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Want a job in BC? Because they want you

Posted by phduffy on 2008-02-20 08:14:57
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B.C. beckons professionals
National Post
Wed 20 Feb 2008
Page: WK4
Section: Special Marketing Feature
Source: Special to the Financial Post
To meet the demand for skilled and unskilled workers for booming British Columbia, job fairs will be held Feb. 26 to 29 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, Hamilton and Toronto.
British Columbia has one of the strongest economies in the country which, combined with the increasing number of Baby Boomers retiring, means that more than one million job openings are projected in the next 12 years.
A record $116.9-billion worth of major construction projects are in development or being planned in British Columbia. The world economy is shifting to the Asia Pacific and British Columbia is Canada's front door to that region of the world.
Major employers, including provincial health authorities, the B.C. Transmission Corp., Terasen Gas, school districts, hotels and resorts and engineering firms and technology firms are all recruiting.
Much of the growth is forecast in the province's service industries, which includes jobs for cooks and chefs, managers, retails clerks, hotel desk clerks, tour and travel guides, servers, housekeepers and ski instructors.
The province also needs health care workers -- from physicians and nurses to lab technicians and tradespeople. B.C. needs engineers of all varieties, project managers, power line technicians, teachers and superintendents.
If you have a trade or profession, British Columbia needs you.
Why move to British Columbia? Because the province offers everything from afternoon tea to zip lining (picture yourself flying on zip lines in the tree tops.)
British Columbia has the lowest base personal income tax of any province, and the current economic boom means secure, long-term jobs.
British Columbia has the finest climate in Canada, and while the coast boasts a temperate climate, all of B.C. offers skiing and golf. In fact, British Columbia has 12 major ski resorts and is the world leader in heli-ski vacations. And you can golf year-round. British Columbia was named the 2007 Best Golf Destination in North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.
Scuba diving, river rafting, kayaking, boating, bird-watching, great hiking trails including the world-famous West Coast Trail, First Nations' heritage ... British Columbia has it all.
British Columbia is a great place in which to work and play.
Come and find out for yourself.
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