Join us at the Fall Hiring Fair with WorkBC to promote our latest initiative “Building an Inclusive Workforce”. We will be hosting a panel of speakers to discuss how business can adapt to the current labour market by adopting a few simple practices that open them up to a wider pool of candidates. Knowing about the supports and resources available to an employer is the first step in enhancing our business community.


Want resources that you can access on an on-going basis?
Check out the Shuswap Workforce Hub resource section for more information – this section will be updated as we progress in our “Building an Inclusive Workforce” program.

Many Salmon Arm employers are challenged to find loyal workers, claiming a labour shortage. 

Yet there’s a whole untapped pool of under-employed talent in our community. The trick is in how we engage them. And there’s even funding and support to help you figure out how

With the goal to create a vibrant economic community in Salmon Arm, the Chamber of Commerce is building resources for local employers seeking practical solutions to workforce development challenges, particularly when hiring and retaining workers who: 

  • Struggle with mental health challenges and addictions
  • Are differently abled
  • Identify as LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous, Black or a person of Colour
  • Are newcomers or immigrants
  • Are retirees, young people or other folks with barriers to full-time employment

🗣️ Tell your story! To create something locally relevant to Salmon Arm, the Chamber is seeking your stories. 

Have you seen success in hiring workers with barriers (such as those listed above)? What kinds of accommodations have you made to support these workers? What resources have you accessed? What have been the benefits to your business?

Email to share about your experience. You may be invited to join a panel discussion this fall.