Licensing Advisor Manitoba Government Winnipeg, MB

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 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 a highly motivated individual to work within the Charitable Services Department, which is part of the Operations Unit. This department provides licensing services charitable organizations and First Nations.

Conditions of Employment:

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

The successful candidate must have:
• A degree in business or public administration with 3 – 5 years’ experience in a senior administrative role, preferably involving public sector and regulatory functions. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.
• Experience in the research and assessment of applications and policy.
• Knowledge and experience interpreting policies, procedures, legislation and supporting regulatory standards and requirements.
• Strong written communication skills to prepare letters, high-level reports, policy recommendations and public information materials.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience establishing effective working relationships with staff, clients and stakeholders.
• Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to review and approve a variety of applications and client requests.
• Effective time management and organizational skills to manage multiple work demands, prioritize, meet deadlines and respond to new initiatives.
• Demonstrated political acumen and sensitivity in dealing with diverse clientele.
• 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 [eg the Regulatory Management System (RMS)].

The following qualifications are desired:
• Proficiency in French.

The Licensing Advisor is responsible for processing and approving gaming applications for the Charitable Services Department of the LGCA. This department provides licensing services to charitable organizations and First Nations. Duties include ensuring all required documentation has been submitted, researching applications, approving and making recommendations, and providing information on licensing requirements, policies and procedures to clients, stakeholders and the public. The position also monitors compliance with Licensing Terms and Conditions, as well as provides functional supervision to team members.

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 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 satisfactory Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment.

The LGCA has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that 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). Training, educational support and career development opportunities are 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 # 37250
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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