Columbia Power recognized as one of BC’s top employers

Castlegar, BC – Columbia Power Corporation is pleased to announce it has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2014. This prestigious award identifies the company as one of the province’s best places to work.

BC’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

“Being recognized as one of BC’s top employers is a huge accomplishment,” said Frank Wszelaki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Power. “We strive to provide a first-rate work environment for our employees whose expertise is our organization’s most valued asset.”

“Congratulations to Columbia Power Corporation on being recognized as one of the top employers in BC,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy, Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review. “800 high paying jobs have been created by the construction of the Arrow Lakes Generating Station, the Brilliant Expansion project and the Waneta Expansion project.”

Columbia Power is a lean and efficient organization with an entrepreneurial spirit, offering the opportunity for our employees to gain valuable experiences working on diverse projects.Columbia Power’s 44 employees are driven by the company’s values of integrity, teamwork, respect, versatility, sustainability, sense of community and promotion of work/life balance.

In addition to its employees, Columbia Power provided the equivalent of 800 jobs through the construction of the Arrow Lakes Generating Station and the Brilliant Expansion Project, near Castlegar and is employing over 400 people as a partner in the Waneta Expansion project, currently under construction near Trail.

Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Bree Seabrook
Manager, Communications
Columbia Power Corporation
Tel: 250.304.6021
Cell: 250.608.0757

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