Tobacco Test Shoppers

Tobacco Test Shoppers
Posting Number: 
March 4, 2019 04:30 PM
Job Type: 

Location: Woodstock Site
2 positions (Non Union)

The supply of tobacco to persons under the age of 19 years is illegal under the Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA).  To monitor compliance with the SFOA, under-aged test shoppers are hired to carry out compliance and enforcement checks (attempt to purchase tobacco products).  Test shoppers are trained and carry out activities under the supervision of a Tobacco Enforcement Officer

As the successful candidate between the age of 15 to 17, you will work with Tobacco Enforcement team at the Woodstock site of Southwestern Public Health to ensure that tobacco retail outlets ask for I.D. and refuse to sell tobacco to those under the age of 19. 

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Visit local retailers/vendors with a Tobacco Enforcement Officer and attempt to purchase tobacco products
  • Check stores for proper signage
  • Take notes detailing test shopping activities
  • Attend court hearings as required
  • Attend mandatory training
  • evening and weekend hours will be required.


  • Excellent work ethic, interpersonal communication skills and be able to observe and recall details of their activities for subsequent field notes.
  • Ability to problem solve and think on your feet
  • Excellent note taking skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to by February 1, 2019.  For further information about the Southwestern Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at,

Derek McDonald
Director, Corporate Services & Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.  Only those under consideration will be contacted.