Prince George Job Fair Targets New Canadians in Metro Vancouver via Online Job Fair

Connecting local employers with new Canadians living in Metro Vancouver.


Employers in Prince George are taking a unique approach to searching for qualified candidates to fill their existing job openings. On June 4, 2013 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, a variety of employers will chat with potential employees in Metro Vancouver via the Prince George Online Job Fair being hosted by Initiatives Prince George(IPG).

Employers will be hiring for a variety of positions including, but not limited to, personal care workers, mechanical designers, engineers, engineering assistants, wastewater technicians, chartered accountants, bookkeepers, finance professionals and controllers, customer service representatives, building inspectors, geotechnical drillers and drilling assistants.

The Prince George Online Job Fair is possible through a $60,200 grant awarded to IPG through the Employer Innovation Fund (EIF) that is overseen by Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) and funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The funding has been used to design a web portal to enable participating employers to talk with potential employees living in Metro Vancouver about job openings, accept resumes and conduct interviews.

“IPG’s Online Job Fair will go a long way to giving Prince George employers new and effective ways to address their labour needs skills by tapping into BC’s skilled immigrant talent pool,” said Kelly Pollack, Executive Director of IEC-BC. “We are pleased to play a role in fostering solutions, building connections and being a champion to help employers attract and retain new immigrants.”

People who want to take part in the Prince George Online Job Fair can pre-register at www.pgonlinejobfair.comor visit this website address between 11:00am and 4:00pm on June 4, 2013 to connect with employers in Prince George.