Employers in Attendance

The following employers had a table at the 2022 Vernon Job Fair. 

A1 Bus Ltd.
A1 Bus Ltd is a growing transportation company based in the Vernon area, servicing Thompson Okanagan and more. They have been providing exceptional group transportation services in BC since 2008. They are passionate about treating their customers and employees fairly, creating an enjoyable work atmosphere, building relationships, and making a difference in our community. With over 100 buses of various styles and sizes, and a team of professional but fun drivers, they can get you where you want to go. A1 Bus is hiring for 17 positions as lead hand mechanics, customer service positions and drivers.

Absolute Carpet Care
"We aren't just carpet cleaning experts; we are customer service specialists. At Absolute Carpet Care, our clients are our first priority. Superior Clean, Every Time." Absolute Carpet Care is hiring 2 individuals for full-time and part-time positions.

AcuTruss Industries (1996) Ltd. 
AcuTruss Industries is a leading manufacturer of engineered building components including wood floor joists, wood floor and roof trusses as well as engineered wall panels. AcuTruss comprises of five sales offices and two manufacturing plants, all located in beautiful British Columbia. They are hiring 10 general labourers.

BC Corrections - Adult Custody
Create change in your community. Join BC Corrections. The Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections protects BC communities and works to reduce re-offending. The Division is responsible for providing safe and secure custody of inmates who have been sentenced to prison terms of less than two years, or who are awaiting trial, as well as immigration detainees. The Adult Custody Division operates ten correctional centres located around British Columbia, including Oliver and Kamloops in the Interior. They are hiring 40+ Correctional Officers.

BGC Okanagan
They provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. BGC Okanagan is hiring 10-15 Early Childhood Educators, Childcare Staff for School Aged Programs, Early Years Programs and Recreation.

Best Western Premier Route 97 Vernon
Vernon's newest, and most luxurious full service hotel with over 100 guest rooms, fitness facility, aquatic center, restaurant, and over 3,000 sqft of meeting, and convention space. They are hiring for approximately 20 positions (front desk and housekeeping).

CanAm Pet Treats
CanAm Pet Treats is a local Vernon, BC based pet food manufacturing company and the proud producer of the Darford brand of oven-baked dog treats. They are a Safe Quality Food and Organic certified production facility, taking care of our own baking, packaging, and shipping. Their medium-sized company is looking for team members to work in an up-beat, fast-paced, results-driven environment that provides flexibility and opportunity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. They are hiring for 4-5 positions, combination of full time and part time roles. Positions include: Packaging Associate, Bakery Production Worker, Sanitation Crew (commercial cleaning) plus part-time workers for Night shift and Weekend shifts

City of Vernon
Propel your career forward with meaningful opportunities to shape your community's future. The City of Vernon offers a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace with opportunities to innovate and grow your career, while surrounded by inspiring colleagues. They are hiring for approximately 30 positions in Operations, Recreation, Financial Services, Corporate Services, Community Infrastructure & Development, Fire-Rescue Services, and Human Resources.

Commissionaires BC is a Canadian, not-for-profit security/enforcement organization that has been in business since 1927. Their mandate is to give back to those who served and continue to serve in our communities and country.  Commissionaires provides security services for over 200 sites and are located in over 110 communities across the province. Their client base runs from the Federal Government to local municipalities, airports, industrial sectors, and commercial/residential buildings. They are hiring 10 people for security and bylaw positions.

Emterra Group
Emterra Group is a family owned and operated company; they are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for waste resource recovery. They combine experience, innovation and leading-edge technology to design and deliver cost-effective recycling and waste reduction programs and advisory services. Emterra is hiring for 25 positions: driver's commercial class, general labourers, and 310T mechanics.

ESC Corporate Services Ltd.
ESC delivers cutting-edge technology uniting public record data, customer authentication, collateral management, and corporate legal solutions. They are hiring for 8 positions that include Accounting, Clerks, Customer Service, Developers, Quality Assurance Analyst, and DevOps Analyst.

Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge
"Nestled deep in the Monashee Mountains you will find our lakeside lodge. Surrounded by the vast Monashee Mountain range in the British Columbia interior we have become known as the place to find the lightest powder skiing and riding around. Now we are opening our lodge up for year round enjoyment. During the summer months we will be a buzz with private mountain weddings, exclusive corporate retreats, health and wellness sessions and adventurous heli-hiking. We hope you will join us." Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge is hiring for 5 positions: managers, service staff and labourers.
Heyde-Haus Inc. is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of high performance building envelopes for net zero and passive homes based in Vernon, British Columbia. They build homes that represent their passion for energy-efficiency, sustainability, and beautiful design for customers all across Canada.

Hytec Kohler 
Kohler Hytec is a production plant in Armstrong BC. They produce bathtubs and shower transitions for Canada and North America. Kohler Hytec is offering a $3,000 starting bonus, free plant shuttle, full benefits RRSP/DPSP pension plan, and more. They are hiring 45 production workers.

