McDonald's® Canada National Hiring Day Aims to Create more than 800 Jobs in British Columbia

Sixth annual recruitment event generates thousands of roles for youth nationwide

VANCOUVER, April, 4 2016 /CNW/ - Get your resumes ready! On April 6, 2016, McDonald's restaurants across the country will host the sixth annual National Hiring Day. Together with its franchisees, McDonald's Canada has set to fill a record-breaking 7,000 roles nationwide, with more than 800 potential positions available in British Columbia and the Yukon.

"We're proud to provide youth across the province with world-class training that sets them up for success," said Shelly Hansen, Regional Vice President, Western Region. "National Hiring Day is not only a way for McDonald's to recruit new talent, it's an opportunity for us to begin the careers of young people."

National Hiring Day is a chance for job seekers to learn about McDonald's culture, apply for a position, and potentially be interviewed on the spot. Crew, management, and new hospitality and customer service roles are available for the taking.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Number of restaurants:
    • 198 in British Columbia
    • Two in the Yukon
  • Now hiring:
    • 125 jobs in Vancouver
    • 55 jobs in Langley
    • 50 jobs in Burnaby
    • 35 jobs in Kelowna
    • 35 jobs in Nanaimo

QUOTES

"We're proud to serve and employ members of our community," said Kelowna Franchisee, Tim Pink. "We're excited to open our doors to even more applicants looking to start their new job."

"As a franchisee, I'm not just committed to supporting my team's employment, but also their education," said Nanaimo Franchisee, Wayne Krawchuk. "We encourage our management to apply for our scholarship program and use their management training towards a  business diploma or degree with British Columbia Institute of Technology."

"With the introduction of our new restaurant experience, we've been growing our restaurants with new faces and roles," said Vancouver Franchisee, Joe Guzzo. "National Hiring Day provides us with a new chance to bring even more job opportunities to our community."

"Over the past several months, we've watched how our new restaurant experience is creating excitement and career opportunities for our community," said Langley Franchisee, Ron Knight. "National Hiring Day gives us an opportunity to grow our already outstanding team in Langley. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning and building career skills to apply on Hiring Day!"

About McDonald's Canada

In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day.  Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ nearly 90,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 85 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion we spend on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada visit McDonalds.ca.

SOURCE McDonald's Canada

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For further information: Media requiring more information, please contact: Danielle Jang, McDonald's Canada, 604-293-4849 or danielle.jang@ca.mcd.com; Colleen Dunbar, Weber Shandwick for McDonald's, 604-283-1361 or cdunbar@webershandwick.com


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