Communications Assistant

6XD Grade 4


2 year term

Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA)


Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37334

Salary(s):   6XD $46,829.00 - $55,680.00 per year The LGCA has a comprehensive pay and benefits package.

Closing Date:   April 7, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.


The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) regulates the province's liquor, gaming and cannabis industries. We license liquor sales, service and manufacturing; gaming employees, products and operations; and retail cannabis stores. We strive to serve the public interest by regulating these industries in a respectful, impartial and balanced manner. 

The LGCA is seeking an experienced communications professional to work in its Communications Department.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check

The successful candidate must have:
• A diploma in communications or a communications-related field; and one to three years of related experience, preferably in the public sector. A combination of education and experience may be considered. 
• Strong oral and written communication skills with experience preparing communications for diverse audiences across mediums.
• Strong digital communication skills, including experience developing and managing website content and professional social media accounts.
• Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, and Adobe InDesign.
• Well-developed political acumen and interpersonal skills to foster positive collaboration and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to edit and proof.
• Organizational and project management skills to balance competing priorities and manage projects simultaneously while achieving high-quality results.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

The following qualifications are desired: 
• Proficiency in French.

The Communications Assistant position is responsible for providing administrative and technical support to the Communications Department. Working closely with the Communications Analyst, the incumbent is responsible for the development and maintenance of web content and sites, internal and external communication materials, and provides support to a variety of communications projects. The incumbent, as a member of the Communications Department, works collaboratively to develop resources for both internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Information:
• An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
• Applicants may be required to write a screening / selection test.
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Circumstances may arise where the competition may need to be withdrawn.
• Satisfactory work performance in the preceding 12 months is required.
• For internal candidates, a positive attendance record will be a consideration in the screening process.
• A satisfactory Criminal Records Check must be produced and maintained.

The LGCA has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity leave top-up plan, family related leave and a defined benefit pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). The LGCA also has ergonomic workstations and free parking. Training, educational support and career development opportunities are also available.

Please quote your name and the advertisement number in the subject line of your email. Please submit your cover letter, resume and any other documents in PDF format. The LGCA does not accept .zip files or links to Google Docs, Dropbox or any cloud-based storage systems as a replacement for PDF documents.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37334
Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority
Human Resource Services
1055 Milt Stegall Drive
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 0Z6
Fax: 204-927-5384

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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