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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a job with Kent?

The list - Candidates can find Kent jobs listed with all J.D. Irving, Limited jobs on https://careers.jdirving.com. The list shows all positions, so it is best to filter by where you want to work or the type of work you want to do.

Create a profile - Why? Like all areas of the business, Kent uses technology to be more efficient. The profile you make can be used to apply for current and future positions; and captures your information that becomes an employee file when hired.

Start at New User.You complete basic information such as name and address, and can attach a resume. When you see a position that interests you, complete a job submission. You will need to answer a few questions about your qualifications and then type your name to complete the submission.

Kent has a team of human resources specialists that review new submissions and will contact you if your experience is a match. To help out, please add a cover letter to explain any questions we may have – for example, if you don’t live in the area, but plan to move. Please explain any gaps in employment and your motivation to work with Kent.

Next steps – We always want to hire the best and will send you assessments that help with selection. Once those are complete, we’ll want to meet for an interview. We highly value safety and customer service, so please consider how you can demonstrate that in an interview. We’ll also want to discuss the position, so be prepared with some questions as well.


If I don’t get a job, do you let me know?

Kent has worked hard to become an employer that candidates choose. We also get more candidates than openings which can be disappointing. You will receive an email notification when a requisition is cancelled or the position is filled. Please continue to apply for positions that interest you and align with your skills.


What does “Opportunities for…” mean?

Some job requisitions are for future positions. You can complete a job submission for these openings, but we don’t have a start date yet. The positions may depend on the weather, or open up when students return to school.


What are the benefits at Kent?

There are so many things to mention, but our employee discount is something that really stands out compared to other retailers. After three months, you will have access to a discount on all Kent products.

Being part of a large company means lots of opportunities for development and taking on roles with more responsibility. There are also corporate perks like discounts on travel and phone plans.

We also have medical, dental and health plans; RRSP, disability and life insurance. Eligibility depends on the role, length of service and average number of hours worked.

There are so many things to mention, but our employee discount is something that really stands out compared to other retailers. After three months, you will have access to a discount on all Kent products.

Being part of a large company means lots of opportunities for development and taking on roles with more responsibility. There are also corporate perks like discounts on travel and phone plans.

We also have medical, dental and health plans; RRSP, disability and life insurance. Eligibility depends on the role, length of service and average number of hours worked.

Special note for students

Students often start with us in high school, and can try different positions or departments for a change each year.

Kent is a great place for students since we have so many locations. If you want to work part time while at college and then full time while at home in the summer, that is an option.

Students will also have an advantage when it comes to co-op or intern positions with JD Irving, Limited. Our preference is to hire internally first, so your application gets priority.

We have had students become store managers shortly after graduating from university. Lots of responsibility plus a great salary and a company truck.

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