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Employment Opportunities

Virden Employment Skills Centre

227 Wellington Street West
(204) 748-6083

VESC is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals in meeting employment needs, serving the R.M of Pipestone, R.M. of Sifton, R.M of Wallace-Woodworth, Town of Virden, Elkhorn, Reston, Sinclair, Kenton, & Oak Lake. 

VESC helps unemployed Manitobans prepare for, find, and keep jobs by providing a variety of short-term employment-related services, as well as assisting employers in finding potential staff, and posting job ads on behalf of the employer. All services are free of cost.


VESC Poster


The Town of Virden has an opening for a General Laborer I, to work primarily at Tundra Oil and Gas Place, commencing immediately.

This position requires an individual that is in good health and capable of carrying out the physical requirements of the job. Shifts are primarily days, evenings and weekends, except in the summer. A valid Class 5 Manitoba driver’s license is necessary.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Mowing grass;
  • Ice resurfacing;
  • Pool and arena grounds maintenance and caretaking within and outside of the facility;
  • Miscellaneous duties as required, including working in other departments within the Town of Virden;
  • Any other duties as assigned; 
  • Weekend, shift work, call outs and on-call duties as required.

Current starting wage is $18.10 per hour, contract raise on June 1, 2024 to $18.55 with a six month raise to $19.20 and a twelve month raise to $20.49 

For questions regarding the position, please contact Brian Van Eaton at 204-748-2736.

Resumes will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Please forward resumes, complete with covering letter to: 

Faye Pope, Office Manager
Town of Virden
Box 310
Virden, Manitoba
R0M 2C0


 The Town of Virden thanks all those who apply, but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Westman Emergency Group; representing the Town of Virden and the RM of Wallace-Woodworth is seeking a Municipal Emergency Coordinator (MEC) to provide emergency management services.

This is a shared position with one other MEC.

The successful applicant will require an operational background and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Previous experience working in an emergency will be considered an asset. The MEC will be jointly responsible for:

  • Preparation, maintenance and exercising of the regional emergency plan and program;
  • Building and training of volunteer municipal response teams in Virden, Elkhorn and Kenton;
  • Attracting, managing, and training volunteers for the community emergency management program;
  • Managing and staffing a municipal emergency operation centre;
  • Managing and staffing a municipal emergency reception centre;
  • Coordinate the response to all emergencies in the region.

The position requires, on average, approximately 20 hours of time monthly, shared between the two MEC positions. During emergencies, the MEC’s must be available full-time with possible overtime, for as long as required. A valid driver’s license and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office are essential.

The MEC will hold a contract position with the Westman Emergency Group and report to the Executive Committee of the Westman Emergency Group.

For further information please contact one of the following Municipal Emergency Coordinators:

  • Marc Savy at 1-204-761-0419
  • Joe Frizzley at 1-204-908-0855

Resumes, with a minimum of three references including contact information and relevance of the references, addressed to the undersigned, will be received by Mail, Fax, Email or In Person to:

c/o Garth Mitchell, CMMA
Chief Administrative Officer
RM of Wallace-Woodworth
Box 2200
Virden, MB R0M 2C0
Fax: 204-748-3450

The Executive Committee intends to review applications as received and interview as early as June 3, 2024, with applications continuing to be accepted until the right candidate is found.


The Town of Virden has an immediate opening for a Utilities Foreman to be part of a working team that ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the Town’s Utilities Department. This position reports directly to the Utilities Manager or in their absence, the Chief Administrative Officer.


  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License.
  • A Level II certificate in Water Treatment and Level III in Wastewater Treatment, Level II Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in the operation of a Water or Wastewater Treatment facility.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Collection and a Water Distribution system.
  • Experience in scheduling and supervising staff.
  • Ability to deal with the general public in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Capable of producing and maintaining accurate records, reports and related paperwork.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, Monday to Friday. This position is required to work weekends on a rotating basis and carry an on-call phone during their week of standby duties. Employees on Standby duties must be able to report to work within a fifteen-minute period.


Starting rate of pay for this position is $31.49 per hour, with an increase to $32.18 after six months, and a 12 month increase to $32.89 per hour.

Please send resumes with a cover letter to:

Rhonda Stewart, CMMA
Chief Administrative Officer
236 Wellington Street West
Box 310
Virden, MB R0M 2C0

Phone: (204) 748-2440
Fax: (204) 748-2501

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.