Part-time/Term (30 hrs/wk, 1 year contract)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Remote Work: Fixed (in-office)
October 10, 2023
Starting Salary: $37,880 – $43,170, per year based on experience prorated based on 30 hours a week.

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave) prorated based on 30 hours/wk,
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Maintenance Custodian will perform routine custodial work in the Thunder Bay Community Centre and at the residential multi-unit complex at 511 Kingsway on a rotating schedule. You will work with the onsite Property Inspectors, external vendors and IPS team to maintain cleanliness levels at both sites. Overtime on holidays and/or weekends may be required. Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Manager or designate(s).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Offices (all divisions)

  • Dust shelves, cabinets, and other hard surfaces
  • Empty trash receptacles, wipe them down, and replace liners
  • Dust computer monitors and keyboards, as well as other computer equipment
  • With disinfectant, wipe down the desk, phone, and chair arms
  • Dust HVAC vents
  • If there are windows, dust window blinds/shades as well as the window sill
  • Clean window glass and any other glass surfaces
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the floors


  • Clean once per shift
  • Check lighting and replace any burnt out bulbs
  • Clean and sanitize toilet seats, bowls, and stall walls and doors
  • Wipe down and sanitize counters and sinks
  • Refill toilet paper, paper towels, soap, hand sanitizer, and complementary toiletry supplies

Common/Kitchen/Lunch Rooms

  • Empty and disinfect trash receptacles and sanitary
  • Disinfect sinks, paper towel dispensers, and/or hand-dryers
  • Use toilet bowl cleaner and brush to clean the toilet bowl
  • Use glass cleaner to wipe down mirror over the sink
  • Refill toilet paper, paper towel, and soap dispensers
  • Ensure hand dryers/paper dispenser works properly
  • Sweep and mop floors with disinfectant solution
  • Disinfect toilet seats and toilet paper dispensers
  • Take out trash once per shift or as needed
  • Clean and sanitize sink, countertops, tables and chairs once per shift

Laundry Room

  • Empty refrigerator of all unclaimed items
  • Wipe down refrigerator shelves with disinfectant
  • Straighten items on the countertop and make the area look presentable
  • Empty and clean coffee maker
  • Empty trash and recycling receptacles, disinfect receptacles, and replace liners
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floors
  • Clean sink and faucet with disinfectant
  • Wash counters with disinfectant
  • Take out trash once per shift or as needed
  • Wipe down and sanitize counters and sinks once per shift

General Common Areas

  • Once per shift wipe entrance doors, windows, hard surfaces, door handles and other touchpoint to remove dirt and smudges. Sanitize handles
  • Once per shift sweep, vacuum, and/or mop entrance and lobby floors, spot clean as needed
  • Once per shift check that entry video camera is working properly
  • Once per shift check that the three emergency exits, landings, and steps from the building are marked, unblocked, and kept in good condition
  • Check that fire department connections are kept clear, accessible, and have caps


  • Once per shift clear away any debris from parking areas
  • Check daily for unauthorized vehicles
  • Check that handicapped parking spaces are clearly marked
  • Check that all fire lanes clear
  • Salt walkways as needed
  • Other duties as required


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum 1-year janitorial custodian experience
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to use smartphone and computer literate
  • Must be physically able to walk properties, climbing ladders and kneel
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time
  • Customer service orientation experience an asset

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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