Cornwall to Exhibit at National Job Fair

October 13, 2015
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Economic Development will be promoting the benefits of living and working in the region the National Job Fair in Montreal this week.

The National Job Fair takes place Thursday and Friday (October 15-16) at Place Bonaventure in conjunction with the National Education Fair. The Cornwall booth is 358A.

“There is always a lot of interest in Cornwall from people in Montreal and Western Quebec and the show gives us the opportunity to answer their questions in person,” said Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer. “We hope to attract new residents to Cornwall, and one of the best ways to do that is with the potential of a new job.”

A number of local employers are hiring, most notably Atelka and Scotiabank. There are a wide variety ofemployment opportunities currently listed on the job board, which is updated weekly.

In addition to promoting local employment opportunities, the Cornwall team will also be promoting educational opportunities, immigration support programs, entrepreneurship and new housing developments such as the Cotton Mill Lofts, Knox City Centre and Dominion Place.

This is the third consecutive year that the City has exhibited at the Job Fair, which is celebrating is 10th anniversary.

“Our booth is always one of the busiest at the show,” says Mr. Peters. “We’re once again looking forward to talking to people about Cornwall, and inviting them to come visit and take a closer look.”

Joining the team from Cornwall Economic Development will be Anne Leduc from the Eastern Ontario Training Board.  Ms. Leduc has been dealing one on one with businesses in the region on workforce issues as well as helping with a number of projects related to immigration.

Job seekers will be interested in finding out how to access local job postings, many of which can be viewed on line on job boards like the one at

“Our Employment Opportunities page is the most popular part of the Choose Cornwall website,” says Mr. Peters. “Our goal is to give people one online resource to discover why Cornwall is a great place to live – and work.”

In addition to the prospects of a new job, there are a number of compelling reasons to move to Cornwall, including an affordable cost of living and some world-class recreational amenities. The average sale price of a house in Cornwall is far less than in Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto, and the cost of electricity is amongst the lowest in Ontario.  Ontario residents also benefit from lower income tax rates than Quebec residents.

About the National Job Fair The National Job Fair of Montreal is presented jointly with The National Education Fair and The Study & Stay Abroad Fair, a unique concept in Canada. These complementary events represent the largest and most important gathering dedicated to the world of employment and education in Canada with over 250 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors yearly.

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