"Our uniqueness is in who we are and where we are. Our geographical location offers the choice of an active urban lifestyle or quiet rural setting. Whether you’re in clinical care, management, or in a supporting role, your impact will be felt. We thrive as a direct result of state-of-the-art equipment, forwarding thinking and strong leadership. We are here for your whole life from career choices to family benefits to work/life balance. At Interior Health there is always room to grow." Interior Health is hiring 1600 people for positions that include Health Care Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Support Services, Lab Services, Occupational Therapy, IMIT, and Medical Device Reprocessing.

Kaigo Senior Living
Kaigo Senior Living consists of six retirement communities nestled in beautiful settings and quiet neighbourhoods throughout the interior and lower mainland of BC. All are fully accredited, professionally managed and well maintained. From its name “KAIGO” a Japanese word meaning caring to the highest standard, to its mission, vision and values, Kaigo has clearly established a foundation for developing a “partnership in caring”. They are hiring for approximately 30 positions (healthcare workers, hospitality, maintenance, etc.).

Kal Tire
Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and one of North America’s largest commercial tire dealers with over 250 Kal Tire retail and commercial stores from BC to Ontario, warehouse facilities and 10 retread manufacturing plants. In addition, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is an international leader in mining tire service and supply, servicing more than 150 mine sites across five continents. They are hiring for 30 positions in Retail, Corporate Services, and Service Centres.

KingFisher is the fastest growing designer, builder and marketer of welded aluminum sportfishing and adventure boats in North America. They build and distribute 5 series designed for Offshore, Coastal, Sport, Multi-Species and River Jet through our extensive dealer network. They are hiring for approximately 15 positions (welders, assembly workers, painters, production workers).

KML Meat Processors
BC's only Federally inspected Beef Facility. They are hiring for 30 positions in production, shipping, sanitation and maintenance.

Laing Roofing
Serving the Okanagan and beyond for over 34 years, Laing provides a host of building services including commercial roofing, Building envelope systems, wall paneling, tile roofing, waterproofing, metal roofing and metal fabrication. They work on a variety of projects from hospitals, malls, and major projects including residential and a full service department. They are hiring for approximately 6-8 positions (labourers, experienced roofers, apprentices, metal fabrication workers).

Lake City Casino
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 27 gaming properties in BC, Ontario and Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,648 people and boasts approximately 448 table games, 13,887 slots, 85 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. We know that the winning formula for a successful gaming organization is the employees behind it. Win the "job" jackpot and apply today. Lake City Casino is hiring for 10 positions: food & beverage servers, bartenders, hosts, cook 1, cook 2, cook 3, cage supervisors, count team members, guest services representative, and security officers.

Lake Country Truss Ltd. is your one-stop structural wood shop. They manufacture and supply wood trusses, I joists, LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), Glulams and hangers. They are hiring 3 truss assemblers and 1 truck driver/yard person.

Lordco Auto Parts
Lordco is Canada’s largest privately held automotive parts distributor and Western Canada’s largest distributor and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories, with over 80 store locations – including nine truck centres, seven centralized distribution centres, more than 2,000 employees, a 500-vehicle strong delivery fleet, and over 360,000 part numbers in their system. They are hiring for 10 positions in Retail, Auto Parts Sales, Management, and Delivery Drivers.
Maven Lane is a non-profit childcare center operating in Armstrong, Vernon, Coldstream and Lavington. They are hiring 10 early child educators.

Nature's Fare Markets 
Nature’s Fare opened 28 years ago with the simple goal of providing a high standard of quality, organic and natural foods and supplements to our communities. They offer a variety of products from produce, grocery, vitamin and supplements to their in-house bistro – with top priority given to local, organic, and sustainable products. They have 7 locations - one in Vernon and they are passionate about doing the right thing for their people, communities, and planet - and they have fun while doing it. Nature's Fare is hiring 7 positions as Grocery, Cash, Vitamins, Bistro Team Members. 

Nor-Val Rentals
Nor-Val Rentals is one of BC largest independently owned and operated equipment rental companies. They have six locations throughout the Okanagan Valley and employ over 115 employees. They provide hands on training, so experience is not always necessary. Looking for a career change? Consider equipment rentals. "With competitive wages, great benefits, and many opportunities to grow within our business, we might just be the change you are looking for." Norval is hiring for 5 positions in Yard Associates, Drivers, and Mechanics.

On Side Restoration has been expertly restoring damaged homes and businesses in Canada since 1979. Over 1,200 of the most well trained, most qualified service personnel in the industry are employed at On Side, with 500 Technician and Trade Level Certifications among them. They are hiring for 6 positions that include drywaller, contents technician, water damage technician, asbestos technician, carpenter, and a general labourer.

