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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight North Bay's diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Nipissing University as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Award winning hotel GM Parth Dholakia says the industry is eager to welcome back guests when its safe

Award winning hotel GM Parth Dholakia says the industry is eager to welcome back guests when its safe

'Especially when we can start having sports teams travel again like our high school and college and university and junior hockey teams as well as hosting weddings and conferences, it will be very welcoming to be able to get return to this normal' 
Krista Gibson on careers in the developmental sector:  'Its an amazing journey and opportunity'

Krista Gibson on careers in the developmental sector: 'Its an amazing journey and opportunity'

'When I first started I really didn’t know if I was going to enjoy working with people with disabilities because I really had no idea what that even looked like. I did a placement and it was absolutely fantastic'
A desire to inspire and be inspired leads Rob Graham to writing a best selling book

A desire to inspire and be inspired leads Rob Graham to writing a best selling book

'Organizations and people who are willing to inspire others but are also willing to be inspired are those who are embracing that Techno-Resiliency. Self-motivation is not enough'
Rob Collins builds sports cards and collectables business from the ground up

Rob Collins builds sports cards and collectables business from the ground up

'You have to know your clients, you have to know what they like and what they are looking for. And to get into an industry that is sports orientated, for me it was just the right industry to get in'
Jim Bruce wants to bring Average Joes back to its glory days

Jim Bruce wants to bring Average Joes back to its glory days

'I just thought, ‘why can’t I do water delivery?’ And from there I thought that we could do it on sea doo's?'
How an investment in avocados led Jim Bruce to owning an NOJHL championship winning team

How an investment in avocados led Jim Bruce to owning an NOJHL championship winning team

'Once I started doing my research, I saw that the government reports labelled it as the second fastest growing fruit that was being imported into Ontario. That’s when I had thought that this might be something to look into'
'Public Health Hero': Former North Bayite André Picard details 34-year career with The Globe and Mail

'Public Health Hero': Former North Bayite André Picard details 34-year career with The Globe and Mail

'I had always heard that you don’t last too long at one job in this field and for me it was kind of just luck that I got hired on in the first place'
From a corporation to politics to policing, David Woolley reflects on communications career

From a corporation to politics to policing, David Woolley reflects on communications career

'That was one of the biggest eye openers coming in from the outside is that you don’t realize how many people, in particular civilians, that are working with the police and helping them do the job effectively'
Abby Cook building North Bay's tourism experiences platform

Abby Cook building North Bay's tourism experiences platform

'When you share that experience with someone you get to think about people differently and learn about different backgrounds and cultures and communities and hopefully it gives you a different outlook and better understanding of people'
Cecil's ghost kitchen operation going well, could last beyond pandemic

Cecil's ghost kitchen operation going well, could last beyond pandemic

'Because of the size of our kitchen facilities and the equipment we had, we felt we had the capacity to start down that path'