BC job fair tour hits Cranbrook

The BC Jobs Fair tour will stop in Cranbrook on Friday, October 19 at the College of the Rockies gymnasium

The BC Job Fair is coming to Cranbrook on Friday, October 19 at the College of the Rockies gymnasium on its whirlwind tour of the province.

The fair is part of the provincial government’s BC Jobs Plan that has been touring since September 18 to 24 different communities. The tour will continue until November 30 with the last date in Vancouver.

Jiana Ling of Place Group which is co-ordinating the event for the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, said each tour stop is tailored to the community.

“It’s oriented to Cranbrook and what industries are thriving in this area,” Ling said.

All demographics are welcome to attend, and Ling said newly graduated students to those in the middle of their careers looking for a change will find a wealth of information at the fair.

Local employers that will be in attendance include Terralogic Explorations Inc., Canfor, the Canadian Cancer Society and the BC Ambulance Service – Rural Interior.

Ling said the employers will have information on how to get into a career, but current positions are also available.

The fair will feature the interactive BC Jobs Plan mobile exhibit that will provide information on the plan itself and the new www.workbc.com website. Ling describes it as an employment website that includes government positions and those posted by users in B.C.

“Anyone can post positions up there it just gets approved by the government,” she said.

The goal of the BC Jobs Plan is to promote the economy and provide information on the resources available to those seeking work in the province.

A total of 27 employers will be on hand at the College of the Rockies from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 19. For more information visit www.bcjobsplan.ca/job-fairs.