THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The public are invited to the first annual Public Safety, Security and Health Recruitment Expo. Representatives from local and area corporations, government agencies and professional associations will be on-hand to network and answer questions about employment in their sector. This two-day Expo will be held Friday, May 26, from 3 – 7 pm, and Saturday, May 27, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds.
The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
“In exploring options for more active public engagement, it became clear that there are relatively limited local opportunities that focus specifically on the very interesting work done by organizations that provide emergency, first response, public safety, corrections, policing and enforcement services in our communities,” said Jennifer Roukkula, Chair of the Expo Planning Committee.
The Public Safety, Security and Health Recruitment Expo will be Thunder Bay’s first career and employment event that focuses specifically on these organizations that are often not well known to the public. The Expo will showcase over 14 exhibitors, bringing together Thunder Bay and the district’s leading employers and Government Departments with on-site employers, recruiters and trainers. They will be able to answer questions and provide specific information about the work done by their respective agencies.
For those looking to pursue a career in policing the Thunder Bay Police, Ontario Provincial Police, RCMP, Nishnawbe-Aski Police and Anishinabek Police Services will be in attendance to discuss policing career paths and opportunities.
Canadian Border Services Agency, Ministry of Transportation, Canadian Armed Forces Army and Canadian Armed Forces Navy will also have exhibits showcasing employment prospects in the security and protection field.
Emergency services including Thunder Bay Fire, Superior North EMS and Ontario Provincial Police Dispatch will be available to provide frontline insight about careers in the first responder field.
For those interested in a career within the provincial correctional systems the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will be on site to talk about their role in community safety and discuss employment opportunities within their organizations.
There will be a number other local agencies and volunteer organizations on site that provide emergency and community safety functions. This is an excellent time to connect with organizations like the Thunder Bay Police Zone Watch, which are actively seeking volunteers to support their activities.