CBVRCE 2023 CUPE-2223, Casual General Labourer, Various Locations

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools. 


We foster a caring, dynamic, and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers. We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment. 


The CBVRCE invites applications for casual employment as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented and Members of the 2SLGBTQI++ community.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted at any time.


 Applicants must: 
●        upload a completed resume with their application 
●        upload copies of professional licenses, accreditations and certifications supporting qualifications required for the position. 
●       enter 3 references (managers or supervisors preferred)


If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


All successful candidates will be required to submit a clear Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check) and Child Abuse Registry Check dated within the last 6 months. 


HOURS OF WORK:  8 hours daily 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis

LOCATION:  Various schools throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education.

RATE OF PAY:  $18.60 per hour (rates under review) 


  • Grade 12 education or acceptable equivalent in experience and training.
  • Experience as a general labourer in a commercial or industrial setting.
  • Ability and experience as a commercial cleaner would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to do work as required in the posted position, and the ability to

work with others and provide assistance.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift heavy and/or awkward items and perform repetitive movements (ie., snow shoveling)
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Acceptable record of attendance (for those recently employed in a full-time job).
  • General knowledge of cleaning equipment and materials.
  • General knowledge and ability to complete minor maintenance and repairs.
  • WHMIS and First Aid training






ROLE:    Performs general labour and maintenance to schools, buildings and grounds.



Provide labour, assist with maintenance, construction and demolition of school buildings and grounds maintenance in compliance with established practices and standards  

  • Receive and/or pick up materials and goods from suppliers
  • Maintain accurate records of work performance through use of approved work order system  
  • Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment in compliance with established practices and standards    
  • Travel from site to site as required;   
  • Perform duties in compliance with school, Operations Department and Board policies and procedures, including occupational health, safety, work routines, WHMIS and evacuation plans and the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia      
  • Other related duties as assigned.


These positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=cupe.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected to proceed in the hiring process will be contacted.