The Start Here Penticton Job Fair is the largest job fair in the South Okanagan. Meet 50+ employers looking for a range of skills and experience. Explore new opportunities. Connect with employment support organizations. Seek out your dream job.
When: Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Penticton Trade & Convention Centre, 273 Power St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 7K9
Cost: Free for job-seekers
Job-Seekers: Sign Up Today (It's Free!)
Job-seekers are encouraged - but not required - to register in advance for their free tickets. This will give organizers and employers a better understanding of their audience so that they can tailor the sessions taking place on the day in the WorkBC Learning Theatre. You may also wish to arrive with your resume, to apply on the spot.
Businesses & Organizations (Almost Sold Out)
Are you a local employer with jobs to fill? This is an opportunity to promote your business to hundreds of job-seekers from throughout the region. Connect with students, newcomers and highly skilled workers. Meet, attract and hire your ideal employees.
Employers Looking to Hire (So Far)
The following employers will have a booth at the Start Here Penticton Job Fair. Note this is not a complete list. There will be more than 50 employers at this event. Details of registered employers will be added as their information is submitted. Watch this page for updates.
At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.
Make a difference to the lives of those around you, work with a great team of like-minded people, paid vacation for employees working 20 hours or more, excellent health and pension benefits.
Bayshore Home Health provides much needed services to clients all across Canada - but our need is up and down the Okanagan. We are looking for passionate people who want to make a difference and do meaningful work within the settings and schedules that match your needs and interests. As an employee you create your own special moments for your clients everyday. We strive to take care of our employees - while they take care of others.
Join our team and get paid to train with us! As corrections professionals, we provide safe and secure custody of adults in our care and deliver programs that promote public safety and reduce reoffending.
Make a positive difference in the lives of others with BC Emergency Health Services. A
career with BCEHS is an exciting opportunity to provide a vital service to the residents of
BC. We are currently hiring for Paramedics, Emergency Call Takers, and Emergency
Medical Dispatchers with the opportunity to take your career in a variety of directions.
BC Emergency Health Services – JoinUs.BCEHS.ca
Berry and Smith is a class-leading third generation family owned and operated transporation company based out of Penticton. From the beginning, we've really embodied treating staff and customers with respect and gratitude. This has seen the company retain many highly skilled staff for the duration of their career as our staff as they can take pride in their contributions and the values of our organization, see tangible effects from their work and be well supported through our company benefit/pension plan and profit sharing. This longevity is also reflected in the length of many of our customer relationships, with several over 50 years.
Berry and Smith is deeply involved in the community and has generously donated to local scholarship and bursary funds, the Penticton hospital and many other charity and aid organizations. We take the environment seriously and do our part in ensuring all of our equipment exceeds emissions requirements and are laying the groundworks for battery electric vehicles in our fleet.
The mission of BGC Okanagan is to 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.
Our programming includes daycare, pre-school, before and after-school programs, life-skills, arts and recreation, emergency shelters, providing meals and family support programs. These are run by caring adult role models, and have proven to have life-changing influence.
Gateway celebrates and empowers our team members, who make it all possible. A career at Gateway means working with great people, being recognized for your unique contribution and career advancement opportunities across our 27 locations. Our employees thrive with ongoing training and leadership programs while working in a dynamic and fun environment. See for yourself what it's like to be on a team that values your vision, skill and energy.
Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, healthy waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. At the City of Penticton, our goal is to serve our residents, businesses, and visitors through good governance, partnership and the delivery of effective and community-focused services.
As a municipality, we’re responsible for the overall management of city operations, including infrastructure, regulation and enforcement as well as community services. Our programs and services are designed to improve the quality of life for residents, including Penticton Public Library and Museum, transit, snow removal, cemeteries, garbage and recycling, road maintenance, electric and water services, development services, recreation programs, energy retrofits, parking program, fire protection and policing services.
