Busser (Granville Island)

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  Its mission is to "to stewart this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural and business models, engaging local first nations and communities, and welcoming the world." 


Granville Island and its 300 businesses greet approximately 10 million people per year, employ over 3,000 people full-time, and generate over $260 million in economic activity.  Granville Island is seen as one of the most successful waterfront development in North America aspiring to become the "most inspiring public place in the world".


You want to know more about Granville Island?  Read the Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future report by clicking on this link: granvilleisland2040.ca


This casual on-call position is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Granville Island team, where you will work with the Janitorial Team to ensure Granville Island is well maintained and kept in a high standard of cleanliness, sanitation and repair. The successful applicant will be hired as a Busser and can be asked to also cover Janitor shifts and in that case would be paid at the rates corresponding to these positions. 


As Granville Island is a 7-day/week operation, there is a requirement to be available for shift work including evenings and weekends. Although we cannot guarantee a weekly minimum number of hours of work, there is a high demand for availability during the summer shifts.


Pay structure:   
$17.99 / hour base pay 
Shift premiums:    


 +2.75% to all hours worked
 +$2.20 / hour (for hours worked between 4:00pm and 8:00am and, all hours worked on weekends)
+$1.90 / hour (for hours worked between 4:00pm and 8:00am on weekends)


What you'll do:


  • Clean washrooms, windows, mop floors, waste removal and other general cleaning as required.
  • Represent CMHC and Granville Island in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Provide information to customers and tenants as required (i.e., questions on lost and found items, directions).
  • Bussing tables in three Public Market seating areas.
  • Sweep and/or dry mop the Public Market seating areas as well as wet mop spills as needed. 
  • Sweep and monitor outdoor courtyard areas throughout the day.


What you should have:


  • Customer service experience.
  • Safety knowledge as per Workers Compensation Board regulations and the Canada Labour Code.
  • The ability to respond in emergency situations - may be first on the scene (injury, lost children, theft).
  • The ability to adapt to changes and to show initiative when needed.
  • Awareness of the hazards and be able to work in a marine environment.


It would be great if you also had:


  • A Building Worker certificate. 
  • WHMIS certificate.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.





Job Requisition ID: 8771  

Position Type: On site

Salary: $17.99 per hour plus shift premiums

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

To Note
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • All regular employees must be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for a new position, if not, they must receive managerial approval to apply for a new position. 
  • If applying for a temporary assignment, please ensure that your Manager approves your application prior to submission.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.

CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities