming, and packaging.
Harvest team members are also needed at the Peace Naturals facility in Stayner, Ont., as well as at Aurora in Nisku, Alta., and in British Columbia at United Greeneries in Duncan, at Tilray in Nanaimo, and at The Flowr Corporation in Kelowna.
Packaging workers are likewise in demand throughout B.C.: at United Greeneries in Duncan, at Tilray in Nanaimo, at Farm Dispensary in Vancouver, and at The Flowr Corporation in Kelowna. Packagers are also needed at Aurora in Nisku, Alta., and at The Hacienda Co. in Toronto.
Muskoka Grown is hiring for three roles: grow technician, sanitation facilitator, and and technical support specialist. To apply for a position in person, applicants can visit Muskoka Grown at the Muskoka Natural Food Market in Bracebridge, Ont. on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sales and distribution
Entry-level retail opportunities remain high in volume, with sales reps needed nationwide.
Multiple cannabis retail openings are available at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in Richmond, B.C. Sales representatives are needed at Emerald Health Therapeutics and Anandia Labs, both in Vancouver.
A customer service representative is needed at Nova Cannabis in Edmonton, Alta.
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is hiring 18 cannabis consultants for their retail store in Kamloops, B.C., while francophone part-time and full-time cannabis consultants are needed at Société Québécoise du Cannabis in Montreal.
In intermediate positions, sales coordinators are needed in Vancouver at Emerald Health Therapeutics, in Saskatoon at Cannica Wholesale, and anywhere in Canada for a virtual remote position at Cannabiz Media.
Société Québécoise du Cannabis seeks a director/branch manager and an assistant director/branch manager, while a VP of sales is being sought by Keirton Inc in Surrey, B.C., and by The Leadership Agency in Toronto.
Clinical services, research, and laboratory roles
Harvest Medicine seeks a medical office assistant/receptionist in Calgary, Alta. Cannabis counsellors are needed at Canadian Cannabis Clinics in Medicine Hat, Alta., while MD Connected seeks a medical cannabis educator in Toronto. A lead licensed practical nurse is sought by Nalanda Health in Calgary, Alta.
In Mississauga, Inflamax Research has posted an open call for clinical trial volunteers to be compensated up to $1,350 to participate in their Ontario research study.
Open call for resumes
For those keen to join Canada’s cannabis workforce, Cannabis At Work has posted an open call for resumes from any applicants who would like to be considered for suitable positions across the country. If you haven’t found the perfect cannabis job, the perfect cannabis job might find you.
As always, for the most up-to-date listings check your local classified resources, and national job boards such as Cannabis At Work, SimplyHired, Indeed, and the Government of Canada’s online job bank. And of course, check jobs.lift.co for opportunities to join the Lift & Co. team.