Job Description

As a member of the Construction Crew, you will assist in the execution of The North West Company’s (NWC) construction projects, as administered by the NWC Chief Development Office. In your role, you are on-site as part of the NWC construction crew, working alongside trades and sub-contractors, to complete the projects in an efficient and economical manner. If you are hard-working, reliable, and committed to quality and productivity – this role is for you!

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.

Your Role:

  • Assist in delivering the project as per plan in accordance with NWC standards and specifications;
  • Participate in Tool Box Talks daily and communicate any safety concerns;
  • Load and unload construction materials, and move them to work areas; clean up materials;
  • Track your timesheets, and all other administrative forms as required;
  • Ensure project scope and schedule is executed;
  • Advise Foreman of any variances to schedule and/or material issues;
  • Contribute to on-site day-to-day operations for NWC projects;
  • Travel to site with required tools and equipment and help manage inventory and materials;
  • Aid in receiving and consolidation of freight/deliveries (winter road and sealift);
  • Install store fixtures and equipment as per NWC store layout;
  • Work with Store Operations during construction;
  • Execute on phasing plans and work details of the project;
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment, and comply with all Health & Safety regulations;
  • Take direction from and support foreman; and
  • Advise Foreman of any operational requests/changes to project scope or phasing, as identified by Store Operations.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum experience of 2 years in construction is an asset;
  • Certified Journeyperson/Red Seal required;
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 - 60lbs;
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding up to 20ft;
  • Strong focus and knowledge of safety procedures is a must;
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret construction plans and documents;
  • Experience in retail construction is an asset;
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize;
  • Must work well with others, have a willingness to learn, and maintain positive relationships;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, able to lead, have clear communication skills; and
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather; experience working in remote communities is a major asset.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • NWC provides work boot allowance, required PPE and major tools, and safety training.
  • Travel, accommodation, and food expenses during project work are covered.
  • Employees are eligible for overtime remuneration at 1.5x the hourly rate after 80 hours; and holidays are paid at 2x the hourly rate.
  • Company benefits including Health and Dental plans.
  • A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop, and advance throughout the organization.

Must be able to travel to remote communities in Northern Canada

Travel: 3 weeks on, 7 to 10 days off

Head Office: Gibraltar House - 77 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, Canada

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

  • Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust

The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type
Part-Time Regular
Winnipeg MB
Date Posted