Trades Hiring Fair – Another WorkBC Langley Success

August 30, 2023

The WorkBC Langley’s ‘Celebrating Trades Hiring Fair’ was a resounding success. On August 24, 2023, four employers offering roles in over 20 positions with over 8 major projects in the Lower Mainland connected with potential employees throughout the day. This event promoted the diversity of jobs for candidates that are skilled into trades but have been unable to connect with the right employers. Additionally, it served to promote trades roles amongst refugees in Langley.

Participating employers included:

  • Precision Gutters recruiting for business sales roles.
  • U Choice looking for Line Operators
  • Garaventa Lift, Surrey looking for Production Workers and Elevator Technical Support and Garvanta Lift, Maple Ridge was recruiting an Elevator Service Technician and Warehouse Delivery Drivers.
  • British Columbia Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) was filling several roles over many projects:
    • Broadway Subway Project
      • Carpenter
      • Excavator Operator
      • Groutperson and Gunite Potperson
      • Ironworker Generalist
      • Labourer
      • Pneumatic Operator
      • Crane Operator
      • Heavy Duty Mechanic
    • Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project
    • Trans Canada Highway Four-Laning Program
    • Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project
    • BCIT Trades & Technology Complex
    • Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project 

Registrants were provided ample time to interview and interact with every employer. Each employer was provided a room to conduct one-to-one interviews. Job seekers were able to connect with each employer for 7-10 minutes and learn more about each company and their opportunities. These meetings resulted in 6 on-the-spot offers with many others progressing to the 2nd round of the interview stage. Newcomers with low-English skills were able to find success in this event which demonstrates the continued demand for skilled workers in Canada.