Major project, coupled with the anticipated retirement of the baby boomers, has created an estimated 18,400 job openings between now and 2022, according to the B.C. Labour Market Outlook.

The Northeast Regional Skills Training Plan indicates a shortage of skilled workers even with full participation of the existing northern population.

“We are looking forward to this workshop which will be of mutual benefit in matching our businesses with skilled immigrant workers already in Canada,” says Tony Zabinsky, President of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce.

This workshop is part of a broader initiative to connect employers in northern B.C. with new Canadians, according to the Human Resource Management Association. Some other activities include a marketing campaign targeted at new Canadians and a website that will feature northern B.C. employment opportunities and job resources.

The workshop takes place March 4, 2015 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre – located on 11308 Alaska Road – running 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you’re interested in attending, contact Lilia Hansen with the local Chamber of Commerce at 250 785 6037, or email