Sault Ste Marie: We’re Hiring

Sault Ste Marie - Ontario

CBJ — The city of Sault Ste Marie in northern Ontario has put out a notice to the public that it is looking for trained workers to fill several hundred jobs.

Officials in the city believe a number of workers at the GM plant in Oshawa would be ideal candidates to fill many of the positions — if they are willing to relocate. GM is shutting down the Oshawa facility in December, putting about 2,600 people out of work.

Of the 300 jobs currently available to be filled about 250 of them are for Algoma Steel.

“The community has recognized it needs to invest in itself,” says Tom Vair, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in Sault Ste Marie. “We’ve heard consistently that some of the employers are starting to run into trouble finding skilled labour.”

The goal is to get the message out to those who may not be aware that Sault Ste Marie is in fact a thriving municipality with tremendous potential regarding economic growth.

“We found a lot of people who don’t have an idea of what life would be like in Sault Ste. Marie,” he says.

There are also a number of excellent job opportunities in such sectors as information technology, finance and a burgeoning film industry to name just a few in the city of about 75,000 people.