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The Lakeland Co-op is a proud and vibrant member of the local community. Our organization is locally owned and operated and is one of the largest retail businesses in Bonnyville. The Lakeland Co-op has over 4,300 members, 25 fantastic employees, $25 million in assets and annual sales of over $50 million.
The continuing development of Lakeland Co-op is a priority for its Board of Directors, managers and employees. In the future, the organization has an active plan to see our growth strategy to become a reality.
As our business continues to evolve and grow we are frequently looking for new employees to join our organization and share in our success and service to our community.
At Co-op, we’re looking for energetic, motivated individuals who can consistently create welcoming, positive and memorable experiences for customers, stakeholders and fellow employees. Our employees are our success.
For information about how to apply for positions within Lakeland Co-op, please visit our Find a Career page.
Our organization and employees have created an environment that reflects a sense of pride and ownership in their work and the company, and demonstrates mutual respect and care for their peers and the community. The Lakeland Co-op provides a safe, healthy work environment, competitive wages and benefits, and the opportunity to learn, grow and prosper with us.
Some of the many employee benefits currently available at the Lakeland Co-op
- Staff Discount Program – Employees are eligible for a 20% discount off of regular retail price in the Hardware and Clothing Departments.
- A comprehensive benefits plan is available for both part-time and full-time employees. Among the many benefits are an extended health care program, vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability, and a dental program. We also offer an employee & family assistance program and one of the best pension programs out there!
Lakeland Co-op is always accepting applications. For more information regarding a career with Lakeland Co-op, please call our Admin Department at 780-826-3349 or ask to speak to a Manager at any of our departments!
We look forward to having you part of our co-operative team!
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) recognizes that our employees are key to the success of our organization. We are committed to taking care of our employees and offer a variety of attractive benefits. These may include:
- Flexible Schedules to Accommodate Personal and Family Needs
- Competitive Wages and Salaries
- Dental Plan
- Group Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Extended Health Care Plan
- An Employer Matched Pension Plan (Co-operative Superannuation Society)
- Recognition Programs (long service, exceptional service)
- Student Scholarship Programs
- Advancement Opportunities
- Learning and Development
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Positive and Supportive Work Environment
If you have the desire to grow and develop, the opportunities are endless. The CRS offers a variety of positions in a number of different areas at over 500 locations throughout Western Canada. Many of our employees started in entry-level jobs and, with training and development, were able to progress to positions of greater responsibility.
The CRS offers all of our employees the training they need to develop their careers. We offer a variety of training experiences including hands-on learning and off-site seminars on a variety of topics. We are committed to promoting employees from within our organization and offer a number of programs that provide employees with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Find more information on the learning and development programs that we offer here.
The CRS is interested in assisting our employees to reach their educational goals. Employees may qualify to receive 75% tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of an approved course.
The CRS has a career that will fit your lifestyle. Whether you are a young-at-heart retiree, a stay-at-home parent looking for something to do while the kids are in school, or a student looking to make some extra money, we have the schedule that will fit your life circumstances.
As a member of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), your local co-op offers benefits in common to all CRS employees.
Career opportunities with the CRS span a wide range of positions and departments in locations throughout Western Canada and offer opportunities for growth, no matter what your career aspirations are.
The CRS offers career opportunities in the retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing sectors.
Retail sector - There are approximately 230 retail co-operatives in more than 500 western Canadian communities. These retail co-ops employ more than 16,000 people.
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) offers retail positions in a variety of commodities including Administrative, Agro, Consumer Products, General Merchandise and Petroleum. All positions offer a wealth of advancement opportunities to employees.
Wholesale sector - Through Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and its subsidiaries, CRS offers a variety of wholesale careers in different commodities and departments including Corporate Affairs, Crop Supplies Sales & Marketing, Feed, Consumer Products Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Warehousing/ Distribution, Petroleum Sales & Marketing, and Accounting/Finance/IT.
Manufacturing sector - In addition to retail co-operatives and Federated Co-operatives Limited, the CRS includes a variety of manufacturing facilities across Western Canada. These include: Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited (the Co-op Refinery Complex), six feed plants (in Brandon, Melfort, Saskatoon, Moosomin, Calgary and Edmonton), Interprovincial Cooperative Limited (IPCO), and The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in Edmonton, Alberta.
For more information about positions in the CRS, please visit the Co-op Connection website.