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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.


 

Landscape / Grounds Maintenance / General Labour - Temporary

We have been caring for families in the GTA for nearly two centuries. We operate ten cemeteries, nine funeral centres and four cremation centres, all serving the distinct needs of the communities where they are located. And we are made up of an amazing collection of people who recognize that what they do every day is genuinely meaningful to the families we serve.

We are hiring for the upcoming grounds maintenance season at the following locations:

  • Beechwood Cemetery – Vaughan’s Jane Street and Highway 407 area;
  • Elgin Mills Cemetery – Richmond Hill’s Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road area;
  • Meadowvale Cemetery – Brampton’s Mavis Road and Hwy 407 area;
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Toronto’s Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue area;
  • Pine Hills Cemetery – Scarborough’s St. Clair Avenue and Birchmount Road area;
  • Prospect Cemetery – Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street area;
  • Thornton Cemetery – Oshawa’s Thornton Road and Taunton Road area;
  • Duffin Meadows Cemetery - Pickering’s Brock Road North and Fourth Concession Road area;
  • York Cemetery – Toronto’s Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue area.

Some benefits of working for the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries include:

  • Reputable, progressive organization;
  • Consistent work schedule, no shift work;
  • Income stability;
  • Boot allowance (after completion of probationary period);
  • Partial uniform provided as well as any required personal protection equipment where necessary;
  • Seasonal re-employment opportunities if successful through probationary period.

Job responsibilities may include:

  • Grass Maintenance - cutting, trimming all developed areas of cemetery. Use of zero–turn riding mowers, gas powered push mowers and line trimmers, leaf blowers as well as hand tools such as rakes and shovels;
  • Flower Bed/Special Feature Maintenance - cultivation, planting, weeding, watering and fertilizing of high profile flower beds and special feature areas. Use of front-end loaders, golf carts and utility vehicles for shrub bed mulching;
  • General Ground Maintenance - restoration of burial plots including edging, regrading, top-soiling and overseeding, sodding and watering. Shrub pruning, garbage collection, re-leveling memorial markers. These operations require the use of front-end loaders, utility vehicles, pull-behind wagons and various hand tools such as shovels, rakes, hedge trimmers, sod roller and cutter;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidates will be capable of working with minimal oversight but willing and able to follow direction. Training will be provided at work site.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Ontario Class G2 Driver’s Licence, or better, and acceptable driving record;
  • Able to perform physical labour and lift up to 50 lbs (up to 80 lbs with assistance) and operate light equipment;
  • Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions;
  • Able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to cemetery families
  • Experience in gardening, landscape, and/or construction is an asset.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Friday OR Tuesday to Saturday;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
  • 40 hours per week.

Hourly Rate:

  • Start at $14.21 with progression to $18.76.

Benefits:

  • Boot Allowance, Vacation Pay;
  • Medical and Dental Coverage, Health Spending Account, etc. (after qualifying requirements are met).

Start Date / Duration:

  • Spring to Fall - approximately 16 weeks, generally starting in April/May.

Please send an updated resume and 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.



 

Assistant Property Manager - Two Needed - Permanent, Full-time

Locations:  Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton; Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

 

The Successful Candidates Will be Required to:

  • Assist the Property Manager in:
  • Providing work direction to staff;
  • Maintaining a high standard of customer service through adherence to corporate standards;
  • Monitoring and supervising employees to ensure compliance with health and safety protocols and policies;
  • Maintaining security standards and providing alarm response as required.
  • Oversee planning and execution of seasonal projects such as annual planting and Special Care;
  • Assess training requirements for new members of the team and ensure that training is provided;
  • Participate in the hiring process for both seasonal and permanent employees;
  • Actively participate in the annual orientation process for new and returning employees;
  • Present a professional image to the public in keeping with corporate standards;
  • Communicate with staff and the public to resolve conflicts and facilitate problem solving;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Friday, and every other Saturday with time off in lieu;
  • 40 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of turf management, Integrated Pest Management and general tree, shrub and plant maintenance as well as management of annuals and perennials;
  • Horticultural degree is an asset;
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and formulate work schedules;
  • Demonstrated supervisory/leadership and coaching skills, preferably in a unionized environment;
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working with grass cutting equipment and heavy machinery would be an asset;
  • Must have a valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence and clean abstract;
  • Computer proficiency in a Windows environment with MS Word, Outlook and Excel.

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



Service Co-ordinator - 6-9 Months Contract

Location: Elgin Mills Cemetery, Richmond Hill

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Assist individuals/families in the selection of interment rights, memorials, inscriptions, cremation and all ancillary services;
  • Process documents relating to memorialization and interments for customers such as interment Rights Certificates, arrangement forms, transfer and exchange documents, grave/cremation/removal orders, memorial/inscription/ ceramic photo orders, endowments, receipts, invoices, time-payment contracts, accounts receivable, bank deposits, service request, etc.;
  • Contribute to property maintenance by watching for problem areas when on the grounds and informing the Property Management Team;
  • Organize and attend graveside/ cremation, interments or entombments services as required;
  • Follow up with customers and employees on arrangements and memorializations;
  • Perform any related sundry activities as assigned

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;
  • 37.5 hours per week;
  • Occasionally additional hours may be required to accommodate business needs.

 

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to exceeding customer service expectation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and organization skills;
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to multi-task;
  • Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office;
  • A valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License and a clean Driver’s Abstract;
  • Working knowledge of the death care industry would be considered an asset.

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