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Grounds Maintenance (Granville Island)

Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


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 position is an exceptional opportunity to work for CMHC and become a member of the Granville Island team, where you will work with the Maintenance Department to ensure Granville Island is well maintained and kept in a high standard of repair, cleanliness, and sanitation.
As Granville Island is a 7-day/week operation, there is a requirement to be available for day shifts from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm including weekends and statutory holidays. Some earlier or later shifts may be required on occasion. 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:   
$24.13 / 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)


•    Repairs to facility fixtures as needed. E.g. sinks, taps, toilets, window handles etc.
•    Landscaping, leaf blowing, paving stone repair.
•    Woodwork repair, boardwalks, benches.
•    Gutter cleaning, drain clearing. Some work on roofs is required.
•    Sweeping, pressure washing, 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).

Minimum Qualifications:


•    Building maintenance experience.
•    Valid drivers’ license.
•    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:


•    Scissor lift experience.
•    Fall protection experience.
•    WHMIS certificate.


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 as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you 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 and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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.


Sector:  CFO and Corporate Services 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary: $24.13 / hour 

Position Status: Casual 

Job Requisition ID: 7006  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC)

Other Location(s):  

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.