Cornwall to Exhibit at National Job Fair

October 7, 2019
By Dana McLean

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.

National Job Fair 2019 - Choose Cornwall

“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,” says Bob Peters, Division Manager with Cornwall Economic Development. “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 National Job Fair takes place Thursday October 17 and Friday October 18 at Place Bonaventure in conjunction with the National Education Fair.

The Cornwall Booth Number is 854-856.

City officials will be joined by local employers which will be able to answer specific questions about current employment opportunities.

Hundreds of employment opportunities are currently available, including new jobs at leading local employers such as Walmart Logistics,  Olymel, SigmaPoint and Xplornet – to name just a few. A new addition to the mix this year is Leclerc Biscuits, who continue to recruit for their new plant that recently begain production in the Cornwall Business Park.

“The opportunities are diverse and exist across all sectors,” says Mr. Peters. “In addition to logistics, there are available jobs in food processing, manufacturing, health care, 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. A newly revised Career Guide will be handed out at the show.

This will be the seventh 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.”

Job Opportunities

The main purpose of attendees is to gain information on available jobs. Cornwall employment opportunities can be viewed online at

“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 a 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. In 2018, The National Job Fair presented the largest edition of its history – the largest fair of its kind ever presented in Canada – with a record of 322 exhibitors (total of 454 exhibitors at the 3 fairs of our global recruitment event).

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