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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Casual On-Call Grounds Maintenance Workers (Granville Island)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Position Status: Casual 


Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  The mission of CMHC with respect to Granville Island, is to maintain and foster Granville Island as a unique urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver, a place where visitors of all ages and income can meet, browse, explore and experience a variety of cultural, recreational, educational, commercial retail, arts and industrial activities on a year round basis.

Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more vibrant arts & innovation sector, and enhancing the public realm are the key recommended strategies of Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future, released by CMHC-Granville Island. The report builds on the success of the past, while offering bold new recommendations that anticipate how Granville Island can remain a dynamic destination for future generations to visit and enjoy. For more information, and to read the full report, visit



This casual on-call position is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Granville Island team, where you work with the Janitorial and Maintenance Teams, to ensure Granville Island is well maintained and kept in a high standard of cleanliness, sanitation and repair.  
As Granville Island is a 7-day/ week operation, there is a requirement to be available for shift work between the hours of 6am-11:30pm, including evenings and weekends. There are no guaranteed hours of work.


PAY: $ 22.41hourly + shift premiums 


•    Represent CMHC and Granville Island in a professional and courteous manner. 
•    Provide information to customers and tenants as required (i.e.: question on lost and found items, directions).
•    Maintain cleanliness on the Island including garbage removal, hand sweeping, hosing, pressuring washing, etc.
•    Minor carpentry and repair work of pavers, benches, wooden boardwalks etc.
•    Complete additional tasks as required (i.e., minor repairs, hanging signage, project cleaning including gutters and roof areas, traffic control).
•    Drive pickup truck while collecting garbage and cardboard bins and waste from various totes around Granville Island. 
•    Operate and maintain hydraulic compacting machines to compress garbage, and recyclable materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Customer service experience.
•    Valid drivers’ licence with at least 3 years driving experience.
•    Experience with the use of high pressure hose, pressure washer, scissor lift, wet dry vacuum, leaf blower, and other equipment.
•    Basic construction trades knowledge: plumbing,  carpentry 
•    Safety knowledge as per Workers Compensation Board regulations and the Canada Labour Code.
•    Ability to respond in emergency situations - may be first on the scene (injury, lost children, theft).
•    Ability to adapt to changes and to show initiative when needed.
•    Must be aware of the hazards of, and be able to work in a marine environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
•    WHMIS certificate is an asset.


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




CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.


We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


Job Requisition ID: 7004  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

To Note

•    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, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
•    Candidates must be eligible for Reliability Clearance.
•    Work schedules will reflect operational requirements of a 7 day a week operation and will require weekend shifts.