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Southwest ring road job fair opens up hundreds of Calgary construction positions

More than 600 positions are expected to be filled in an upcoming job fair by the construction group behind Calgary’s southwest ring road as they anticipate a busy construction season.

KGL Constructors is hoping to beat the spring job fair rush this year, said public relations manager Ian McColl, as they try to land as many as 700 people in jobs ranging from engineering to traffic control.  

“We’ve got a very busy construction season ahead,” said McColl.

“There’s a lot of land opened up.”

The southwest ring road is expected to open to traffic in 2021, with the west leg of the ring road expected the following year.

McColl said the need for hundreds of workers coincides with this phase of the project, and with their desire to see the road opened on schedule.

“Like any project of this size, we’re ahead in some areas and behind in others,” McColl said.

A planning session over the winter outlined some of the construction goals for 2019, McColl said, and through that they determined what kind of a workforce they’d need to meet those milestones.

The job fair will be held Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Tsuut’ina Ballroom.

Visit the southwest ring road project website for more information on the job fair and construction employment opportunities that are available this season.