Experienced Professionals

About Alternatives

At Alternatives our motto is “Different, On Purpose” and we live up to that. We believe that our number one asset is our people, and our people are our competitive advantage. For that reason we offer a Total Rewards program that helps our employees be well and live well. It includes the following:

Competitive Pay – where we provide above the average pay salaries to our employees,

Employee Benefits – All of our employee benefits include extended medical, drug reimbursement, dental and vision care, life and accident insurance and disability benefits.

Additional Benefits  - All funeral directors who make arrangements in the family home, will receive their own vehicle that can be used outside of office hours. This includes insurance, repairs and gas. We also offer flexible work hours in which you can schedule personal appointments during office hours.

Working at Alternatives

A day in the life of a Funeral Director at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services is not like most funeral homes. Instead of meeting with families in the funeral home, we provide service to our families directly in their home. Dividing their time between office administrative work, being out on funerals, graveside and memorial services, and going out to the family home to make arrangements, the Alternatives Funeral Director will never have the same day twice.

Our Funeral Directors like the variety in their workflow and the freedom of organizing their days. They enjoy not being confined to an office space 40 hours a week and appreciate the mobile work environment. They can integrate personal appointments during business hours, and the personal use of work vehicles on weekends and evenings is a nice bonus that can free up a primary vehicle and result in savings on insurance, gas and even car payments. The freedom to stop for lunch in a park on a nice summer day, or grab a cup of coffee at the closest coffee shop in-between appointments, are small things that can make a difference in a daily routine.

When asked, our Funeral Directors tell us that they enjoy the atmosphere of being in the family home, as the families are more relaxed. It is also very helpful when certain items are required such as clothing, pictures, or important information for registering the death.

Working for Alternatives is definitely a different experience from what you may be used to. As an independently owned non-corporate funeral home, the atmosphere here is relaxed, team oriented and simplified. We currently have a wonderful family of talented Funeral Directors, Managers, Embalmers and Administrative staff who all work together towards a positive healthy work environment.

Our Compensation Philosophy

As Alternatives continues to grow and expand, so do the benefits and compensation packages we offer to our employees. From investment matching and profit sharing opportunities to bonuses and extensive health coverage, we believe in the importance of happy healthy staff.

We also believe in paying our staff above the industry standard and offer competitive wages with support for future career growth. 

Current Openings

We are currently looking for the following positions to join our amazing team:

Don't see a position listed for you, but are confident you'd make a great addition to the team? Please contact us and we'd like to hear more! 

Next Steps

As an independently owned and owner operated business, we understand the value of having great staff. We are always interested in adding talented people to our team and helping them foster a new and rewarding career.

If you would like to learn more about Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services, send an email to careers@myalternatives.ca, or give us a call anytime (604) 857-5779, ask to speak with Andre Carelse, Manager.

We look forward to meeting you!