Cornwall Expands its Presence at the National Job FairSeptember 25, 2018
Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Economic Development will once again be promoting the benefits of living and working in Cornwall at the National Job Fair in Montreal – and this time it will have twice the space to so.
“We have doubled our booth space to accommodate Cornwall employers who will be joining us at the show,” says Bob Peters, Division Manager of Economic Development with the City of Cornwall. “Job seekers will have a chance to speak directly with company officials who are recruiting right now.”
The National Job Fair takes place Thursday and Friday (October 11-12) at Place Bonaventure in conjunction with the National Education Fair.
The Cornwall Booth Number is 353-355.
“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 about the community,” notes Mr. Peters. “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.”
Hundreds of employment opportunities are currently available, including new jobs at leading local employers such as Walmart Logistics, Morbern, Olymel and Xplornet – to name just a few. A new addition to the mix this year is Leclerc Biscuits, who have begun to recruit for their new plant that is expected to begin production in the Cornwall Business Park in 2019.
“The opportunities are diverse and exist across all sectors,” says Mr. Peters. “In addition to logistics, there are available jobs in food processing, manufacturing, call centres and retail. Positions range from entry level to skilled trades and professionals.”
In addition to promoting local employment opportunities, the Cornwall team will also be promoting educational opportunities, immigration support programs, entrepreneurship and new housing developments.
This will be the sixth consecutive year that the City has exhibited at the Job Fair.
“The show is a busy two days and our booth has always been very popular with attendees,” says Mr. Peters. “We’re once again looking forward to talking to people about Cornwall, and inviting them to visit and take a closer look.”
The main purpose of attendees is to gain information on available jobs. Cornwall employment opportunities can be viewed online at ChooseCornwall.ca.
“Local employers have worked with us to provide links to their job postings in one easy to access website,” says Mr. Peters. “The job listings are regularly updated and people are encouraged to check back often.”
Living in Cornwall
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.
The City has launched a new website that offers valuable information for newcomers looking to establish their families in Cornwall. The website provides information on living, working and opening a business, as well as links to a wide range of support agencies.
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.