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Our story began more than 2000 years ago. Starting from the disciples of Jesus Christ and their successors, the faith community has spread across the entire world. Our dedicated staff and volunteers form a community supporting our mission of the Catholic Church in central Alberta, making a difference in the world. Our work includes the promotion of life and the dignity of people, helping families and youth to grow in their faith, and fostering friendship and assistance to those in need. If you have the skills, talent and inspiration to take on the challenge, we invite you to consider these exciting opportunities.


Maintenance - The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

We have an opportunity for a full time position of 35 hours a week supporting Maintenance for our Archdiocese facilities located at 84th Street and 101st Ave in Edmonton. The responsibilities include facility maintenance and grounds keeping activities within offices, classrooms, seminary living area and a retired priest residence. Some heavy lifting is involved when moving furniture, supplies or equipment.


Experience working in a professional office is required.

  • Related experience with grounds keeping such as snow removal and grass cutting
  • Facility maintenance with general trades experience
  • Related equipment experience including boilers, roof top units and air conditioning units is preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs on an occasional basis
  • Adaptable and reliable
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume quoting the job title “Maintenance” in the subject line to

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Parish Office Administrative Assistant - St. Joseph Basilica

We have an opportunity for an Administrative Assistant at St. Joseph Basilica in Edmonton. This full time position of 35 hours a week is responsible to provide support for the Pastor, office staff and parishioners. Duties overall will include reception, secretarial, communications, programs and administrative support. May require some weekend, holiday and evening work for events and meetings.


Experience working in a professional office is required.

  • Systems knowledge in records management database such as Sage and Parish Friendly, Microsoft Office including Word & Excel and social media platforms such as Facebook.
  • Formal post-secondary education in business administration, office management or other related training is preferred.
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs / 14 kg and manage stairs.
  • Must be personable, service oriented, a good communicator both verbal and written, and be able to maintain harmonious relationships with priest, volunteers, parishioners and visitors.
  • Active Catholic faith life and abides by the teachings of Catholicism in his/her personal life is preferred.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume quoting the job title “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line to

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Principal, Vanier Catholic Secondary School - Archdiocese of Whitehorse

In our Diocese, we have three Catholic schools located in Whitehorse, Yukon. In mid-February, the Department of Education will be posting the job for the Principal position at the high school, Vanier Catholic Secondary, and possibly at one of the elementary schools. We invite you to consider coming to the Yukon to serve the Catholic community and families.

These qualifications and experience are needed when applying for Principal positions with Yukon Education:

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Education or equivalent in educational administration and/or elementary curriculum;
  • Recent experience in administration and/or educational leadership in a school setting;
  • Experience in learning environments such as experiential education or project based educational programming;
  • Experience in incorporating cultural activities into the curriculum of the school program;
  • Recent experience teaching in a Catholic school with diverse curriculum needs.

NOTE: Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the education criteria listed above may be equally considered.

In addition to general administrative knowledge and skills, there are also Catholic requirements related to religious education, and practicing and witnessing to your faith. Jobs are posted on the applytoeducation website (use Yukon filter):

Information on how to apply is on the government website:

Whitehorse is a modern ‘wilderness’ city with all amenities and services, an international airport, and plenty of outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities for individuals and families. The Yukon is a vast territory showcasing God’s beautiful creation and is within driving distance of Alaska. This is unique opportunity to serve your Church while discovering a new part of Canada. Please visit these websites for more information:

You are also welcome to contact us at our office by email at or at 867-667-2052.  May God bless you and your families. I remain,

Yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Héctor Vila
Bishop of Whitehorse

Director of Ministry - On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle’s Wings (OEW) is an ecumenical ministry that proclaims Jesus Christ and serves the Church and individuals in remote and isolated areas of northern Canada. We are a ministry of Word and presence. OEW enjoys the support of Christians from several denominations throughout North America. The head office is in Edmonton, Alberta and a small administrative centre is located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Ministry is the continuation and growth of OEW’s ministry among remote and isolated communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The ability to travel north at different times of the year is paramount to fulfilling this ministry. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation short and long-term ministry plans consistent with needs identified by communities and OEW.
  • Ministry of presence in and to, and build relationships with, northern community members, and listen for their needs to discover ministry opportunities within the ministry base area.
  • Growth of relationships and ministry opportunities in the northern communities on a year-round basis.
  • Working cooperatively with, and support ministry of, Christian communities in the North.
  • Working cooperatively with ecumenical partners within ministry bases.
  • Along with other members of the ministry team, planning and implementation of Bible Camps.
  • Together with the Executive Director (ED) and other key staff and volunteers, assure all necessary supports, curriculum, pastoral concerns, and follow-up for Bible Camps, volunteers, and communities are conducted.
  • Attendance, as a team member, at least two weeks of Bible Camp annually.
  • Organization of, provision of pastoral support, hospitality, travel plans for all volunteers to ministry area.
  • Coordination of one’s own, as well as volunteers’, year-round ministry in the Northwest Territories/Nunavut ministry area
  • Identification, training, encouragement and mentoring northern Christians for leadership and ministry within their own cultural and denominational traditions.
  • Provision of pastoral care; support; study; and where requested and appropriate, worship opportunities for individuals and groups living and serving in the North.
  • Provision of pastoral counseling when and where it is appropriate.
  • When required, provision of appropriate culturally and denominationally sensitive Christian education for northern Christians—families, children, women and men.
  • When required, and where not already available, write curricula for various levels of Christian education including, but not limited to, Bible Camp, Sunday School, and Bible studies.

The position of Director of Ministry is a 0.8 time position (i.e. 80% or 4 days per week in keeping with OEW’s office hours). The position is based out of the Katzman Centre office in Edmonton, Alberta and is open to ordained and lay candidates with appropriate qualifications, aptitude, and ministry experience. If ordained, the candidate must receive a call/appointment from a recognized Church Body (e.g. Diocese or Synod). If a lay person, the candidate shall provide a recommendation from his/her Pastor and Bishop, or persons holding equivalent positions and authority.

The successful candidate will be part of the OEW’s ministry team serving alongside, and working cooperatively with, other staff and volunteers. Salary is according to the scale set by the Synod of Alberta and the Territories of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. All conduct, work, and ministry undertaken by the successful candidate will be consistent with OEW’s Mission Statement and Core Values.

The anticipated start date for this position is February 1st, 2021. A full job description and additional information are available on request from:

Rev. Lesley Hand, Executive Director
On Eagle’s Wings Ecumenical Ministries Inc.
10072 164 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4Y3
780-440-6594 / 1-866-441-6594