Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 


AgMedica growing quickly in Chatham, prompting need to hire

AgMedica Bioscience Inc. has only be licensed to grow medical cannabis in Chatham for just over a year, and the company is already establishing strong roots for success.

The company has recently received current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) certification.

“Having that certification is a step toward getting into the international market,” said Sengkee Ahn, vice-president, investor relations and international business development.

While there are more than 100 licensed producers of medical cannabis, he said less than 10 per cent have the cGMP certification.

No other licensed producer has received EU or Canadian GMP certification as quickly as AgMedica following the receipt of the original Health Canada licence.


Red River College hosts first cannabis-centred job fair

After its first marijuana-centred course exceeded enrolment expectations, Red River College held its first job fair for those interested in joining the marijuana industry.

Three cannabis retailers were at Monday's job fair, offering information and even job applications. Among them was Garden Variety, which is hiring about 60 positions in Winnipeg for its new stores, set to open in the coming months. 

The fair, organized as part of the school's Indigenous education strategy, focused on providing students with an opportunity to apply for entry-level positions in the industry. The school also had information about its courses and bursaries available. 


Searches for cannabis jobs 4 times higher than summer of 2017

Job-seeker interest spiked ahead of legalization of marijuana

On Oct. 17 marijuana became legal in Canada, and the Canadian cannabis industry has exited the black market and is making some legal green. As hiring plans continue to evolve for companies within this industry, increased media buzz surrounding the sector has caught the attention of Canadian job seekers.


Cannabis company hopes to replace jobs lost in mill closure in small B.C. town

Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but then he faced the reality of being laid off.

The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs in 2016, crippling the economy of the small town in British Columbia's southern Interior and prompting politicians to promise to restore the ailing forestry sector.

Two years later, the province's lumber industry is still facing challenges, but a new sector is revving up. A cannabis company hopes to build a grow facility in Merritt, replacing jobs, including Meyer's that were lost in the mill closure.


Canada's largest cannabis company is hosting a hiring fair in Calgary

Looking for a job?

The country’s largest cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation has said they’ll be hosting a hiring fair in Calgary on Wednesday, November 7 in the hopes of finding some retail workers for their soon-to-be-open YYC stores.

The corporation has opened eight Canadian locations already, all situated in Eastern Canada. The hiring fair will be held at the Westin Calgary from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, and anyone looking for a gig is encouraged to arrive with resume in hand.


Leaders in Canada's cannabis industry say it's a great time for women to secure jobs

With marijuana now legal in Canada, many people are making their way into the cannabis industry, bringing their skills and training into the budding sector.

And while black market weed has typically been a male-dominated industry, female leaders in legal cannabis say there's no better time for women to get a foothold than now.

Unlike technology, finance, and science — sectors often dominated by men, especially in high-ranking positions — cannabis offers an environment that's very open to women and female perspectives. HuffPost Canada spoke to several female leaders in Canada's cannabis industry, to find out how women are being embraced and if opportunities exist to break "the grass ceiling."


Cannabis jobs in Canada: What are they, and how do I get one?

Recreational marijuana legalization may have happened Oct. 17, but job postings for the cannabis industry— and interest in them— is still blooming. According to an August report from job site Indeed, openings from the cannabis industry have more than tripled since last July, and searches for terms like cannabis, marijuana, and dispensary have more than quadrupled.

'A candidate market' for jobs

Jennifer Ellis, human resources manager at medical marijuana company Cronos Group, told HuffPost Canada "it's really a candidate market as opposed to an employer market."


Possible travel ban isn’t hurting marijuana jobs in Canada

In a situation that speaks volumes as to how the U.S. is perceived in Canada, we have on one hand the U.S. threatening Canadian cannabis industry workers with not being able to enter its borders again. And on the other hand, we have Canadian residents and pot professionals that seem to be totally okay with that.

The B.C. area expects to have all pot positions necessary for a thriving industry filled and in place by the October 17 deadline, when cannabis becomes officially legal in Canada. The B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch said it is on target with jobs and the B.C. Government Employees Union said members have not reported hesitation at filling said marijuana jobs.


12 Jobs you can get in Quebec working with marijuana

As we quickly approach the official legalization of marijuana in Canada, more and more jobs are popping up in this industry. This industry is definitely on the rise and it's just going to keep growing.

If you're a fan of weed or are looking for a new career path, you're in luck my friends! There are several companies that need employees in Quebec, and you could be one of them.

I've compiled a list of all the jobs in the weed industry you can apply for in Quebec:

12. Quality Assurance Manager



Journalism's budding new beat: Cannabis reporter

Even in the heyday of cigarettes, when people still smoked in their offices, you wouldn't expect to open a newspaper and see a reporter assigned to cover the "tobacco beat." 

And, alcohol, which is consumed by Canadians in quantities greater than ever, still only typically gets covered by wine reviewers, who suggest the best new vintages for under $20.

Why, then, are many media outlets in Canada now hiring reporters assigned to cover the cannabis beat?

"I think from a journalism perspective, this is more than just a product," said Solomon Israel, a former writer and producer with the CBC News business unit who now covers cannabis for the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper and its online publication, the Leaf News.


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