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Welcome Home to Canada Program – 2018
Presented by TD Bank Group and
Supported by the R. Howard Webster Foundation

You are eligible if you are:

  • A permanent resident* of Canada
    *A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. (
  • OR
  • A Canadian citizen born outside of Canada
  • OR
  • A protected person as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who is legally entitled to work in Canada and Nova Scotia
  • AND
  • Facing barriers to employment. Barriers may include non-transferable credentials, lack of Canadian work experience and linguistic barriers.

Gift Shop Assistant

Reports to: Retail Sales & Product Development Manager

Wages: $12.35 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours a week with 30 minutes (or 1 hour) unpaid lunch break. As the Museum operates 7 days a week, the work week may include Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Duration: Six month, hourly position starting in May 1, 2018 and ending in October 31, 2018.

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2018.

How to Apply: Applications can be sent through an employment counsellor/ support worker/ caseworker to Ramya Rangalle, at

Position Summary

The Gift Shop Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the receiving, stocking, display and sales of gift shop merchandise.


  • Attend staff meetings and other Pier 21 information/training sessions
  • Assist customers with the selection of items for sale
  • With support, accurately process cash and credit card sales
  • Assist with the monitoring of inventory and restocking of shelves
  • Gift-wrapping of customer merchandise
  • Assist with receiving, unpacking and pricing of new merchandise
  • Become knowledgeable about gift shop items available
  • Direct visitors to various other areas in the museum

Skills Required:

  • Ability to interact pleasantly with customers and staff and effectively respond to customer inquiries
  • Ability to provide service during times of high customer volume
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for moderate duration
  • Ability to bend and stretch and reach shelves