Posted 2 weeks ago

Why Gambles?


At Gambles, produce is everything. Our business provides the widest assortment of top-quality fruits and vegetables for the wholesale, foodservice, and retail sectors. With a history dating back to the early 1900s, Gambles has grown and evolved in to one of the largest produce wholesalers in all of Canada. Our goal is to be the supplier of choice for all our customer’s needs.


Our people are the backbone of our business! We have a “hire-from-within” mentality at Gambles, which means we put extra focus on developing our people and giving them unique career advancement opportunities. Just like our products and our customer-base, we love to see our people grow!


Job Description


The People Development Assistant is a seven-month contract and will report directly to the People Development Manager.


This position will assist with HR-related tasks and projects to gain hands-on experience in the field. The intern will work closely with the People Development team to support all aspects of HR including recruitment, employee lifecycle changes, and human resources document management. This internship is an excellent opportunity for student to gain practical experience in HR and build a foundation for a future career in the field.


Although the primary schedule for this individual is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, our ideal candidate can work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the business which may include occasional evenings and weekends. This individual will primarily work out of the 165 The Queensway location but may be required on occasion to work out of the 302 Dwight Avenue location.




  • Filing and scanning of employee paperwork such as new hire paperwork, disciplinary and grievance records, termination paperwork, training documents, etc.
  • Assist with the recruitment process by posting jobs on Indeed and LinkedIn, conducting phone screening and scheduling interviews
  • Data entry into Dayforce HRIS (i.e. training records, disciplinary records, etc.)
  • Participate in the JHSC as the JHSC Secretary
  • Participate in HR-related projects and initiatives as required
  • Provide administrative support to the People Development team
  • Maintain LMS for company-wide training initiatives
  • Draft confirmation of employment letters
  • Manages the employee fruit program
  • Assist corporate event planning
  • General office duties such as ordering supplies, stocking fridges, mail bin, etc.


Candidate Requirements



  • Currently enrolled in a Post-Graduate Diploma or Undergraduate Degree program specializing in HR or related field
  • Efficient in all MS Office applications

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Please note that Gambles Group is an equal opportunity employer located in a heritage building with our main office at 165 The Queensway, Suite 240.  Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

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