The City of Powell River recently announced a number of new developments that will be establishing operations in the community over the next 2 to 5 years. The following developments are expected to create close to 200 new jobs and close $40 to $50 million in new investment.
• Sino Bright International School
o Development plan is to build an International School Campus (with dormitories) on lands next to Brooks Secondary School
o Target is to have an enrolment of up to 400 students from mainland China
o $20 million investment in the community
• Santé Veritas Therapeutics Inc
o Has an MOU in place with the City of Powell River to lease and possibly purchase the former Catalyst Administration Building property for a Medical Marijuana production facility licensed by Health Canada
o Will spend $2.5 to $3.5 million to renovate the building
o Will spend up to $4.5 million annually in the local economy on employment, services and supplies
o Will create up to 50 jobs in Phase 1 of the development
• Upper Valley Aviation
o Plane refurbishment and maintenance business
o Expanding to increase business by handling larger planes (Dash 7’s and 8’s), and will build a facility twice the size of its operations in Chilliwack at Powell River Airport
o Up to 50 jobs
• Pacific Coastal Airlines
o One BC’s largest regional airlines
o Will be building a maintenance and rebuild facility for its fleet at Powell River airport
o Initially will move 15 to 20 jobs from its operations at YVR
• Agrimarine Technologies Inc.
o Land Based Aquaculture using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS)
o Seafood Processing Facility
o Up to 50 jobs
o Working with PRSC Limited Partnership to acquire marine industrial lands south of Catalyst Paper
There are many job opportunities in Powell River. From Trades to Manufacturing, and from Health Care to Customer Service, many businesses and organizations are looking for skilled professionals to fill vacancies. To view current job listings visit the regions WorkBC Centre ‘Career Link’ at (Link).