Paladin Security
Paladin is the largest full-service security company in the country, and provides a range of specialized security services to meet all of their clients’ unique safety and security needs. Their mission is to provide their clients with the finest security services and products that enable them to run their operations with minimal effort. Paladin is hiring 36 full time and part time Security Officers.

Peace River Hydro Partners
Peace River Hydro partners holds the main civil works contract for Site C Clean Energy Project. They are hiring for various positions, primarily within earthworks.

Predator Ridge
Predator Ridge is a Real Estate and Development organization with numerous resort amenities to compliment home ownership. They are hiring for approximately 20 positions in hospitality.

Prospera Credit Union
Built on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union is a community-based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s fourth-largest credit union, with 120,000 members. With 26 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. It’s their vision to help build vibrant healthy communities, thriving local enterprises, and financially empowered people. Prospera is hiring for 2 positions: Financial Solutions Manager and Customer Service Specialist.

Rapid-Span is one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of steel and precast components for the transportation industry, and in particular bridge construction. They are hiring 10+ welders, crane operators and labourers.

Save On Foods
Save-On-Foods is one of Western Canada's largest employers. "Our legacy of outstanding value and customer service dates back more than 100 years largely due to our commitment to going the extra mile! We are driven to meet the specific needs of each community we serve and have grown to become Western Canada's premier grocer with four banners and more than 185 locations from British Columbia to Manitoba and the Yukon." Save On Foods is hiring 25-30 people for all positions (Meats, Deli, Grocery, Cashier, Bakery etc.)

Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd.
A fun place to work and recreate. Hiking, biking, restaurants. If you love the outdoors, working with a fun team, SilverStar is the place to be. They are hiring for approximately 20 positions (housekeeping, food and beverage, custodian, guest service, and slashing).

Sparkling Hill Resort 
Sparkling Hill Resort is a destination wellness resort with approximately 10 positions available in their front office department, KurSpa, food and beverage, and maintenance.

Sundance Martial Arts
Sundance Martial Arts Ltd. is a local, family-owned and operated business and was incorporated in 2009 (founded in 2004) to offer high quality martial arts instruction, summer camps and after school recreation programs to the North Okanagan region of British Columbia and specifically the Vernon area. They are hiring 3 summer camp and after school coaches.

"We are Canada’s largest grocery retailer. Currently in Vernon we employee between 280-330 individuals at any given time. We have a passion for giving back to the community through our community grant program, food donations to multiple charity organizations in town and now our loop program where we help avoid food waste by donating to local farms as feed for their animals." The Superstore is hiring for approximately 28 positions in positions that include deli clerk, produce clerk, bakery clerk, meat clerk, and grocery.

Tekmar Controls
Tekmar Control Systems, a division of Watts Water Technologies, Inc.is a leading edge R&D engineering and manufacturing company specializing in the Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Connectors/Drains industry. They design high technology; manufacture and build over 75,000 different Watts products at their Vernon plant. They are seeking individuals for approximately 20 different positions (Ops, Production and several R&D) and offer competitive job offer packages.
The Hamlets at Vernon provides quality seniors housing and care in downtown Vernon. "Our goal is to create a community where health and happiness are a way of life." The Hamlets at Vernon provides long term care and assisted living for seniors and young adults. The Hamlets is a place where each person (resident) can live a meaningful life and reach their own personal potential through care services that are individualized to their own needs and experiences. They are hiring 24 Health Care Aides, LPNs, and Nurses.

The Universal Group 
The Universal Group is an industry leader in traffic control services, traffic management planning, traffic signage & equipment supply, landscaping, temporary labour, and occupational health and safety. The Universal Group operates across BC with operations in the Okanagan, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland; and as of late 2021 they have operations in Ontario and Quebec. Being COR certified, they pride ourselves in having a culture dedicated to the safety and well-being of all. They are hiring Traffic Control Persons / Lane Closure Technicians / Health and Safety Advisors / Dispatchers.

Tolko Industries Ltd.
Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world, including lumber, plywood and veneer, oriented strand board (OSB), co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products. For more than 65 years, their family-owned company has delivered reliability, flexibility, efficiency, and quality. They hold third-party certification on the forestlands they sustainably manage in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Tolko is hiring for 70 positions in corporate, production, supervisory, admin at Vernon office, Lavington, Lumby, and Lake Country.

Turning Points Collaborative Society
Turning Points Collaborative Society provides outreach, shelter services and various housing options for vulnerable people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in the Okanagan. They also offer employment programs, addictions recovery programs and affordable housing options. They believe in the inherent dignity of the people they serve and seek to support them as the experts in their own lives. Turning Points is hiring 20 people for the following positions: Residence Workers, Community Support Workers, Maintenance Workers, Cooks.
The Vernon Community Arts Centre focuses on arts education for people of all ages and abilities, and showcases the work of local artists. It is also home to the administrative offices of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, the non-profit society that operates the Centre. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is hiring an Assistant Manager.