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 Winter Road Construction Foreman (Moose Cree Section)

Kimesskanemenow Limited Partnership builds an annual winter road to connect the communities of Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat. The James Bay winter road is generally open from mid January to late March of each year, with construction starting early December. Kimesskanemenow is seeking to hire a winter road foreman for the construction phase in the MOOSE CREE SECTION of the James Bay Winter Road.

The foreman will be working under the supervision of the General Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the construction of the winter road for the Moose Cree section of the winter road using the local community subcontractors. The foreman position is a full-time contract position commencing December 3, 2017 through to the end of the construction phase on or about February 7, 2018.

The Road Foreman will:

 Assist with all phases and aspects of the winter road construction, operations and maintenance in the Moose Cree section of the winter road and ensure that the winter road project meets all users’ requirements. 

  • Work under the direction of the General Manager.
  • Complete daily equipment and labour reports and forward to the General Manager.
  • Provide weekly construction status reports to the General Manager.
  • Assist the General Manager in ensuring that the work is completed by the subcontractors, and the winter road is built according to the specifications.
  • Assist Kimesskanemenow LP in dealing with any issues raised related to the use of the Winter Road by the First Nations communities for traditional purposes. 
  • Provide on-site spills response and vehicle extrication as required.
  • Perform ice data collection as required by the General Manager.
  • Ensure that Ministry of the Environment’s Permit to Take Water data collection requirements are met.
  • Review and ensure implementation of Kimesskanemenow’s Safety, Health and Environment Plan.
  • Participate in community meetings regarding the progress of the winter road. 
  • Participate in weekly road user’s meetings, Wawatay radio interviews and other communications activities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  •  Experience with building and maintaining a winter road
  • Supervisory experience
  • Physical ability to participate in spills response and vehicle extrication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to utilize Word processing and Spreadsheet software
  • Ability to complete daily equipment and labour reports, and weekly status reports on the construction and maintenance activities.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities
  • Ability to speak Cree an asset
  • Ability to travel
  • Valid Ontario’s drivers licence

The Road Foreman will require access to a snowmobile during winter road construction, and will be provided with the use of a truck during the construction phase of the winter road season. Accounts will be set up with the various local fuel vendors for the purchase of work related fuel for the vehicle.

This position will be located in Moosonee/Moose Factory. No relocation or housing assistance will be provided. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward letters of applications and resumes to the following via mail/email or facsimile by  4:30 pm Friday November 3, 2017.

Kimesskanemenow Limited Partnership

70C Mountjoy St North, Suite 426

Timmins, Ontario, P4N 4V7

or  or (519) 787 5120 Fax


The Western James Bay Winter Road connects the communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan to Moosonee through the annual construction and maintenance of an ice road. From Moosonee there is a rail link to the main Ontario provincial highway system at Cochrane.

The 312 km. long James Bay Winter Road is operated and managed by First Logistics, a division of Kimesskanemenow LP, a limited partnership between the four communities it connects, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Moose Cree First Nations. The word kimesskanemenow is a Cree word which means 'our road'.

This website provides road users with up to date road status and conditions, and provides access to the past newsletters, employment opportunities with Kimesskanemenow, and contact information.

Board of Directors

President: Nancy Wood

Vice President:  Guy Ginter

Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase

Directors from Attawapiskat: Richard Iahtail and Mike Okimaw
Directors from Fort Albany: Alex Solomon and Agatha Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Willie Friday Jr.
Directors from Moose Cree: Guy Ginter and Chief Patricia Faries

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