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Interested applicants may forward their resumes to:

Mount Pleasant Group
Human Resources
500-65 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON M4H 1P1

Fax: 416-696-9325

Email: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com

The Mount Pleasant Group is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all applicants and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. We will provide accommodation in recruitment as needed. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


Canadian Memorial Services is a funeral home company operating across the Greater Toronto Area, under the brand name The Simple Alternative Funeral Centres. Our success is the result of a dedicated team of professional employees who are committed to providing compassionate, caring service to each and every client, with a special focus on providing culturally sensitive service.

We are currently looking for:

 

Funeral Director - Full-time Contract (12 months)

Location: York Funeral Centre, North York

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Arrange, co-ordinate and/or facilitate activities associated with family needs such as services, transfers, preparation of human remains and any other activities associated with their needs;
  • Present and sell products and services to at-need and pre-need families and assist them in their decisions for disposition of human remains;
  • Respond to information and service inquiries;
  • Maintain funeral home facility and vehicles as required;
  • Perform other sundry tasks as assigned.

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Schedule is a combination of days, evenings and weekends.

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Funeral Director’s License;
  • Funeral directing and arranging experience;
  • Able to provide funeral services to various faiths and cultures;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Professional demeanour;
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to multi-task;
  • A valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • Aftercare and/or bereavement training would be considered an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office;
  • We offer a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive total rewards package.

Please forward applications as follows:
By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or confidential Fax: 416-696-9325


 

 

Class 1 Funeral Directors - Full-time Contract (12 months and 24 months)

Location: The Simple Alternative - Toronto

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Arrange, co-ordinate and/or facilitate activities associated with family needs such as services, transfers, preparation of human remains and any other activities associated with their needs;
  • Present and sell products and services to at-need and pre-need families and assist them in their decisions for disposition of human remains;
  • Respond to information and service inquiries;
  • Maintain funeral home facility and vehicles as required;
  • Perform other sundry tasks as assigned.

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Schedule is a combination of days, evenings and weekends.

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Funeral Director’s License;
  • Funeral directing and arranging experience;
  • Able to provide funeral services to various faiths and cultures;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Professional demeanour;
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to multi-task;
  • A valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office;
  • Aftercare and/or bereavement training would be considered an asset.

Please forward applications as follows:
By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or confidential Fax: 416-696-9325


 

Acting Assistant Manager, Funeral Operations - Acting Assignment (12 months)

Location: The Simple Alternative - Toronto

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Assist the Funeral Operations Manager in:
    • Providing work direction to staff, including employee relations, day-to-day administration and performance management;
    • Maintaining a high standard of customer service through the organization and supervision of staff;
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation;
    • Preparing the annual operating budget and operating within the approved budget.
  • Work within established policies, practices and procedures;
  • Maintain a positive, productive, and respectful team working environment;
  • Prepare for and facilitate staff and team meetings;
  • Perform administrative duties such as monthly reporting, follow-up with suppliers, etc.;
  • Ensure the needs of our broadly diverse customer base are met;
  • Travel between work locations in the GTA as required;
  • Perform any related sundry activities as assigned;

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • 37.5 hours per week;
  • Week 1 – Monday to Saturday;
  • Week 2 – Monday to Thursday

 

Qualifications:

  • Funeral Director License and funeral industry experience;
  • Organized and efficient problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Focus on establishing high level of customer service and employee satisfaction;
  • Familiarity with various faiths, traditions and cultures;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and discretion;
  • Good understanding of the Funeral, Burial, Cremation Services Act;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team;
  • Financial literacy and demonstrated business acumen;
  • Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office;
  • A valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License and a clean driving record;
  • Ability to travel to different locations within the Greater Toronto Area.

Please forward applications as follows:
By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or confidential Fax: 416-696-9325

 

Casual Funeral Director’s Assistant

Locations: Pine Hills Funeral Centre (Scarborough); York Funeral Centre (North York); Elgin Mills Funeral Centre (Richmond Hill)

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Assist the Funeral Director in conducting funeral services in our chapels, a church, crematorium chapel, graveside or other locations if required;
  • Interact with bereaved families and individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and maintain positive relations with families, suppliers and other service providers;
  • Set up, remove of and/or transfer of floral tributes to/from various locations;
  • Set up facilities for events including arranging furniture and assisting with changeovers;
  • Clean the facilities after services and to restore the facilities to their original condition;
  • Ensure company vehicles are presentable and properly maintained including washing, interior care, polishing, and vehicle maintenance;
  • Drive company vehicles, with or without passengers, as required;
  • Transfer human remains from the place of death, which includes hospitals, nursing homes and private residences within the GTA, and between various sites within the company;
  • Confirm identification of human remains being transferred, ensuring relevant information from the Medical Certificate of Death is recorded;
  • Register deaths as required;
  • Assist the embalmer with body preparation as requested, including dressing and casketing;
  • Ensure correct disposal of waste and assist in the general maintenance of company facilities (interior and exterior);
  • Perform other sundry duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence and clean driver’s abstract;
  • Professional demeanour and appearance;
  • Familiarity with funeral home environment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of hospital and nursing home locations within the GTA is an asset;
  • Knowledge of cemetery, crematorium and mausoleum locations in the GTA is an asset;
  • Knowledge of legal requirements associated with the disposition of human remains is an asset;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious expectations.

 

Please forward applications as follows:
By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or confidential Fax: 416-696-9325


 

Casual Host/Hostess

Locations: Elgin Mills Funeral Centre, Richmond Hill

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Ensure reception area and kitchen remain tidy throughout the event and afterwards (pick up dirty plates, empty trays, change garbage etc.);
  • Provide attentive and personal service; answer inquiries or direct them appropriately, providing the highest quality of service to customers at all times;
  • Set up reception area and clean up at end of event, which includes setting out dishes, playing soft music, disinfecting surfaces and handles, vacuuming, mopping etc.;
  • Service of food and beverage, following all food safety standards;
  • Refill water and coffee; remove and refill service items and condiments;
  • Carry out opening and closing procedures;
  • Assist family in packaging their food at the end of the Reception and offer to help carry the items to their vehicles;
  • Restock all dishes and supplies;
  • Perform sundry duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays;
  • Able to lift trays of glassware, food, coffee carafes, etc.;
  • Must be a team player, with a positive can-do attitude and solid work ethic;
  • Enjoy interacting with people and a desire to make positive customer connections;
  • Sensitivity to persons in bereavement and understanding a variety of cultural and religious expectations

Please forward applications as follows:
By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com or confidential Fax: 416-696-9325