CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

169 - Secretary III

Clinical Trials Unit – MacCharles

Competition #: 169-21-762111537

Closing Date: May 11, 2021

  • Grant Funded
  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)


Reporting to the Manager of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), the Secretary III is responsible for the effective, efficient and confidential provision of secretarial support for the Clinical Trials Unit. The incumbent duties include preparing, organizing, and maintaining various types of scheduling calendars, including electronic calendars, organize mail, and enter data. General duties include but are not limited to: payroll processing, ordering and tracking of all departmental supplies, work orders and maintenance requests; updating and maintaining various databases. The incumbent has the ability to coordinate workflow and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions; must exercise sound judgment, maintains confidentiality, and be willing to assume a variety of assignments as required. The candidate must be a self-starter, have the ability to work independently or in a team setting with minimal supervision and be capable of carrying out the duties of this position with diplomacy, tact and professionalism. The successful incumbent must have the flexibility to move between the CancerCare Manitoba sites where clinical trials are active.



  • Successful completion of a recognized administrative or secretarial training program or the equivalent in education and experience as determined by CancerCare Manitoba
  • Proof of successful completion of 40s English course or equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a senior secretarial position
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Satisfactory employment record
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada

Will be assessed during the interview process:

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to stressful situations
  • Ability to liaise with staff at all levels in the organization and Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Will be assessed during the testing process:

  • Written communication skills – Written composition test (70% passing benchmark)
  • Medical Terminology Test (70% passing benchmark)
  • Computer keyboarding skills of 40 wpm with high degree of accuracy


  • College or undergraduate education
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment
  • Experience working in a unionized environment


  • Ability to speak French

Salary: As per CUPE Collective Agreement - Start hourly rate $19.488

Additional Information:

Note: Please enclose the required documents (proof of education and completion of 40s English course or equivalency) together with your application to CCMB Human Resources.

Minimum Language Requirements:

Applicants whose first language* is not English and who have not successfully completed a Manitoba Grade 12 40S English course or equivalent will be required to meet one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

TOEFL- a minimum of 550 (CBT-213) on the PBT (Paper-Based Test), or a minimum of 213 on the CBT (Computer-Based Test), or a minimum of 79-80 on the IBT (Internet-Based Test)

CanTest - a minimum band level of 4.5 in Reading and Listening, and 4.0 in Speaking and Writing

IEL TS - a minimum band of 6.5 in Reading, Listening, and Speaking, and a minimum of 6.0 in Writing

MELAB - a minimum final score of 80 with a minimum of 77 in Writing

CAEL- a minimum overall result of 60 with a minimum of 60 in Writing

Successful completion of AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance) offered through the University of Manitoba and Red River College

*The term "first language" refers to that language which is most commonly used in homes, communities and daily commerce in the applicant's native country. It may or may not be the country's official language or one of the country's official languages or the language of instruction.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. *For more information regarding 40S language equivalencies, please contact Human Resources at (204) 787-8501.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9