Want a fullfilling career?
Imagine how much better your day would be if you actually enjoyed your career. If you were making a real contribution with a company whose products are industry leaders in Canada.
Backroad Mapbooks produces top-selling mapping solutions for the Canadian outdoor recreation industry. From Backroad Mapbooks, Fishing Mapbooks, Recreation Maps, TOPO Maps, Digital Maps to GPS Maps we have been the leader in the Canadian mapping industry for the last 20 years.
To stay as the leader, we need the best and brightest on our team. Are you ready to start your career, here?
Cartography / GIS
Finance & Accounting
Sales & Marketing
Graphic & Web Design
Research & Development
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What is the culture like at Backroad Mapbooks?
A: Relaxed! The environment is a casual, open work environment that fosters teamwork, collaboration and creativity. We like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with fantastic, hard-working individuals who share the same passion.
Q: What are the core business hours ?
A: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Q: Can I apply for more than one job?
A: Absolutely! We encourage interested candidates to apply for any jobs for which they qualify.
Q: What are the steps in the Backroad Mapbook hiring process?
A: If we determine you meet the qualifications of a current opening, a member of our team will contact you to schedule a time to discuss your background, experience and the current available position. If it seems the position may be a good fit for you, we'll schedule a phone screen interview and then an on-site interview with the individuals related to this position.
Q: How quickly do you fill your open positions?
A: As soon as we find the candidate that matches our qualifications and requirements.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Although there is no company dress code, it is expected that associates dress appropriately for the work environment.
Any department specific dress codes or safety rules pertaining to dress must be followed.
Q: How often are associates paid?
Q: Do employees get discounts on Backroad Mapbook products? What kind?
A: Associates may purchase product at a 50% discount for immediate family and at a 25% discount for non-immediate family. Resale of product is prohibited.
Q: Are benefits available and if so when do benefits start?
A: Yes. Benefits start 90 days after the day you start.
Q: How often are raises/reviews given?
A: Contribution and raise evaluations are completed annually for all associates.
Q: Are there opportunities for advancement?
A: This varies by department, but there are opportunities for growth and advancement dependant on your contribution, or if you are on a management path.
Q: Do you accept entry level employees?
A: Yes, entry level candidates should look under student internships for more information.
Q: What software language/program experience do you look for in Graphic/Web Design?
A: We use a variety of languages, including PHP, Java script, CSS, and Html.
For programs we look for InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. Flash is an asset. PC and Mac skills are required.
Q: What software does Backroad Mapbook use in a cartography?
A: We use ARC GIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Avenza Map Publisher in our Cartography Department. We will teach associate's other customized ways we create our products using these programs and others.
Q: Is travel required in the Sales/Marketing position?
A: Yes, expected travel is 20 percent to 40 percent, depending on the territory and business demands.
Q: What are some of the websites the Graphic/Web Design department creates and supports?
A: Backroadmapbooks.com, gpsmaps.ca, Backroad online shop, dealer locator, and Backroad Mapbooks media room.