City to Showcase Job Opportunities at National Job Fair

October 7, 2013
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall will be front and centre promoting local employment opportunities at the National Job Fair in Montreal this October.

The National Job Fair takes place October 17-18 at Place Bonaventure, and Cornwall Economic Development will have a booth at the show.

The Cornwall booth is 460A.

“There are a wide variety of job opportunities in Cornwall at the current time, and we think people in Montreal and Western Quebec will find that interesting,” said Mark Boileau, Manager of Cornwall Economic 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.”

The City has seen a number of companies launch recent recruitment drives in the area, including Sobeys, Urban Planet, UAP, Scotiabank, Atelka and Olymel. In addition to those, Eleven Points Logistics and other major companies continue to hire to fill positions in their operations.

“The job market in Cornwall is competitive right now and there is a lot of choice for the job seeker,” says Jason Jesmer, Client Relationship Manager with the Cornwall office of Drake International.

The City will be promoting local job postings at the National Job Fair, 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, and one which we work hard to update every day,” says Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer with Cornwall Economic Development. “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.

“We’re looking forward to talking to people about Cornwall at the Job Fair, and inviting them to come visit and take a closer look,” said Mr. Peters.

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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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