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Full-time, Three (3) month 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:



This full-time, temporary position (3 months) 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. 


Please note the position is from May 20, 2023 – September 5, 2023.

Pay structure: 

Busser Shifts: $17.99 / hour base pay 
Janitor Shifts: $21.75 / 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)

•    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., question 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Customer service experience.
•    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 and be able to work in a marine environment.
Preferred qualifications:

•    Building Worker certificate.
•    WHMIS certificate.


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






On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.

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.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Job Requisition ID: 9101  

Hourly rate: $17.99 + premiums 

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required