Ontario, Canada - High Demand Jobs In Kingston
Culture and History on Lake Ontario
Kingston was founded on the east extremity of Lake Ontariok along the shores of this natural wonder cut long ago by advancing and receding glaciers and filled with rain and ice melt as well as waters from the St. Lawrence Seaway system. The Great Lakes system was once hoped to hold the gateway to the imagined Northwest Passage by water to the Pacific Coast. It did not, but enough ice melted in Canada to reveal such as passage further north in the 2000s on NASA satellite images.
Travel and Tourism in this area thrives on this kind of nature and other scenic beauties in a province that offers clean air and a foundation of sustainability in its culture and industry. Urban living is also popular in Kingston, with several employers located within easy walking distance or a short ride from residential complexes.
Kingston Is a Historic Community
Kingston is a historic community, an important site in First Nations history, French and British settlement, the French and Indian War, the Seven Years War, The War of 1812 - 1814, and other events leading up to today. The city is also at the head of the famous 1000 Islands, offering cruises, and the UNESCO-designated historic Rideau Canal. In conservation efforts the Local Food/Local Chefs project brings extraordinary dishes to the public from right in Kingston. A Buskers Festival during the second week of July is a delight, especially for visitors that have no street performers in their home cities,
A good beginning to your acquaintace with Kingston is the Confederation Trolley Tour that is 50 minutes long, leaving from Ontario Street across from Kingston City Hall each hour. It includes a long list of sights, like the two major historic colleges: Queen's and The Royal Military College; historic forts, interesting prisons that are a popular though dark attraction, The Olympic Harbour, and others.
Kingston on the St. Lawrence River
The Arts in Kingston
Arts and entertainment together create a string life force in Kingston, Ontario.
Kingston hosts many yearly arts and outdoor music festivals, including Fanfayr, the Limestone City Blues Festival, Kingston Jazz Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Reelout Film Festival, and several others listed in the links below. Many fine arts professionals make Kingston home, working in visual and media arts, literature, and performance arts. Even a WritersFest is held every year. How many cities offer that?
Non-profit arts foundations are successful in this city after nearly a half-century of operations for some, i.e., the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (since 1957), Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (since 1977), and newer operations in the 2010s. Exhibitions are offered at each venue to present work by artists that come from across the 4,000 some miles of Canada, including Aboriginals, and from over the globe. Additional art venues include Union Gallery at Queen's University, Verb Gallery, Open Studio 22, and several others.
Be sure to view the military arts video, below right. The Fort Henry Guard is the only other unit with which the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon ever performs.
Attractions For Visitors and Residents
Military History and Events
Attractions In Kingston ON
- Canada DanceSport - Home
Canada DanceSport hosts the IDSF International Open Standard and Latin DanceSport tournament.
- Fort Henry - Kingston, Ontario
Discover Upper Canada Village, and step back in time over 130 years to experience life in a bustling 1860s community, set on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. One of Canada's top tourist attractions.
- Kingston Buskers Festival
- Kingston's famous French installation: Fort Frontenac or Fort Cataraqui. This includes a famous archaeological area.
Encouraging Iroquois Trade
By building Fort Frontenac on the Cataraqui River with a trading post, the French of New France aimed to boost trade with the Iroquois Confederacy. These Native North Americans had been a long-time threat to the French in their strong alliance with the English. Today, the largest group of Iroquois people live on the reserve in Ontario.
Fort Frontenac Historic Area
Fort Frontenac Historic AreaClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Kingston, Ontario Tour | 1000 Islands Cruise Lines
Includes lunch and dinner cruises.
- Kingston WritersFest :: to promote awareness and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms and
Kingston WritersFest, September 22 to 26, 2010. Downtown Kingston at the Holiday Inn Waterfront.
- K-Rock Centre
- Limestone City Blues Festival
Limestone City Blues Festival, the Best in Blues.
- Welcome to Feb Fest, Kingston ON, Canada
Feb Fest is Kingston, Ontario's winter festival that focuses on the community's relationships in the context of Winter sports. The highlight event is Saturday's Limestone Classic Hockey Tournament where teams made of Pro Hockey Alumni and regular
Ship Wrecks On Lake Ontario
Wrecked Ships Diving or viewing form the shores is a big attraction throughout the Great Lakes on both sides of the Canadian-American Border. Historic wrecks include those from the War of !812, the Seven Years War, and other confrontations, as well as commercial ships.
Wrecked Ships Diving
Lemoine Point Conservation Area
This lovely conservation area on Lake Ontario is approximately 334 acres or 136 hectares of green-space near Kingston. Wildlife such as deer and waterfowl, plants, and trees are protected and enjoyed safely here across hiking trails and picnic areas, with cross country skiing when snow falls sufficiently. Swimming, fishing, and snowshoeing are offered seasonally in this large park.
The Lemoine Point Farm is a working farm on 88 acres of land near the conservation area is still owned by the last landowner's family, but may be purchased in the future.
Lemoine Point is one of the largest conservation and natural areas accessible to the public, including the physically challenged, throughout the Lake Ontario shoreline region.
Lemoine Point Conservation Projects
This Conservation Area holds an annual Plant Sale during the third weekend May. full of native plants to incorporate into you landscaping.
To any traveler who has any taste of his own. the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.— Aldous Huxley
DIY Travel Journal and Guidebook
This is a Guide Book and Personal Journal all in one. It has plenty of room to jot down your impressions of the many places listed to see, stay in, and visit. It even includes maps and Blacklists of places to avoid.
Kingston Job and Industry Market
Kingston Job Market
Increasing Numbers of Jobs: In early July 2010 (tourist season), job search engines collected 460 job vacancies from all Internet sources, specifially for the Kingston market area.By January 2016, about 1,200 jobs were available.
The Job Engines included Indeed Canada, SimplyHired Canada, WOW Jobs, and Workopolis, with the first two collecting the largest numbers of jobs on average daily.
The leading job titles - those posted most often in vacancies comprise the Hot Jobs, listed below left. These are largely centered in Healthcare, Sales, IT, and Finance. The fact that financial jobs are available is often a sign of an economically growing market.
Demand for Workers by Most Need Per Industry
- Manufacturing - Supervisors, Engineers, Technicians, Journeymen professionals.
- Skilled Trades and Labor
- Retail In-Store
- Hospitality and Food Service
- Sales and Business Development
- Customer Service
- Administrative and Clerical
- Technology and Digital Media
- Financial Services
- Accounting and Finance
Top Employers Listing Jobs
- Cara Operations LTD.
- Canadian Armed Forces
- Hays Specialist Recruitment
- Appleone Employment Services
- Drake International
- WalMart Canada
- Kingston General Hospital
- Loblaw Companies Limited
- IFG- International Financial Group
- Michael Page Canada
Top 15 High Demand Jobs
- Quality Control Supervisors
- Machinists and Electricians, along with Technicians and related Engineers
- Retail managers and Assistant Managers
- Administrative Assistants
- Customer Service Representatives and Cashiers
- Project Managers (IT related)
- Mortgage Specialists
- Personal Support Workers
- Outside Sales Representatives
- Retail Merchandisers
Major Local Colleges
- Academy of Hair Design
- Academy of Learning Career & Business College
- Kingston Learning Centre - Healthcare, Education, Business, and Technology
- Liaison College of Culinary Arts
- Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute
- Queen's University
- Royal Military College of Canada | Collège militaire royal du Canada
- St. Lawrence College at Kingston
- Trillium College
Royal Military College of CanadaClick thumbnail to view full-size
© 2010 Patty Inglish
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