Surrey partners with major businesses to promote skilled career opportunities in the City

March 1, 2018
The City of Surrey has launched a Surrey Talent campaign with 8 other Surrey-based employers in the tech, professional services, and engineering sectors that are seeking qualified talent. The campaign raises awareness to career opportunities in Surrey and consists of a series of 1 minute, high energy, day-in-a-life videos that showcase the challenging work and vibrant lifestyle of working in Surrey.

“Surrey’s growth into Metro Vancouver’s second metropolitan centre is transforming the City into a regional employment destination,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “We have an abundance of skilled job opportunities and this is the chance for innovative, intelligent people who like challenging the status quo to come and be a part of the transformation at ground zero.”

On average, there are 1,000 job opportunities in Surrey at any given point and the ever growing demand for talent is drawing regional attention, with over 47,000 workers currently commuting from outside the City to Surrey. The campaign has started with a 3-month focus on raising awareness within the Metro Vancouver region with future plans on expanding the campaign into the Cascadia Innovation Corridor later this year.

Companies participating in the campaign include Frozen Mountain Software, Safe Software, Coast Capital Savings, Aplin Martin, Central City Brewers and Distillers, Century Group, Powertech Labs, and PwC.

“We are happy to call Surrey home and we truly believe the future of tech lives here,” said Newton-based tech firm Frozen Mountain Software CEO, Jerod Venema. “Our growth has been due to the incredible talent that the city draws, alongside our company culture that fosters this talent. We’re looking forward to expanding our team by up to 15% just this year alone.”

“City Centre is home to a technology district that we are excited to be a part of,” said Safe Software president and co-founder, Don Murray. “We are looking forward to growing our skilled team in our new location, just a few minutes’ walk away from King George SkyTrain Station.”

“Even though our roots were in Surrey, we considered locations around the Lower Mainland when we started planning our new head office,” said Coast Capital Savings Interim CEO, Bruce Schouten. “We chose Surrey City Centre because it is a central and convenient home base from which to grow.”

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