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The Kootenay region is quite the place to live and work.  Full of exciting recreational activities and diverse career opportunities at all levels. You could find your niche in sectors including resource extraction, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, tourism, education or the arts to name but a few.

Working here means you can kiss those traffic jams and long commutes goodbye.

Think engaging work with office views to die for. Think lunch breaks by the lake with a mountain backdrop.

If you want a great mix of work and lifestyle take a virtual tour of the region and the diverse employers you can find in the Kootenays.

World Class Employers
  • Sandman Hotel Castlegar
    As Castlegar is nestled in the heart of the West Kootenays, so is the Sandman Hotel nestled in the heart of Castlegar.
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  • Canadian Timberframes
    Canadian Timberframes is a BC based manufacturer and provider of timber frame solutions.
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  • Crest View Village
    Crest View Village provides retirees an independent, active lifestyle among friends and family in a safe, friendly small-town community.
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  • The Sutton Place Hotels
    The Sutton Place Hotel is a true ski-in, ski-out luxury condominium style hotel.
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  • Mountain High Shuttle & Charters
    Mountain High Shuttle & Charters is a family run company based out of the Stanford Resort in Fernie.
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  • Mallard’s Source for Sports
    Mallard’s Source For Sports is a locally owned retail sporting goods company with two locations.
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  • LP Building Products
    LP is a major manufacturer of building materials, industrial wood products and pulp.
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  • Martech Electrical Systems Ltd.
    Incorporated since 1983 and with locations in Castlegar, Cranbrook and Sparwood, Martech Electrical Systems Ltd is one of the largest suppliers of Electrical Services in the Interior British Columbia.
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  • College of the Rockies
    Live and learn in one of the most spectacular locations in the world!
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  • Home Hardware
    Your Hometown Hardware Store
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  • Columbia Basin Trust
    Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people of the Columbia Basin. We often work behind the scenes, and take our lead from residents and communities.
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  • Madden Timber
    Madden Timber Construction Inc. office services include 3d design, house plans, engineering and project management.
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  • Independent Respiratory Services
    Independent Respiratory Services (IRS) is a full service respiratory services company, headquartered in Castlegar, BC.
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  • Advance Nurseries
    We are a wholesale producer of prairie hardy deciduous fruit, shade and ornamental trees.
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  • ATCO Wood Products
    ATCO Wood Products Ltd. is a leading producer of softwood veneers and other wood products as well as one of the largest forestry management companies in the West Kootenays of British Columbia.
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  • Z-KO Construction Ltd.
    Z-KO Construction takes pride in all areas of construction; whether it be general contracting, building dream homes, framing, concrete, or renovations. Whatever the project may be, their work is constructed with quality and excellence.
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  • The Tipple
    The Tipple is a family-owned, private cold beer and fine wine store.
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  • Goldstar Cleaning Services
    Goldstar Cleaning Services was founded by Jill Barclay in 2003 as a housekeeping provider to a group of property management companies.
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  • Unifab
    Providing quality products and exceeding our customers' expectations since 1999
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  • Bron and Sons Nursery
    Bron and Sons Nursery is a wholesale company, covering 100 acres of specialized, hardy nursery stock.
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  • City of Trail
    At the City of Trail City Hall you will find information about the City’s governance and the multitude of services delivered by the City that make Trail a great place to live, work and play.
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  • CP Rail
    CP (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe.
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  • Pine Profiles Inc.
    Pine Profiles Inc. has grown into a leading employer in the Creston Valley area. With another expansion in the near future, this organization continues to seek passionate and hardworking individuals to join their team.
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  • Interfor
    Building value in all dimensions
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  • Walmart
    Walmart's "save money, live better" purpose is relevant to every customer, every day, everywhere we have a presence. Saving money is a means to helping our customers live better. By offering the best possible prices on the products our customers need, we can help...
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I transferred to Trail through my work at Fortis BC, but the appeal was so much more than just a great job. As a young couple looking to start a family, my wife and I knew the West Kootenay was right for us. We want our kids to grow up with a real sense of community, and we know the incredible nature surrounding us will keep them active and healthy. Baseball in the spring, camping in the summer, hunting in the fall, skiing in the winter – the region really has it all right there for you. The money we were saving for a down payment in Vancouver got us a beautiful acreage and halfway towards building our dream home from the ground up. Life feels safer here, and with my commute time cut in half, I’ll have more time to spend with my family. It really is the perfect place for young families looking to build the life of their dreams.

– George Thompson
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