CBVRCE 2023 CUPE-2423, Casual Cleaners, 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 the above-noted position 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, members of the 2SLBGTQI++ community and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  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:  Various 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis - 10 Month (September to June)

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

RATE OF PAY:  $18.88 per hour (rates under review)


  • Grade 12 education or acceptable equivalent in experience and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to do work as required in the posted positions, and the ability to work with others and provide assistance. 
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Acceptable record of attendance (for those recently employed in a full-time job).
  • General knowledge of cleaning equipment and materials.
  • Experience as a Cleaner with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board or with other commercial/public institutions, or with a contractor.
  • Ability to adequately secure a building using locks, alarm systems, and other building devices designed for security.
  • Acceptable Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks



ROLE:  The cleaning of the school building and facilities to a sanitary, safe, and attractive level.



  • Clean, on a daily or as scheduled basis, all assigned areas of the school in accordance with established practices and standards;
  • Obtain and maintain sufficient supplies on hand to carry out duties and responsibilities.
  • Report any breakdowns, accidents, damage or vandalism to the appropriate supervisor,
  • Secure all doors and windows whenever the building is vacated and activate security system if last person to vacate building.
  • Perform floor care duties, such as stripping, sealing, waxing, burnishing, etc.;
  • 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 chosen to proceed in the hiring process will be contacted.