Canada’s licit and illicit cannabis economy continues to thrive, as job postings in various aspects of the black, ‘grey’ and green market sprout like weeds.
Whether you want to work as a budtender in a Toronto dispensary, a Quality Assurance Manager at a prospective Licensed Producer in Ontario, or a customer service specialist at a dispensary in Victoria, BC, your opportunity to jump into the industry is waiting for you to grasp it!
Of course, for those seeking a job at a dispensary, the risk of arrest is still real, especially outside of areas like Vancouver or Victoria. Raids in Toronto’s Project Claudia have lead to trafficking charges against employees on duty. So while you may be making from about $12-20 an hour, depending on position, you should probably be putting aside money from each paycheck for legal counsel. Just in case. Or negotiate it as a term of hiring.
But despite this concern, or perhaps because of it, people are still hiring. Here’s a list of just a few jobs currently available, both legal and …. extra-legal.
Dispensary Retail Manager : Starting $20+ (Etobicoke)
Patient Care Assistant - Vancouver $13-15/hr
Medical Marijuana Dispensary ---- Seeking Full time Store Manager (Vancouver) $25 hourly with 'bonus incentives'
Budtender - Vancouver $15/hr
Meanwhile, in Washington State they’re hiring lots of trimmers.