Pick Penticton! With one of the best year-round climates in Canada, it’s easy to enjoy our lakeside lifestyle, festivals and events, recreational options and family-friendly quality of life.
We offer our employees:
- Competitive wages and a top-notch benefit and pension package
- Opportunities for career development and professional advancement including financial support for professional development.
- A diverse, inclusive and supportive workplace
- Wellness events and programs
- Meaningful and interesting jobs
- Flexible work environments
- Federal & BC statutory holidays
At the City of Penticton, we recognize that great talent and great ideas come from a variety of backgrounds. Tapping into the diversity of our community makes us all stronger and allows us to serve Penticton even better.
That's why we welcome all applicants to consider joining our team. We encourage Indigenous persons, people of colour, all genders and expressions, 2SLGBT2QIA+, persons living with disabilities, and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace to apply.
We are a catering and events company based in Penticton at 557 Main St. with many projects on the go! We specialize in creating distinct culinary experiences using fresh local ingredients. We may put the food first, but at the heart of it, we’re people-driven and looking to bring energetic, fun and passionate people onto our team.
We have a jam-packed season ahead of us… small intimate weddings, large-scale 250 person celebrations, dinners amongst the vines of our local wineries, 2000 person beer garden parties. Come help us bring these amazing events to life and have some fun while we do it!
The Concorde is a fun, exciting and an inclusive workplace for all. We strive to make all employees feel welcome and to make each day great! We have been voted The Best of the South Okanagan two years in a row for a reason! Come see us today!
Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) is a leader in the Canadian fresh fruit industry, established in 1993. CFP supplies blueberries year round from all parts of the world and is a leader in the Okanagan valley for apples, soft fruit and sweet cherries. With the backing of The Star Group, CFP is bringing new varieties and fresh approaches to meet the needs of customers worldwide.
At the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Penticton, we believe in taking care of our people, so they will take care of our guests. We are looking for someone to build connections with our guests, by understanding and exceeding their expectations.
We offer competitive wages. Full-time associates are eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefit package, which includes medical/dental/vision plans, discounted room rates at Marriott branded hotels worldwide, plus training & development and career advancement opportunities.
Fairview Mountain Golf Club is a fun and exciting place to work that offers an 18 hole golf course with jobs available in the restaurant, snack shack, beverage cart, proshop, outside service delivering golf carts and greens maintenance. Some of the benefits that you can enjoy as an employee are golf privileges, meal benefits, clothing discounts and more. We have multiple seasonal positions available.
Founded in 2007, our team at Hoodoo Adventures aims to provide quality outdoor adventures and team events that truly highlight the best the Okanagan has to offer. We have brought together some of the most energetic, personable, and dedicated individuals in the industry to assist you through your activities. All our staff have been selected for their passion, outstanding instructional skills, playful attitudes, and their knowledge of safety management with a wide range of backgrounds, experience and qualifications.
We Are IH. People committed to caring. Caring is at the heart of who we are. Inspiring hope and trust as we provide the highest standard of health care for the people who live here.
Keldon Electric has served the Okanagan Valley for over 30 years as the largest electrical employer in the Okanagan area, where we have a variety of projects located from Osoyoos to Vernon. We predominantly employ workers at large commercial and residential job sites such as high-rise and multi-family residencies, wineries, and aerospace museums where workers are able to obtain a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the trade.
One of our priorities at Keldon is safety. We are a COR certified company where we dedicate ourselves to providing a positive safety culture for our workers. We at Keldon take pride in having a family atmosphere for our workers, where everyone feels appreciated, respected and included.
Okanagan Inclusion (OI) began services to adults with developmental disabilities in 2013, the organization incorporated in 2018. It was developed as there was a need for more individualized, person centred services in the South Okanagan.
OI has grown extensively over the past six years, adding Shared Living, Respite as well as Employment to the already thriving Community Inclusion program. We employ highly qualified staff and contractors to deliver our programs and services. We provide services mainly in Penticton but extend to Summerland, Okanagan Falls, Twin Lakes and Kelowna. Our services are provided by referral from Community Living British Columbia (CLBC).
OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities.
With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centres, performing arts centres, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference. OVG360 embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve. We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work. Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation and achieve higher
Why work at Peerless? We are a 79-year-old business, and one of Penticton’s largest employers. Located on 10 acres in beautiful Penticton, BC, we design and manufacture highly specialized trailers for a variety of industries including oil and gas, forestry, construction, super hauling, and mining.
An exciting benefit of working at Peerless is that you will see the fruits of your labour rolling down the highway within weeks of the design conception, whereas many people never get a chance to see their creation in action. We offer highly competitive wages and benefits and double-time overtime time and pension plan for hourly staff. Peerless is a leader in safety, being one of the first BC manufacturing companies to certify to COR/OSSE standards.
What sets us apart is our decades of experience working with industry leaders in each of our markets to optimize our trailers. There is exceptional attention to detail throughout the build process. It is from years of successful off-road experience that we can advance our product lines to help our clients win in their markets. Peerless has built its reputation on innovation and quality, offering market-leading models. We are the ‘best of the best’ at trade shows where we like to show off our latest creations. Our plant has been transformed and equipped to accommodate Lean Flow production lines.
Peerless offers premium submerged-arc frame rail weldments; fixtured sub-assemblies; two paint facilities and exceptionally experienced staff. Our top 50 production team members have an average seniority of 17 years of service with Peerless, in addition, we hold over 1000 years of combined Peerless service for the entire team.
Penticton and District Society for Community Living (PDSCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with diverse abilities and needs in Penticton and surrounding communities. We provide support and services for people with intellectual disabilities, seniors, low income adults and families, and people experiencing homelessness. Our vision is to create a community where all people, excluding none, have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives. We promote inclusion and independence while at the same time recognizing our interdependence on each other.
Job opportunities with PDSCL include shelter support workers, neighbourhood watch, registered care aides, residential support workers, and youth, day service, and outreach workers. We offer full-time, part-time, and casual opportunities and day, evening, and night shift patterns. We are proud to provide a comprehensive orientation and training plan for all new employees, and with over 200 positions across our society, there is lots of opportunity for employees to try new jobs or apply for promotion.
At PDSCL, people come first. If you are a compassionate team player, we’d love to meet you!
We are a 273 guest room family run business offering a wide range of fun and fulfilling job opportunities for all skill sets in various departments. The Resort includes unique amenities including 3 on-site restaurants, a private licensed beach, outdoor skating rink, and other attractions. We believe in developing individuals, promoting within, and offer attractive benefits.
Pro Builders Supply Ltd. operates Home Hardware Building Centres in Penticton, Kelowna and Osoyoos, as well as Canmore and Olds, Alberta, supporting the full range of consumer and contractor home improvement needs. We offer competitive wages along with benefits, annual bonus program, company RRSP matching and a strong team environment coupled with an autonomous culture and great working conditions.
Southwood is an inclusive and dynamic workplace. Our focus is on family, team work and work life balance. We believe that happy employees make for happy residents. If your wish is to bring joy to seniors lives and to feel like you’re a part of a team, then Southwood may be right for you.
At Summerland Seniors Village, we provide all the comforts of home including safety, unparalleled support and nursing care, so seniors can live at ease and their families can have peace of mind knowing they are living in a caring and welcoming seniors home. As a full-services seniors retirement community, we offer a variety of unparalleled amenities to create a fun, vibrant, social, safe and active living environment for seniors. These amenities include a general store, fitness centre, movie theatre, hair salon, spa and more.
