General Manager

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 full time General Manager who will be responsible for providing back up to the President as well as implementing Kimesskanemenow’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Plan. The general manager (GM) will assist the President to ensure that day-to-day business operations run efficiently. It is the intent of the Kimesskanemenow to hire a GM for a three year contract with the option to extend commencing late November 2023. 

The General Manager will:

  • Work under the direction of the President to ensure that the seasonal winter road is built and maintained according to the specifications and that the contractors meet deadlines.
  • Assist the President in dealing with any issues raised related to the use of the Winter Road by the First Nations communities.
  • Participate in meetings regarding the progress of the winter road, and other communications activities as assigned. 
  • Assisting with funding applications and liaising with funding organizations.
  • Implement Kimesskanemenow’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Plan.
  • Participate in and coordinate daily toolbox meetings. 
  • Provide daily safety, construction and maintenance status reports to the President as requested.
  • Reporting to the President any near misses, accidents, or environmental emergencies such as spills of hazardous materials.
  • Supervising staff when directed to by the President.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and experience with financial management.
  • Experience in preparing funding applications and dealing with funding agencies.
  • Excellent oral, report writing skills, public relations skills, and public speaking.
  • Experience with First Nation communities.  Ability to speak Cree considered an asset.
  • Experience with implementing and updating Safety, Health & Environment Management Plans.
  • Certification in CPR & First Aid will be an asset.
  • Physical ability to participate in ground penetrating radar readings.
  • Experience in the construction and maintenance of a winter road.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Above average computer skills and experience with word and excel software
  • Experience using video conferencing.
  • Valid G2 Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

This position is based on the Western James Bay Coast during the winter months, and housing in Moosonee may be provided if needed. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted and no relocation assistance will be provided.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please forward letters of applications and resumes to the following via mail/email by 4:30 pm October 27, 2023

Attn: Nancy Wood, President

Kimesskanemenow Limited Partnership 

118 Church Street

Brockville, ON  K6V 3Y2


The 22/23 JBWR is CLOSED

We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all the contractors and everyone that made this year's road possible. We look forward to building next year's road and wish everyone safe seasons ahead. 



The 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 James Bay Winter Road is operated and managed by 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 LP, and contact information.


Road Manager:  Nancy Wood

Assistant General Manager:  Tricia Isaac

Sections One and Two Road Foreman:  Gordon Etherington Sr.

Sections Three and Four Road Foreman:  Steve Hookimaw

Board of Directors

President: Nancy Wood

Vice President:  Guy Ginter

Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase

Directors from Attawapiskat: Mike Okimaw
Director from Fort Albany: Agathe Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Wilie Friday Jr.
Director from Moose Cree: Erin Biedermann

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