It has been a long and record setting year for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club and 2022 is shaping up to follow suit.  Though the world continues to face the on going struggles of a global pandemic, we have had the incredible fortune of doing better than surviving, we are thriving. 

We are in a stable financial position, our newly elected Board of Directors is full of knowledgeable and capable cannabis industry insiders, and we are looking to increase our production capacity to meet national demand.  

To support our growing business we are searching for the right candidates for two full time positions. The first position is located in our retail store in downtown Victoria, we are looking for a fluent and bilingual candidate to work with patients across Canada in our Mail Order division. We are also seeking a Bakery staff member in the Cowichan Valley who can help us produce the oils and medicines for the thousands of patients that are relying on us.

Job postings will close Friday January 14th by 5pm.  Please email your resume and cover letter to hellovcbc@gmail.com, with the subject titled with your name and the particular job you are applying for. 

About Us:
The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC) started helping people with incurable physical medical conditions by providing them with medicinal cannabis and cannabis-based products in January of 1996.  We are one of the oldest compassion clubs in Canada, with over 8000 active members to date. 

The VCBC opened its first storefront location in 2001. Over 20 years later, 826 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria remains our home. The VCBC transitioned to a nonprofit society on October 1, 2012. Our club is overseen by a Board of Directors who are elected by our members. Our club operates as a nonprofit society that dispenses cannabis at a compassionate price because we value cannabis as a medicine all people deserve access to.

Bilingual Cannabis Budtender and Mail Order Clerk

Position Summary
To meet the growing need of patients across Canada, we are seeking a fluent French and Engligh speaker to support our increasing mail orders and to work retail in our downtown Victoria cannabis dispensary.  The right candidate will have experience working with cannabis medicine and will have the ability to comfortably describe cannabis products to members in French and English over the phone and by email.  The Bilingual Cannabis Budtender and Mail Order Clerk is a full time position, with a competitive benefits package and flexible working hours.

Wages and Benefits
The Bilingual Cannabis Budtender and Mail Order Clerk position earns $20/hr for the first three months and when the right candidate has successfully passed their probation period, there is an automatic raise to $21/hr subject to all provincial and federal standard deductions. Once passed the probation period, full time staff are entitled to a flex bag benefit package to cover everything from dental and prescriptions, to health care services and a positive life benefit.  Shifts are 9.5 hours long with 1.5 hours of paid breaks, in a four day work week schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taking mail orders over email and the phone, shipping orders to patients and recording tracking information.
  • Accepting payment and recording payment information.
  • Serving patients cannabis medicine in person at the store and online.
  • Ensuring quality control and accuracy of mail orders.
  • Social media and website updates and maintenance.
  • New member sign-ups including new patient consultation and education in French and English.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Fluent in French and English in conversation and written word. 
  • Cash handling experience. 
  • Cannabis retail experience or general cannabis industry experience.
  • First Aide/Food Safe/Serving It Right are preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work 9.5 hour days, four days a week.
  • Must be able to do light lifting.  
  • Must be able to wear a mask at all times while at work. 

Application Process
To apply for the The Bilingual Cannabis Budtender and Mail Order Clerk position please forward your resume by email to hellovcbc@gmail.com.  It is our intention to hire a new staff member by the end of January 2022.  Eligible candidates will be contacted and asked to conduct an interview in person in downtown Victoria, BC. 

Cannabis Baker

Position Summary
To meet the growing need of patients across Canada, we are seeking bakery and production staff to support our increasing demand for high quality cannabis medicine in our Bakery in Cobble Hill, BC. The right candidate will have experience working in a commercial cooking or production facility. The right candidate will be able to work in a physically demanding position that requires repetitive movement and the use of fine motor skills for capsule filling and rolling out cookies. The Cannabis Baker position is a part time position starting at 25 hours a week with the possibility for more hours, with a competitive benefits package and flexible working hours.

Wages and Benefits
The Cannabis Baker position earns $20/hr for the first three months and when the right candidate has successfully passed their probation period, there is an automatic raise to $21/hr subject to all provincial and federal standard deductions. Once passed the probation period, full time staff are entitled to a flex bag benefit package to cover everything from dental and prescriptions, to health care services and a positive life benefit. Shifts are 9.5 hours long with 1.5 hours of paid breaks, in a four day work week schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Showing up on time, and ensuring products are made in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work environment as well as personal hygiene. Regularly scheduled cleaning procedures of the bakery facility. 
  • Baking cookies and other baked goods, infusing oils, and making and packaging cannabis topicals and other cannabis medicines.
  • Keeping adequate records of products made and being diligent at maintaining excellent records of incoming and outgoing inventory.
  • Communicating with the Bakery Manager and the retail store.
  • Ability to work alone and to prioritize work according to time restraints to meet product production timelines.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must be located in the Duncan/Cobble Hill area. Preference given to those with access to a vehicle.  
  • Must be physically able to perform repetitive labour.
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada.
  • First Aide/Food Safe/ required.
  • Ability to work long days, and do medium to heavy lifting on occasion.
  • Must be able to wear a mask at all times while at work.

Application Process
To apply for the Cannabis Bakery position please forward your resume by email to hellovcbc@gmail.com. It is our intention to hire a new staff member by the end of January 2022. Eligible candidates will be contacted and asked to conduct an interview in person in downtown Victoria, BC.