We are seeking extraordinary, enthusiastic Tasting Room Associates to join our Tightrope Winery team. Tightrope Winery is a small, family-run, sustainable winery on the Naramata Bench. A true labour of love for owners Graham (viticulturist) and Lyndsay O’Rourke (winemaker) we are the first Certified Sustainable Winery & Vineyard in BC. We use 100% Naramata Bench grapes to make hand-crafted wines with artistry and passion. Our wines capture the soul of Naramata - the personality, character, culture, and fruit of ‘the Bench’.
The role of a Tasting Room Associate is varied, and no two days will be the same! From working at the wine tasting bar, organizing, and leading experiences, creating memorable experiences and having fun.
Our family winery began back in 1979 with a vision to build the Okanagan Valley wine industry into something we can all be proud of. Over 50 vintages later, we continue to build on the dream of our late founder Harry McWatters, the pioneer of the BC wine industry. Still family owned and run, our central Penticton location allows our winemaking team to make award winning wines that express the unique terroir of the entire Okanagan Valley.
We love wine. We love working as a team. We love breaking new ground. We want to tell you the exciting story of our winery, its history, its growth, and our team. We have a vision of the future, but we need your input and your effort to get there.
Total Restoration Services is an award-winning local restoration company with an excellent reputation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and the winner of the “Best Workplace Culture”, "Community Support Excellence" and "Business of the Year" at the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
We are the South Okanagan and Similkameen’s leading 24/7 emergency disaster mitigation and restoration business.
What we can offer if you join part of the Total Team:
- Equal opportunity employer
- Extended benefits - dental, extended medical, vision, prescriptions, LTD, life insurance
- Deferred Profit-Sharing Program
- Monthly staff appreciation luncheon
- Yearly salary reviews
- Birthday, work anniversary and employee recognition opportunities
- Community networking events
Travel Penticton is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), charged with the task of providing marketing and awareness to potential travelers on a regional, provincial, national and international level. Travel Penticton manages the Penticton Visitor Information Centre, which helps visitors make the most of their stay.
Do you love Penticton and the South Okanagan? Are you the one who plans out itineraries when your friends and family come to visit? Provide them with dinner or dessert recommendations, adventures to go on, and wineries or breweries to visit? Travel Penticton is looking for a dynamic team player that loves to help visitors plan their vacation. You know the best spots to stay, eat, drink, shop, and play! The secret gems of Penticton are there to be discovered and you’re happy to share your little piece of South Okanagan paradise secrets.
The Visitor Services Counsellor is an important link between the visitor and the tourism industry products and service providers. The Visitor Services Counsellor is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Visitor Centre under the direction of the Visitor Services Supervisor.
We offer training, staff discounts, uniform, free parking, and a fun and safe work environment. This position is seasonal full-time, 5 days per week. Flexibility on hours required, including potential early morning, evening, and weekend work.
Based in beautiful Okanagan Falls, BC, Unit Electrical Engineering (UEE) designs and manufactures standard and custom electrical power, distribution and control equipment for mining, renewable energy, oil & gas, commercial & industrial and transportation all around the world.
- Understands the need for work life balance and works with employees to achieve that balance by offering hybrid remote work, flexibility for appointments, family time, and a social committee focused on fun and inclusion.
- Recognizes the importance of investing in the education and development of our employees. We encourage and offer support through our Career Development program.
- is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. A work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.
- To building and preserving a safe, respectable working environment for all its employees.
Wildstone is a General Contractor building in diverse locations across western and northern Canada. Founded in 1995, Wildstone continues to be a family owned and operated business. We take pride in keeping our family values consistent. Our core values capture our best practices and encourage our teams to not only be better in their positions, but to be contributors in the community and to be their best with their families.
We’re committed to developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and creating a collaborative, team-oriented work culture while ensuring a great work/life balance for our people. Through building together, listening to each other and understanding our differences, we believe we will be a stronger company and be able to provide a better building experience for all.
The following organizations will be available within the Resource Hall to answer questions and provide information to help you find your dream job.
