Bilingual Licensing Advisor

This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.

Bilingual Licensing Advisor

6XH Grade 8


Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA)

Commercial Licensing Department

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37827

Salary(s):   6XH $60,389.00 – $71,246.00 per year The LGCA has a comprehensive pay and benefits package.

Closing Date:   July 20, 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; charitable gaming, 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 a highly motivated individual to work within the Commercial Licensing Department, which is part of the Operations Unit.  

This is a Designated Bilingual position. The successful candidate must be able to communicate in both official languages (French and English).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

The successful candidate must have:
• A degree in business or public administration and 3 – 5 years of related experience in an office environment, preferably involving public sector and regulatory functions. A combination of education and experience may also be considered. 
• Knowledge and experience interpreting policies, procedures, legislation and supporting regulatory standards and requirements. 
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, with: experience establishing effective working relationships with staff, clients and stakeholders.
• Demonstrated political acumen; and sensitivity in dealing with diverse clientele. 
• Strong written communication skills to prepare detailed reports, recommendations, complex correspondence and public information materials. 
• Excellent decision-making, critical thinking and analytical skills. 
• Strong attention to detail, research skills and the ability to gather data. 
• Effective time management and organizational skills to plan, balance and prioritize multiple work demands, meet deadlines and respond to new initiatives. 
• Effective problem-solving and mediation skills. 
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
• Demonstrated ability to provide functional supervision and training to team members and stakeholders. 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and specialized databases [e.g. the Regulatory Management System (RMS). 
• Strong verbal communication skills in French

The following qualifications are desired: 
• Familiar with investigation techniques and procedures. 
• Familiar with business structures and corporate documentation. 

The Licensing Advisor is responsible for processing, approving, and making recommendations on high-risk, contentious, or complex files for the Commercial Licensing Department, in accordance with the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, Regulations and terms and conditions. The position is responsible for assessing and mitigating risk and imposing terms and conditions pertaining to licence applications, and licensee requests. The position acts as an impartial intermediary between licence applicants and people submitting objections to an application. The Licensing Advisor is responsible for conducting physical inspections of premises to assess suitability prior to the issuance of licences; and may be expected to give presentations and interact with larger groups The position provides functional supervision to team members.

Additional Information:
• Applicants will be required to participate in a French language assessment test.
• 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 exercise/test.
• Circumstances may arise where the competition may need to be withdrawn.
• A positive attendance record will be a consideration in the screening process.
• Satisfactory work performance in the preceding 12 months is required.
• A valid Manitoba driver’s licence, daily access to a motor vehicle and ability to travel are required. 
• A satisfactory Criminal Records Check verified by fingerprints is a condition of employment, and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract must be produced and maintained. 
• Applicants must be eligible for approval to access CPIC information and successfully complete access training. 

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 # 37827

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 may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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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