07. Position 1: Animal Care ATTENDANT

SCHEDULE: 4 days/week x 10 hours/day (5 hrs am + 5 hrs pm) = 40 hours/week


PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION to a position at Manoir Kanisha:

Read the job description below (at the bottom of this page).

If you believe you are qualified for the position, please fill out our EMPLOYMENT Questionnaire (below) and make sure to include these 3 documents:

1.  A letter of introduction explaining your situation, your desire to work at Manoir Kanisha and why you should be considered a serious candidate.

2. A detailed C.V.  that includes:

  • Contact Information: full mailing address, phone number, cell, email address;
  • Education, diplomas received and various training (month/year);
  • Professional skills (example: on computer and others);
  • Previous employment (start and end, month/year) and specific references;
  • Degrees received indicating institution and date of graduation;
  • Specific experiences and activities with pets;
  • Other interests and sports practiced regularly;

3. We also ask that you submit Signed Reference Letters. Make sure to indicate the professional relationship that existed with each referee, their company name, website, email address and phone numbers. Thanks !

Before answering our questionnaire, please read to the Job Description at the bottom of this page.

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EMPLOYMENT Questionnaire

If you would like to work with Manoir Kanisha, please fill out this questionnaire.
We are always looking for people who like to work with animals and
who are good with interacting with members of the public.

To complete the Questionnaire, type in your First Name and navigate through the boxes with the "tab" key.
At the end, click on SEND THE QUESTIONNAIRE.
Information provided is confidential and will not be shared.
The information helps Manoir Kanisha determine if you can work with their team.

At the end, click on SEND QUESTIONNAIRE

Please answer all questions
1. Do you want a permanent full-time job either 30 hours (3 days x 10 hrs/day) or 40 hours/week (4 days x 10 hrs/day)?
2. Are you a student looking for a part-time job (1 day/week during the school year and a full-time job (3 or 4 days/week) from May to September and during school holidays or Christmas?
3. Are you looking for a part-time job either one or two days a week?
4. Would you be able to work with our schedule: 10 hours a day, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. with two 15-minute breaks?
5. Do you mind working every Saturday or every Sunday?
6. Do you have any objection to working on HOLIDAYS and during all SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Christmas period, spring break week, summer holidays and long weekends?

NOTE: Annual vacation. Our peak periods coincide with school holidays.
All of our employees work during our peak periods. Annual holidays are taken in winter, spring or autumn.

7. If your application was successful, when would you be available to start working (day/month/year)?
8. Are you fluent in French and English?
9. What is your mother tongue?
10. Do you like working in small teams of 2 or 3 people?
11. Do you own a car?

NOTE: We prefer candidates who have a car and who live near Dorval.Our past experiences show that candidates living away from work do not stay with us for long.

13. Do you confirm that you are free of animal allergies?
14. Do you confirm that you are free of field plant allergies?
15. Do you confirm that you are in good physical health?

NOTE: The reliability of competent employees ensures the quality of animal care. Candidates who are often ill cannot offer this daily care.

16. Do you confirm that you have very good mental health?

NOTE: Working with pets requires good mental health. Candidates with this kind of difficulty cannot offer the necessary stability to the animals placed under our care.

17. Can you confirm that you are in very good physical shape?

NOTE: Working with animals at Manoir Kanisha is very physical, carried out in large spaces (buildings of 45,000 square feet, built on 3 floors).You have to be in very good physical shape!

20. Do you have written proof of having received the Tetanus vaccine?
22. If your application was accepted, would you agree to come and do a day of observation without remuneration?
23. Do you confirm that you have graduated from an animal care course?
24. If your answer to the previous question is positive, could you confirm the type of course received?
26. Do you currently own a pet?
28. Do you have experience of full-time, paid work in the field of domestic animals?
29. If you answered yes to the previous question, could you specify where you worked?
Documents to send to us

You can gather and send your documents (Cover letter, CV, References) in 1 PDF document. To do so, you can use Adobe Pro or the free PDF tool at https: //www.ilovepdf.com/ to convert your documents to PDF and then merge the PDF documents in 1 PDF document.

We thank you for filling out this questionnaire. Please click on SEND THE QUESTIONNAIRE. We will receive your questionnaire and will be in touch with you if your qualifications meet our current needs. Manoir Kanisha.



1. Animal Care ATTENDANT

SCHEDULE: 4 days/week x 10 hours/day (5 hrs am + 5 hrs pm) = 40 hours/week


  • Provide animal care: meals, specific diet for each animal, fresh water, treatments, walks, administration of medication;
  • Move the dogs individually, from inside to outside and from outside to inside;
  • Indicate on the sheet the state of the animals: physical state, behavior, attitudes, appetite, urine, stools… etc.;
  • Ensure their well-being, comfort and safety at all times. Indicate the changes observed;
  • Clean and disinfect: indoor and outdoor enclosures, condos, cages, exercise areas, bowls, blankets…etc.
  • Nearly 40% of the time is spent on cleaning tasks. These tasks are essential to animal welfare;
  • Assist in basic grooming: restraint during nail clipping, baths, preparation of animals before their departure… etc.;
  • Play periods individually or with several animals (if the animals come from the same family);
  • List the cases to watch on our daily plan;
  • Respect the members of our team and the policies in effect at Manoir Kanisha.