Penticton is tackling the housing crisis head-on with the approval of a range of new housing options. Find out more about what’s been approved, what’s being built in Penticton and the work underway to create more opportunities for workforce housing in the community.
The Ooknakane Friendship Centre works to promote, develop and deliver accessible programs and services that support Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and away from home to achieve their vision of health, wellness and prosperity.
We offer supports for Family & Youth, Adult Wellness, Elder Services, and Employment Support.
PIDA members are industrial and manufacturing companies located throughout the industrial zones of Penticton. They represent the leading economic engine of the city and enjoy valued working relationships, with fellow members and with local government and elected officials. PIDA members are recognized as leading professionals in our community.
The South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (SOICS) is a non-profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to building a welcoming and inclusive community by promoting cultural harmony and diversity based on the mutual respect and full participation of all people from all backgrounds.
Our organization is a one-stop shop that provides a range of free services to all immigrants, temporary foreign workers, post-secondary international students, and refugees. SOICS assists in the integration of clients through education, advocacy, and projects. We have been managing community projects, building partnerships and achieving integration and multicultural outcomes in the South Okanagan Similkameen for over 45 years.
With the head office in Penticton and outreach services throughout the South Okanagan Similkameen, we meet the clients’ direct needs through language training, licensed childminding, skills development workshops, community connections, employment, and settlement services. Indirectly, we serve the broader community by enhancing its capacity to increase the pace of social and economic integration for newcomers in the region.
Our multilingual team appreciates the valuable contribution immigrants make to Canada while also understanding the challenges of settling in a new country.
Our mission is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness, for the individual, their loved ones, and the community. We do this by offering free mental health services to individuals and loved ones in the form of both group and individual Peer Support and Family Support.
Through our Peer Support program, individuals living with mental illness are provided individual and/or group support options to learn about community resources available, create social connections, receive self-care education, and achieve individuals goals. In doing so, individuals can learn new skills and tools to serve them in every day life, including in the workforce.
Moreover, we provide information on how to access the free online BC Peer Support Training Curriculum to those interested in becoming Peer Support Workers themselves. In addition, individuals who don't have access to a computer or who need assistance with navigating the training website can book a time to work on the training in our office with the option of having help available.
I am Candace Lippert, and I am the Admissions Advisor for the Sprott Shaw College Penticton campus. I am also a past graduate, so when I speak about Sprott Shaw, I speak from experience. I personally help students make informed decisions about going to college, and get them set up to start.
At the Penticton campus, we offer a variety of programs to get students prepared for their career. We offer Practical Nursing and a PN Access program, Health Care Assistant, Medical Office Administrator, Early Childhood Education, Community Support Worker Social Services, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, and a variety of Business programs just to name a few.
We offer student loan application assistance, as well as Employment search assistance to all of our students/graduates. Many of our programs have monthly start dates.
The YMCA of Southern Interior BC, formerly the YMCA of Okanagan, is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community.
Everyone, regardless of financial circumstances, can access vital services for their health and wellbeing at the Y. Whether it is through pre-diabetes programming, cardiac rehabilitation, swim lessons, fitness classes, child care, after-school enrichment programs, career development services, mental health supports or financial assistance, everything we do lays a healthy foundation for individuals and our community as a whole.
Our goal isn’t to fix people‘s challenges. Instead, we provide relevant and responsive programs and supports to help them tap into their own abilities and shape a better future for themselves.
The WorkBC Centres serving the South Okanagan Similkameen provide employment services to both job seekers and employers. There are two streams of service available which include case managed and self-serve.
Services provided include job search strategies, resume, and interview preparation, assistance with job search, employment counselling/coaching/support, assessments, workshops, short term certification, skills training, work experience, exploring self employment, assistive technology and devices, customized employment and wage subsidy for employers.
Employers may benefit through assistance with their recruitment efforts, information on the local labour market, and access to the wage subsidy program.
All services are free and can be provided in person and virtually. To learn more, contact the WorkBC Centre.