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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
  • Retriev Technologies
    For nearly 30 years, we've built our reputation as leaders in battery recycling and management. Today, as the most diverse battery recycling company in the world, we're moving forward to meet emerging global trends, and to communicate our vision for the future.
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  • Elk River Guiding Company
    Elk River Guiding Company is the premier outfitter in Fernie for float trips and walk n' wade fly fishing and has the most professional and experienced guides in the Elk Valley.
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  • Ferraro Foods
    Locally owned and operated, Ferraro Foods is the best small town grocery store!
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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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  • Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
    The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is located in the southern interior of British Columbia and is made up of five electoral areas and eight municipalities.
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  • Wynndel Foods & Outdoors
    Wynndel Foods & Outdoors - it's more than just a food and gas store. For many locals and tourists, it's the Gateway to Kootenay Lake.
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  • Fabrite
    Fab-Rite Services Ltd. is a CWB certified steel fabricat ion company located in the BC Kootenays
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  • School District No. 20
    School District No. 20 supports all learners on their journey as contributing, thoughtful members of society. The district is committed to professional learning communities at a school, district and regional level.
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  • Fernie Brewing Company
    Fernie Brewing Co. is Fernie's premier (and only) craft-brewery.
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  • Ramada
    Book a room at Ramada Limited Golden hotel near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to begin your outdoor adventure
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  • 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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  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
    Small Town Charm - Big Mountain Experience
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  • Joy Global
    Underground mining equipment manufacturer offers continuous miners, longwall systems, bolting systems, and haulage systems.
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  • City of Nelson
    With stunning geography and a thriving arts and small business community, Nelson is a combination of storybook charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.
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  • Kootenay Peterbilt
    In business for over forty years, Kootenay Peterbilt is known for their excellent service, parts, and truck sales. Join the only Peterbilt service center in the BC Kootenays!
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  • Baillie Grohman Estate Winery
    Baillie Grohman Estate Winery is one of Creston Valley’s award winning wineries. Named after a legendary pioneer, the adventure continues through their small lot premium wines; hand picked and handcrafted in their cellar.
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  • Community Connections Revelstoke Society
    The Mission of Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society is to support individuals and families in our community by providing and advocating for accessible, responsive social services.
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  • Ramada Hotel
    Ramada Ltd. Motel is an attractive motel situated in Grand Forks, B.C.
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  • Rainbow International
    Established in 1981, Rainbow International® offers home restoration, commercial restoration and carpet cleaning services. Providing services throughout the East Kootenays (Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston and everything in...
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  • Nakusp Hot Springs
    Come and enjoy a pristine outdoor experience in a beautiful natural setting.
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  • KC Recycling
    Established in 1977, KC Recycling is an industry leader in recycling automotive batteries. At KC Recycling they also remove electronic waste and residual by-products, including TVs, monitors and computers are received, sorted and size-reduced.
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  • Vicom Design Inc.
    Visual communication technicians
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  • Dusk Building Systems
    Dusk Building Systems is an expert in every aspect of wood framing.
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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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  • Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
    The Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) provides hospital services to residents of the Kootenay Boundary.
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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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