Taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Vancouver Lift Cannabis Expo, Cannabis at Work will be conducting lightning talks on cannabis career topics and job seeking such as: how to build a cannacentric resume; the importance of networking and attending conferences; and training and experience that employers look for.
Sit down with Cannabis At Work for a five minute express interview. Bring your resume and be ready to do an elevator pitch about your background and why you want to work in the cannabis industry. Please note people looking for jobs in cannabis production, growing, quality assurance and post-harvest will be give priority for our Express Interviews.
Founded in 2015 by Alison McMahon, the company initially focused on education relating to cannabis use by patients in the workplace. Alison saw herself as an ambassador for the industry by providing tools to workplaces so they could manage cannabis patients instead of simply firing them. “When workplaces take a hard, zero-tolerance approach to medical cannabis, it’s often due to a lack of knowledge and fear” Alison explains. “When businesses equip themselves with knowledge, they often realize that cannabis use by employees, while challenging, is manageable.”
Alison always had her eye on a staffing division and in 2017 when the Canadian cannabis sector was approaching recreational legalization she knew the time was right. “The industry is at a tipping point,” Alison explains. “Existing businesses are ramping up and new businesses are entering the market. We’re about to see tremendous growth in cannabis in Canada.”