The BC Cannabis Store in Campbell River opened on July 31, 2019. (Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror)

Job fair for BC Cannabis Store coming up on Jan. 15 in Chilliwack

They are looking to fill jobs from cannabis consultant to store manager with staff of up to 18

Cannabis consultants and managers are being sought for a new BC Cannabis Store in Chilliwack.

A job fair is set for Jan. 15 at the Hampton Inn to recruit prospective staff for the provincial store opening late this spring.

The Chilliwack store location is on Luckakuck Way, next to Fabricland, and will be added to the 11 BC Cannabis Stores (BCCS) now operated by the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB).

They are looking for one store manager, two assistant managers, five full-time cannabis consultants, two part-time, and up to eight auxiliary cannabis consultants.

Asked if experience selling pot prior to legalization would be as asset, Viviana Zanocco, spokesperson for LDB, replied in an emailed statement:

“Essentially, I can tell you that the LDB values product knowledge and candidates’ understanding of the essential elements related to cannabis products and the industry.

“Chiefly we are looking for people who have customer service experience, and we can provide product knowledge training,” Zanocco said.

All customer-facing staff, such as cannabis consultants and customer care centre agents, also receive extensive training on social responsibility practices focused on safe and responsible adult use.

“Employees being hired for any role within our Cannabis Operations division, including BC Cannabis Stores team members, must undergo an Enhanced Security Screening check in accordance with the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act,” Zanocca added.

“The results of this security check determines whether the LDB is able to move forward with the appointment or not.”

The job fair is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 8050 Lickman Road, Chilliwack.

They’ll be collecting resumes but all candidates must submit their applications via the LDB’s online portal at www.bcldb.com/about/careers to be considered. BCCS staff also must undergo an enhanced security screening process, in accordance with the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

READ MORE: Five locations in Chilliwack rezoned for cannabis retail C9

READ MORE: The first pot store in Chilliwack with a federal licence was The Kure


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Tyson Muzzillo of BC Cannabis Stores shows off retail cannabis at the Courtenay store. (Erin Haluschak photo)

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