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Local Job Seekers Invited to Inaugural Kingston Hiring Summit

Photo by Penny Cadue.

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce invites job seekers to the first Kingston Hiring Summit, will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at St. Lawrence College.

According to a Chamber release, the event will feature a comprehensive list of top regional employers eager to connect with local talent.

The in-person job fair and networking opportunity is free thanks to the support of To restart and partner sponsors Frulact Canada and the Discover Ability Networkas well as supporting sponsors.

“Finding work can be daunting and stressful. The Kingston Hiring Summit breaks down traditional barriers to employment by directly matching people who have jobs with people who want jobs. We are here to help job seekers,” said Julie Langan, Executive Director, ReStart Employment Services. “The Summit is a win-win for our community by connecting talent to opportunity in real time, and this in turn supports our local economy.”

Employers ready to receive resumes and talk about career opportunities at the job fair include:

  • 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment
  • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
  • Alliance Wireless Communications
  • BGC Southeast
  • Capital Movers & Storage/Walker’s Van & Storage
  • Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Center
  • The City of Kingston
  • Community Living Kingston and District
  • Corrections Recruitment Unit
  • Wholesale Costco
  • Cunningham Swan Lawyers
  • First student
  • Frulact Canada
  • Haakon Industries
  • Kingston Health Sciences Center
  • Limestone District School Board
  • ParaMed
  • The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment – ​​Canadian Army
  • Queen’s University
  • Shorelines Thousand Islands Casino
  • Tim Horton’s (Saisethsons Hotel Group)
  • Kingston Public Services

Additionally, on-site organizations offering job seeker supports include:

  • Restart Employment Services
  • Discover Ability Network
  • Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
  • KEYS Employment Center
  • Ongwanada
  • March of Dimes Canada

According to the release, the Summit also includes an employers’ forum, bringing together business leaders, community stakeholders, service providers and policy makers to discuss how the pandemic has changed the labor market, as well as to share effective solutions for finding and keeping employees.

The Chamber said the Summit is a direct result of their strategic plan consultation process with members and the wider community.

“We’ve heard loud and clear from our business community that we need opportunities to connect and support each other – especially as we recover from the effects of the pandemic,” said Karen Cross, Chamber CEO. “Kingston is home to both fantastic talent and incredible employers. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, and our vision for the Summit is that people will walk away with hope and tangible solutions to move themselves and their businesses forward.

Job seekers who cannot attend in person can send their resume to [email protected]; CVs collected will be shared with participating employers, according to the release.

The Chamber said that early registration is encouraged, as a limited number of jobseeker places are available, to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety measures. This event will follow St. Lawrence College’s COVID-19 policies. find details on the Chamber’s website.