Department Store Retail Jobs in Canada

Department store chains regularly need to hire new and motivated workers. Retail job hopefuls may find part-time opportunities in entry-level capacities or full-time employment as supervisors and managers.

Common Positions with Department Stores


Primary duties for cashiers include providing customer service and handling money. Cashiers assist customers during the checkout process and bag merchandise. Job seekers with outgoing natures and good math skills stand a greater chance over other cashier candidates during the hiring process. The average hourly pay for cashiers falls between $9.00 and $11.00.

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Store Associate

Dept stores often lump several positions under one job title. The position of store associate involves both customer service job duties and departmental work. Primary responsibilities for store associates may include operating cash registers, organizing and arranging displays, assisting in sales, and answering questions about products, services, and policies. Job duties often require store clerks to work on foot for long periods of time. The average store associate works between 20 and 30 hours a week. Pay starts out around minimum wage at many locations and increases up to $9.00 per hour with experience.

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Stores needs to hire applicants with leadership skills and experience in the retail industry for full-time opportunities in management. Key responsibilities for managers include setting work schedules, hiring and training new employees, delegating tasks, processing payroll, maintaining inventory levels and placing product orders, and communicating with company corporate offices. Supervisors often earn between $12.00 and $14.00 in hourly pay. Managers earn salaries anywhere between $35,000 a year for assistant managers and $50,000 for store managers.

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