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Jo-anna
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Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Jo-anna » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:02 am

Hello,

I came across this wonderful site a few days and wonder if anyone could help me with a question regarding my husbands employment prospects.

We are both permanent residents of Canada but are still currently in the UK putting things in place to move to Canada. We were looking at moving to the Vancouver area but have now seriously started to consider Kelowna. The only concern so far is work availability for my husband - he now works as a supervisor in the construction industry, having worked in the industry for over 25 years as a heavy equipment operator and all work relating to the ground such as pipe laying, concreting, slab laying, etc etc. He is also a qualified bricklayer.

Does anyone on this site know anyone who currently works in the construction industry in Kelowna that we would be able to talk to about my husbands job prospects in the area?

Thank you

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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by SivoxII » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi there Jo-anna .. and welcome!

Hopefully someone can connect you with somebody in the industry, but in the meantime, please check out these links below, as they may give you a feel of job openings in Kelowna at the present time.

http://www.hays.ca/jobs-search/JOB_9748 ... 2012-07-26" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://ca.adsdeck.net/jobs/=kelowna-con ... hwodE0MABw#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.simplyhired.ca/a/jobs/list/q ... owna%2C+bc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All the best.

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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Moops » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:03 pm

I'll second hubby .... :welcome to A-OK!

Two companies that I thought of was Peter Bros Construction & PCL Construction. I did a search of PCL's website and saw this current opening, but also noticed that they indicate they are always looking for certain qualifications.

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careersc ... Code=en-us" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you use the search function (located just below the logo) and enter contruction, you should come up with a fair amount of info that you might find helpful.
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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Moops » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone that is presently involved in the construction trades in Kelowna. You could try speaking with Robert Fine at the EDC (Economic Development Commission) for further information or contacts.

I came across this publication from CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) that notes the housing starts for the area surrounding Kelowna:

http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/esub/6 ... 4635730531" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/esub/6 ... 4636059136" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


It's a bit of a dry read, but you might find it helpful.

You may want to check out the following sites too...

http://constructionjobstores.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.sica.bc.ca/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Jo-anna » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:03 am

Hello

thank you for your replies - those construction companies are a good start so I will contact them and see what they say.

I will let you know how I get on!

:)

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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Inutley » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi Joanna
I work for a general contractor in kelowna and we are looking for site supervisors. If you can email me your husbands cv I would be happy to take a look or advise on opportunities. I emigrated with my family to kelowna 3years ago and have'nt looked back! My Email is iann@maple.ca.

Thanks
Ian

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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by Jo-anna » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi Ian,

thank you for replying - have emailed you the resume and look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you Moops for PM'ing me regarding this :)

Jo-anna

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Re: Construction jobs in Kelowna

Post by bootes » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:00 pm

:hi Jo-anna

Did your husband find in easy to get a job in construction, hope so. We have PR since July 2013 and are planning on moving over as soon as we have sold our house, hopingly at the beginning of next year. :) My partner does the same sort of work as your husband, road construction, paving, tarmacing, site forman, and has been driving heavy machinery for over 20 years. Do you know if there is work in Kelowna as I would not like him to travel to the north for work as we have two children and the idea of moving is to have a better family life. My partner has to have a CSCS card for all jobs to prove he is qualified to drive a JCB, not sure how to get this converted into Canadian ligo. Have you any ideas? :thumbup

Thanks
Tina

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