Schedule of 40 hours per week, i.e. 4 days of 10 hours: 07:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. An unpaid lunch period: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Two paid 15-minute breaks are offered to employees.

A 4-day week represents alternately, two working days, one day off, two working days and two days off (always including Saturday OR Sunday). During the 12-week training period, the working days will be: Sunday-Monday and Wednesday-Thursday

During peak periods (summer or Christmas holidays, long weekends), if a 5th day was sometimes required, she would be paid at time and a half.

Our employees have a fixed schedule that rarely changes from week to week. This allows our employees to properly plan their personal life outside of work.


1. MATURE PERSON, AUTONOMOUS and FLEXIBLE in terms of tasks;

2. LOVE DOGS, CATS, OTHER DOMESTIC ANIMALS (birds, rabbits, reptiles) and want to learn about them. Do not have animal allergies. Do not have allergies to field plants;

3. BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE: The work is spread over 10 hours/day (2 x 5 hours/day). It is a physical and intense work which brings a lot of well-being to the animals and the employees;

4. Possess a GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH: It is a physical work in our large buildings and which requires a lot of daily walks with the dogs. Good physical health is necessary to ensure punctuality and reliability at work.

5. Possess a GOOD MENTAL HEALTH: Working with animals requires great emotional stability and a constant good mood. This position is not suitable for people with depressive tendencies or other mental problems. You have to be able to show compassion for each of the animals and love working with others.

6. Present proof of valid TETANUS VACCINE* (see explanation below). Submit proof of vaccination for both COVID-19 vaccines.

7. HAVE COMPLETED THE SECONDARY DIPLOMA and provide your D.E.S. Having completed a DEC is an advantage.

8. BE BILINGUAL: Be operational and be able to conduct a conversation in French and English.

9. LOVE WORKING IN A SMALL TEAM (2 to 3 people). Possess natural abilities for mutual aid and interpersonal cooperation;

10. BE PUNCTUAL (07:00 am – 6:15 pm) and RELIABLE (avoid absences because the animals need daily care);

11. OWNING A CAR is essential to travel to our place of work located on the grounds of Montreal International Airport, in Dorval. We are far from public transport. A 25 minute walk is required between the bus stop and our pension center. In winter, this walk is difficult and exhausting. The employee who did not own a car would arrive exhausted before even starting work.

12. Demonstrate a POSITIVE ATTITUDE and be recognized as an ENTHUSIASTIC person at work, towards co-workers and company management. The welfare of animals depends on our ability to motivate them to develop a good relationship with us;

13. Have read the Manoir Kanisha website to better understand our mission and our services: https://www.Manoir-Kanisha.com


The animal handler has two sources of income: a) depending on the preparation of the candidate, the training period begins with an hourly wage and b) commissions on the execution of play periods and other activities such as assistance to grooming.

The candidate will receive a 12-week (3-month) training, during which he must demonstrate a great desire to learn, an excellent work ethic, be punctual and reliable. Absences must be avoided because animal care cannot be postponed overnight. It is necessary to demonstrate the ability to master the procedures in force in our company and an ease in integrating into our team of employees.

After the training period, the hourly wage will be reconsidered based on the candidate’s performance in performing their duties properly and becoming a member of our team. A regular evaluation of the tasks to be learned and mastered allows the candidate to better understand the tasks to be performed and the weak points to be improved.


We would like to receive the name, phone number and email address of previous employers. Indicate the professional relationship that existed with each referent and the dates of the period of employment.

*What is tetanus?

Tetanus is a bacterial disease that can be caught not only by stepping on a rusty nail, as is popularly believed, but also by contact with soil, dust, mud and excrement (faeces) of animals and of humans, or by an animal bite. If the bacteria causing the disease comes into contact with an open wound, it can be fatal. Tetanus attacks the muscles to reach the nerves and affect the entire nervous system, which can be extremely painful. The first muscles usually affected are those of the jaws, which become stiff and “lock”. It is for this reason that tetanus is also called “lockjaw” in English. Prevention and control of tetanus: Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination. Teenagers and adults should be given a booster dose every 10 years.

1990 - 2024

Thirty-four years of excellent services to pets
and their owners


Manoir Kanisha
175 Jenkins Avenue
Dorval, Quebec (Canada)
H9P 2W6

Telephone: 514-631-1755
: 514-636-1203



08h00 to 12h30 and
13h30 to 18h00
7 days a week