One of the benefits of moving into our area is the ability to take advantage of the numerous businesses currently expanding and hiring employees with varied skill levels and backgrounds. In Brockville, industrial leaders Canarm and Northern Cables are both undergoing significant expansions and are looking for new workers, while additional major players in the city such as 3M, Burnbrae Farms, Ketchum, Trillium, and others are constantly looking to add to their workforces.
Industrial parks are also growing. In the Edwardsburgh Cardinal Industrial Park near Prescott, Giant Tiger has established a major presence with the construction of their regional warehousing operation employing some 300 people. Neighbours there include growing concerns like Prysmian, Greenfield Ethanol, Crews, and the booming Port of Johnstown. Maitland in Augusta Township is host to the sprawling Invista site and the township’s adjacent industrial park, with its chemical facilities and growing emergence as central to the growing bio-economy.
Professional opportunities abound here as well. The Brockville General Hospital employs some 850 people and is always looking to add talented people to the team. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has its administrative home in Brockville, with over 400 employees. And the Upper Canada District School Board has its main office in the City of the 1000 Islands as well, with resources to look after its more than 1,400 employees.
Employee support is also readily available. The Education and Employment Centre in Brockville and CSE Consulting in Prescott offer employment assistance, skill development, and counselling for those on the job hunt. Another key asset is the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre, which features help for budding entrepreneurs. Additional business support is provided by the Leeds and Grenville offices of the Community Futures Development Corporation, located in Brockville and Prescott, respectively.