Most jobs require good English language skills.
To find out about English as an Additional Language (EAL) call Assiniboine Commu-nity College at 773-5180. They will be able to tell you when and where the nearest class is taking place.
You can get help with writing resumes and cover letters that are sent to employers to apply for jobs. Other assistance includes learning to fill out application forms and job interview skills.
To gain experience and connect to the community you may want to volunteer your time.
For all of these opportunities, please contact:
Regional Employment Resource Centre
Located in the IGA Mall in Russell and appointments can be made to meet with you in Rossburn.
You can find information on local jobs at:
- In the local newspapers
- The newspapers are also available for purchase at the Parkway Co-op and Rossburn Dollar Store.
- Posted on the job board from the Regional Employment Resource Centre located at the Town of Rossburn office (on the right hand side as you walk in the door)
- Various websites for local business and organizations
- Some jobs are posted on this website. Click here to see them.
Most prices are fixed in stores. It is acceptable to bargain for more expensive items such as cars, large appliances, and houses. Also, people bargain when buying items at garage sales or outdoor markets.
Most items will include two taxes:
- Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) -5%
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST) -7%
These taxes are not included on the price tag but are added to the final price at the cash register. Most food items and medications do not have sales tax. Also, there is no PST for clothing for children under 14 years of age.
In Rossburn you can purchase your groceries at the Parkway Co-op.
Convenience stores also have a limited selection of groceries but are more expensive and mainly sell snack foods. They are open later than other stores.
At the Co-op store you can become a member and receive a rebate from your purchases every year. You can shop at Co-op even if you are not a member.
Ethnic specialty foods can be bought in Yorkton at Superstore and in Brandon at the Superstore or Obermaierís Sausage & Meats (222 Rosser Ave; 1-204-728-0707).
A variety of restaurants serve different types of food. Most are family restaurants where children are welcome. It is customary to tip 10-15% of the total food bill by either leaving the money on the table or adding it to your credit or debit card payment. This in not done at fast-food restaurants.
Many people are using the internet for some purchases, and a credit card is re-quired to make these purchases. Canada has other mail order businesses like Sears that send out catalogues that you can order from.
Rossburn has a Sears Catalogue Order Office located at 27 Main St. North (859-2506).