Aurora job opportunities on the rise

By Jessie Weisner
January 9, 2019 - 4:09pm Updated: January 9, 2019 - 7:08pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB -- The Aurora Sun facility has been a hot topic in Medicine Hat for a while now.

That’s not about to slow down. Between now and July there’s going to be hundreds of positions hired.

The 1.2 million square foot medical cannabis facility will be the largest private employer in Medicine Hat.

“It’s always been our priority and our preference to hire people from Medicine Hat for these positions,” says David Howe, community relations manager for Aurora Cannabis.

The general manager and facility maintenance manager positions have already been filled at the facility, and right now there are 10 other management positions available for hire.

“It’s important for us to get those leadership positions in place before we begin building out those teams,” says Howe. “Certainly you’ll see a hiring push between now and when we hope to begin operations.”

Prior cannabis knowledge or experience isn’t crucial in applying, just a knowledge of Aurora as a whole.

Part of the facility is projected to be operational in the first half on 2019, and before that happens, hundreds of positions will be filled during a hiring surge.

The facility is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020, meaning before now and then, 450 positions will be filled.

“We have entry level positions available that provide on the job training and really don’t require any experience beforehand,” says Howe. “All the way to mid-level that require degrees and unique experience and of course higher positions as well.”

Howe says a wide variety of skills are valued, especially skills acquired in the oil and gas industry.

“Your experience in the oil and gas sector can certainly be applied to our sector as well,” says Howe. “So don’t be afraid or shy of mentioning that experience.”

Visit Auroras website for information on job opportunities.

 

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