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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 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 ranges from $28.57 to $29.95 per hour dependent on education, experience, levels of certification held and qualifications.

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.


The Town of Virden has an opening for a Full-time Recreation Technician, commencing immediately.

This is a position in the Parks and Recreation Department, although the individual could be required to assist in other departments, if necessary.  Working in Tundra Oil & Gas Place forms a portion of the duties, which will also include working in the parks, recreation grounds, the pool and other Town-owned facilities.

This position requires an individual that is in good health and capable of carrying out the physical requirements of the job.  The ability to work with the public and user groups in a polite and courteous manner is critical. A valid Class 5 Manitoba driver’s license is required as well as a high school diploma or equivalent.  

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform daily maintenance and cleaning of Tundra Oil & Gas Place;
  • Mowing, weeding and trimming of all parks and assigned green areas;
  • Maintenance of all ball diamonds, soccer fields and outdoor swimming pool;
  • Operation of the mechanical systems of Tundra Oil & Gas Place;
  • All required record keeping of duties performed, equipment maintenance and all other records as required under legislation;
  • Ability and willingness to understand and follow all safety procedures and policies;
  • Manual labour and other duties as assigned.

Current starting wage is $20.38 per hour, with a six-month raise to $20.67 and a twelve-month raise to $21.14. The wage scale increases in accordance to the level of certification held.  The following is a list of certificates the successful applicant should hold or have the capability of obtaining, which the Town covers the costs incurred in obtaining if the successful applicant does not already hold:

  • Certified Pool Operators Certificate (CPO Designation)
  • Arena/Curling Rink Management & Operation – Levels I & II
  • Refrigeration Certification

The shifts for this position vary with the staffing requirements necessary for this department. The facilities are generally open from 7:00 am to 12:00 am, seven days a week, except for the Sunrise Credit Union Banquet Hall which may require shifts till 3:00 am.  

A detailed job description, with wage rate, is available at the Town Office.

Please forward resumes, complete with covering letter to:

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

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