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Interested applicants may forward their resumes to:

Mount Pleasant Group
Human Resources
500-65 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON M4H 1P1

Fax: 416-696-9325

Email: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com

The Mount Pleasant Group is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all applicants and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. We will provide accommodation in recruitment as needed. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.



Canadian Memorial Services is a funeral home company operating across the Greater Toronto Area, under the brand name The Simple Alternative Funeral Centres. Our success is the result of a dedicated team of professional employees who are committed to providing compassionate, caring service to each and every client, with a special focus on providing culturally sensitive service.

 

We are currently looking for:

Funeral Director’s Assistant - Contract (24 months)

 

Location: The Simple Alternative - Toronto


The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences within the GTA, and between various sites within the company;
  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and maintain positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Register deaths as required;
  • Assist the embalmer with body preparation as requested, including dressing and casketing;
  • Ensure correct disposal of waste and assist in the general maintenance of company facilities (interior and exterior);
  • Set up, remove of and/or transfer of floral tributes to/from various locations;Ensure company vehicles are presentable and properly maintained including washing, interior care, polishing, and vehicle maintenance;
  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations if required;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers if required;
  • Clean the facilities after services and to restore the facilities to their original condition if required;
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.

Days and Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week;
  • Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • A valid Ontario “G” driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious traditions;
  • Knowledge of hospitals, nursing homes, cemeteries, crematoria, and mausoleums within the GTA will be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with a funeral home environment and its policies and procedures is an asset;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance.

Please forward applications as follows: By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325


Funeral Director’s Assistant - Permanent Full-time

 

Location: Thornton Funeral Centre (Oshawa) / The Simple Alternative - Pickering


The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences within the GTA, and between various sites within the company;
  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and maintain positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Register deaths as required;
  • Assist the embalmer with body preparation as requested, including dressing and casketing;
  • Ensure correct disposal of waste and assist in the general maintenance of company facilities (interior and exterior);
  • Set up, remove of and/or transfer of floral tributes to/from various locations;Ensure company vehicles are presentable and properly maintained including washing, interior care, polishing, and vehicle maintenance;
  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations if required;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers if required;
  • Clean the facilities after services and to restore the facilities to their original condition if required;
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Week 1: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday;
  • Week 2: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;
  • Must be able to work days and evenings when necessary.

 

Qualifications:

  • A valid Ontario “G” driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious traditions;
  • Knowledge of hospitals, nursing homes, cemeteries, crematoria, and mausoleums within the GTA will be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with a funeral home environment and its policies and procedures is an asset;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance.

Please forward applications as follows:

By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325


Funeral Director’s Assistant - Permanent Full-time

 

Location: York Funeral Centre, North York

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds;
  • Clerical duties including, but not limited to, printing of documents, stationery, maintenance of memorial web site;
  • Obtain Coroner’s Cremation Certificates and registers deaths as required;
  • Assist with body preparation as requested, including washing, dressing and casketing;
  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers;
  • Set up, remove, and/or transfer floral tributes to/from various locations;
  • Clean the facilities after services and to restore the facilities to their original condition;
  • Maintain the company vehicles in a presentable manner on a daily basis and to assist in the general maintenance of the company facilities as requested
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Maintain and promote positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences as required;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.

Days and Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week;
  • Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • A valid Ontario “G” driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract;
  • Basic working knowledge of Navision is preferred;
  • Knowledge of hospital and nursing home locations within the GTA is an asset;
  • Knowledge of cemetery, crematorium and mausoleum locations within the GTA is preferred;
  • Familiarity with funeral home environment and internal policies and procedures is an asset;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance.

Please forward applications as follows: By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325


Funeral Director’s Assistant - Contract (6 months)

 

Location: The Simple Alternative - Toronto


The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences within the GTA, and between various sites within the company;
  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and maintain positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Register deaths as required;
  • Assist the embalmer with body preparation as requested, including dressing and casketing;
  • Ensure correct disposal of waste and assist in the general maintenance of company facilities (interior and exterior);
  • Set up, remove of and/or transfer of floral tributes to/from various locations;Ensure company vehicles are presentable and properly maintained including washing, interior care, polishing, and vehicle maintenance;
  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations if required;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers if required;
  • Clean the facilities after services and to restore the facilities to their original condition if required;
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.

Days and Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week;
  • Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • A valid Ontario “G” driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious traditions;
  • Knowledge of hospitals, nursing homes, cemeteries, crematoria, and mausoleums within the GTA will be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with a funeral home environment and its policies and procedures is an asset;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance.

Please forward applications as follows: By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325


On-call Funeral Director’s Assistant


Locations: York (North York), Elgin Mills (Richmond Hill) and Meadowvale (Brampton) Funeral Centres.

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers;
  • Clean the facilities after services and restore the facilities to their original condition;
  • Set up, remove and/or transfer floral tributes to/from various locations;
  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and maintain positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Maintain the company vehicles in a presentable manner on a daily basis and assist in the general maintenance of the company facilities as requested;
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Assist with body preparation as requested, including washing, dressing and casketing;
  • Ensure correct disposal of hazardous waste in the preparation room and thoroughly clean the preparation room after all body preparation;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences within the GTA;
  • Obtain Coroner’s Cremation Certificates and register deaths as required;
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
  • Valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence and clean driver’s abstract;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance;
  • Familiarity with funeral home environment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of hospital and nursing home locations within the GTA is an asset;
  • Knowledge of cemetery, crematorium and mausoleum locations in the GTA is an asset;
  • Knowledge of legal requirements associated with the disposition of human remains is an asset;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious expectations.

 

Please forward applications as follows: By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or Fax: 416-696-9325