ESCAPE THE DAILY GRIND, BRING YOUR JOB TO TUMBLER RIDGE!
Technological advancements have provided entrepreneurs, freelancers, stay-at-home parents and company employees alike, with opportunities to escape city living without compromising their career prospects. Unobtainable house prices, pollution and traffic congestion are realities of 21st century city living and many people are recognizing that urban living is no longer a necessary compromise that they have to make to build a successful career.
Tumbler Ridge has a growing number of creative people who are able to work flexible hours in order to live in their perfect environment and to engage in their chosen outdoor and sporting passions. The economic development office, municipal government and others are working collaboratively to enhance the infrastructure and strengthen our support networks to ensure that these people can continue to thrive in Tumbler Ridge.
Work is currently underway to modernize our existing fibre optic network and to expand it into every residential, commercial and industrial neighbourhood in Tumbler Ridge. This means that every home or downtown office space will be able to provide supporting services to our expanding tourism, clean energy, conferencing and natural resources industries as well as to other sectors that aren’t directly affiliated with Tumbler Ridge.
Our economic development office is keen to hear your thoughts on what is important to further strengthen this sector and to provide the assistance you may need. Please contact the economic development office directly for further assistance.
Tumbler Ridge recognizes how virtual workers and entrepreneurs contribute to the local economy
We have developed tools and resources to support those interested in working from Tumbler Ridge or starting their own business. Tumbler Ridge is well suited to ambitious, yet lifestyle and family-oriented virtual workers and entrepreneurs that are looking to take advantage of technological advances, changing work patterns and creating a real work-life balance. There are opportunities for creative people to service and support our expanding tourism, clean energy and natural resource industries.
What People Say
“The ability to work online while enjoying the outdoors of the foothills of the Northern Rockies in Tumbler Ridge gives me the freedom-lifestyle of my dreams. Virtual work is still a novelty to many, and my focus is to help to close this gap. As a business trainer and online educator, I help entrepreneurs to get their work to the world through the Internet.”
– Mila Lansdowne, Online Entrepreneur, Living the freedom-lifestyle
“Starting my business in Tumbler Ridge provided a unique opportunity to grow while maintaining the outdoor active lifestyle. Being in a small community has allowed me to make new connections with like-minded companies and individuals. The contacts generated with the District of Tumbler Ridge has been invaluable in developing business relations and becoming better known in the community.”
– Curtis Miedzinski, Owner & Operator, Versatile Vinyl
Virtual workers can work anywhere they choose as long as they have access to technology and communication networks as well as reliable transportation connections to airports. Existing virtual workers in Tumbler Ridge work in an array of sectors that are not typically associated with Tumbler Ridge. Many of these virtual workers are spouses/ partners of employees in the natural resources and energy sectors who have relocated for work. Tumbler Ridge can readily accommodate many sectors including:
ANIMATORS AND VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS – BUSINESS DEVELOPERS – CALL CENTRE WORKERS – COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS – CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES – DATA ENTRY – EDITING / WRITING SERVICES – EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONALS – FINANCIAL ADVISORS -GRAPHIC DESIGNERS – HEALTHCARE SUPPORT STAFF – HR SERVICES – LAWYERS – MARKETERS – ONLINE SURVEY CONSULTANTS – VIRTUAL RESEARCHERS – ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPERS – RESEARCHERS – SALES ROLES – SOCIAL MEDIA/ BLOGGERS – TRANSCRIPTION WORKERS -VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS