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Help Us Serve Rural and Remote Communities

The North West Company plays a critical role in serving rural and remote communities across Canada’s north. Customers trust our Northern and NorthMart stores to provide the products and services that make their lives better. In turn, we trust our in-store personnel to deliver! If you are considering a career in the north, we offer excellent compensation and the freedom to make a store your own. You’ll have the rare opportunity of experiencing life in the north, with its outdoor activities and culturally engaged communities. We put our full support, including first-rate training, behind you. Many of our most successful operators worked their way up through our stores. If you are ready for adventure and hungry for a meaningful, wide-open career, take a look at what we have to offer.

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The North West Company (North West) is a leading retailer to underserved rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs.

Growth at North West has come from market share expansion within existing locations and from applying our expertise and infrastructure to new markets and complementary businesses. The latter includes wholesaling to independent stores, opening Giant Tiger junior discount stores in rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Western Canada, and our 2007 acquisition of Cost-U-Less, Inc. (CUL), a chain of mid-sized warehouse format stores serving the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean.



In 1987, a small group of enterprising Canadians reclaimed the heritage of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Northern Stores division. They reached back in time to name the new entity The North West Company and it grew into a true success story.

We've moved with the adventuring spirit of the great North West Company explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, and the management skills of our Hudson's Bay Company predecessor, George Simpson. Combined in the right balance, applied to the right situation, they are powerful ingredients behind North West's longevity.

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The Healthy Horizons Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of youth in the communities we serve through financial support and the motivation to advance their level of fitness, education and health.

Your generosity plays an important role in our efforts to give youth in our communities a brighter and healthier future!

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Community Promise

Community Promise

We see ourselves as agents working to bring the right range of products and services uniquely suited to each customer we serve. From a community perspective, we accept their trust that we continue to be a committed local investor, employer, business partner and neighbour. Together it adds up to the type of complexity and reward that we embrace and others shy away from.

Edward Kennedy

President and CEO, The North West Company

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