Med­i­cal pot com­pany seeks work­ers for Lambton site

Til­ray hold­ing job fair for 25 work­ers in Petro­lia on Oct. 17

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS - TOM MOR­RI­SON

A med­i­cal mar­i­juana grow­ing and pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity planned for En­niskillen Town­ship is look­ing to hire more than 25 full-time work­ers.

And Lambton Col­lege Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices is hold­ing a job fair for Til­ray Canada Ltd., the com­pany that owns the fa­cil­ity.

Avail­able po­si­tions in­clude pro­duc­tion tech­ni­cians, ship­ping tech­ni­cians, main­te­nance work­ers, se­cu­rity staff and su­per­vi­sors.

Po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees are asked to bring a re­sume and be pre­pared to in­ter­view for the po­si­tions. The com­pany wants “flex­i­ble, en­thu­si­as­tic and mo­ti­vated can­di­dates to join their lo­cal team,” ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease on Wednesday.

The fa­cil­ity is lo­cated on LaSalle Line prop­erty with five hectares (13 acres) of ex­ist­ing green­house space.

The job fair will be held Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Vic­to­ria Hall, lo­cated at 411 Green­field St. in Petro­lia.

Bri­tish Columbia-based Til­ray an­nounced its in­ten­tion in Au­gust to lease the green­house fa­cil­ity.

It also said it had ap­plied to Health Canada for a li­cence to grow and process med­i­cal mar­i­juana at the Lambton County lo­ca­tion.

At the time, Til­ray was telling of­fi­cials with En­niskillen Town­ship that it would be in­vest­ing as much as $30 mil­lion in a cul­ti­va­tion and pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity, and sug­gested that as many as 250 peo­ple could be even­tu­ally work­ing at the site.

The green­house is cur­rently used to grow pep­pers for the En­niskillen Pep­per Com­pany.

Til­ray opened a fa­cil­ity in Nanaimo, B.C., in 2014 with the ca­pac­ity to pro­duce eight tonnes of med­i­cal mar­i­juana each year.

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