About Us

We have created a culture based on our values and we want to hire people who feel a sense of ownership and responsibility to demonstrate that cannabis can enhance the lives of Canadians and their communities. 

National Access Cannabis (NAC) is a unique health care service provider that specializes in prescribing medical cannabis and provides members with ongoing education and care. We work alongside Health Canada and licensed producers to help qualifying patients gain access to their license, as well as provide resources and support on using medical cannabis in their day-to-day routine. NAC has developed a strong history of effectively delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal cannabis for thousands of Canadian patients and our business model will be effectively replicated for the recreational cannabis retail space with a new brand, Meta Cannabis Supply Co (META™). 

At National Access Cannabis, you have the opportunity to be part of a faced paced and agile start-up company, in an industry that is breaking the mould in retail.  

At NAC/META our philosophy is simple. Creating a customer experience that is unique and tailored to you, where, as an, over the age of 19 you have access recreational cannabis in a safe and responsible way. We aim to educate and raise awareness about cannabis and the products we stock. Our stores are our homes, we take pride in our appearance and creating a welcoming space for our guests to have access to our knowledge, experience and advice. 

Position Overview 

Working as part of the Real Estate Development Team, the Junior Real Estate Planning Analyst would support the Director of Real Estate in mapping out and understanding cannabis demographics and real estate zones and corridors. Further, the coordinator will lead and take point on reaching out to the various municipalities and municipal approving agencies with aim of establishing relationships with the objective of understanding zoning by-laws and local city/municipal guidelines for operating cannabis retail storefronts. 

Duties and responsibilities 

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, primary responsibilities of the Junior Real Estate Planning Analyst are to:

  • Champion the culture of NAC and a positive work environment.
  • Create a tracker of municipalities and their positions on cannabis retail storefronts.
  • Conduct research on municipal parameters and guidelines for cannabis licensing.
  • Make contact and build relationships with municipal approving agencies and departments (planning departments, zoning departments etc.).
  • Help with mapping systems to identify friendly cannabis demographics and suitable real estate zones/corridors.
  • Utilize Pinpoint or other mapping software to track our locations and the location of our competitors;
  • Verify the suitability of potential cannabis retail store locations against the relevant provincial and municipal legislation and bylaws (separation distances, zoning, cap on stores, proximity to competitors etc.);
  • Analyze and rank locations based on their expected performance by looking at surrounding land uses, businesses, travel patterns, visibility, demographics, and market competition;
  • Collect market data (e.g. potential store locations of our competitors);
  • Use demographic data to compare our locations to those of other retailers;
  • Assist in drafting written submissions to include with rezoning applications;
  • Outreach and consultations with land/real estate owners and landlords;
  • Monitor municipal policies/regulations/council meetings and prepare summaries as needed;
  • Assist in organizing and keeping track of leases, rent schedules, and landlord contact information;
  • Conduct market research and assist with identifying future sites and markets; 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Operations team in creating a year-end report that highlights NAC retail stores and their associated milestones; 
  • Coordinate and assist with zoning appeals;
  • Utilize Piinpoint or other site selection mapping software to update NAC retail store locations, the location of competitors and develop and maintain site rankings; 
  • Verify if sites satisfy municipal requirements regarding buffers, zoning, official plans etc.; 
  • Coordinate the development permit, development permit renewal and business license application process; and
  • Keep abreast of all cannabis legislation and policies across provinces and monitor news and announcements from provincial cannabis suppliers and regulators such as AGLC, LGCA etc. as they relate stores zoning and bylaws. 

Qualifications 

Skills & Experience:

  • A keen interesting in urban planning with a focus on real estate and/or retail development.
  • Confidence and ability to communicate and maintain relationships with municipal and city planners, departments and agencies.
  • Excellent and engaging communication and negotiation skills.
  • Project management skills with acute attention to details.
  • Demonstrated focus on analytics and strategic thinking.
  • Innovative problem solver who identifies, develops and implements processes to improve operating efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated and proven strength for articulating objectives, scope and direction in a manner which delivers concrete collaboration and alignment.
  • Exercises excellent judgment in decision-making, problem solving, and ability to explain his/her perspective to others.
  • Ability to build rapport with multiple stakeholders and influence without authority.
  • Ability to tolerate a high degree of ambiguity, ability to work in highly dynamic, ever-changing environment. 

Working Environment & Travel:

  • Office working environment 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Urban Planning or another associated field.
  • Comfortable working with maps and mapping tools.
  • Understanding of Ontario municipal planning laws/zones/processes.

Interest in the retail and real estate industry.

Statement on Diversity & Inclusivity

National Access Cannabis (NAC) provides services in one of the most diverse countries in the world. The diversity of our communities takes many forms. It includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. We see diversity as an asset to our organization and communities and strive to be reflective of the communities that we serve. We commit ourselves to promoting better understanding and appreciation of our human diversity; a commitment which is best realized through our individual and collective effort.

NAC is professionally and personally committed to celebrating the rich diversity of people who work in our company, to those who live in our communities, and to those who access our services and resources.  We believe that it is critical that our services empower freedom of thought and opinion in an environment of mutual respect. All of our activities and interactions are enriched by accepting each other as we are and by celebrating our uniqueness as well as our commonality. We are guided by the principle that celebrating diversity enriches and empowers the lives of all people.

Accommodation Statement

National Access Cannabis welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, as such reasonable accommodations are available upon request from a candidate with a disability, thus ensuring you can take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If as a qualified job applicant, you request an accommodation, National Access Cannabis will consult with you and provide reasonable accommodations according to your accessibility needs.  If you wish to make a request, please provide a cover letter, when applying to this position.

The successful candidate to this role will be asked to complete a background screen, which may include criminal, credit, employment and/or educational checks. All offers of employment are conditional on the receipt of satisfactory results of any applicable check.

This is an evolving position as such, the job responsibilities and title may shift to reflect a change in requirements.

How to apply:

Unless otherwise stated, applications will only be considered from candidates eligible to work in Canada, without sponsorship.

If you are interested in this position and can clearly demonstrate that you meet the requirements defined in the job description, please put #chooseme on your resume in the top right corner, complete our online application form. Applications and resumes submitted by other means will not be accepted. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Message to Agencies

National Access Cannabis does not accept unsolicited telephone calls, referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited telephone calls, referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to National Access Cannabis employees is not welcome. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to National Access Cannabis are deemed gratuitous, and the company will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay any referral or other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a candidate is hired.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from approved vendors who have written agreements in place with National Access Cannabis, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by National Access Cannabis for such specified position. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of National Access Cannabis and no fee shall be due for any candidate that may be subsequently hired. 

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