With Legalization, Job Openings Surge in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

With Legalization, Job Openings Surge in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

Canada's cannabis and cannabis-adjacent industries have poached top talent from more traditional sectors of the economy.

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October 26, 2018

TORONTO — For six years, Dan Skilleter worked as a policy adviser in Ontario’s provincial government. But this year, he gave up his much-coveted government job for a new role in an uncertain, fast-moving industry: cannabis.

 

Now, “I can’t go a week without a friend sending me an email looking for a job in the cannabis space,” he said. “I’m having to constantly clear time in my schedule for coffees with people.”

 

As Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use on Oct. 17, its nascent cannabis and cannabis-adjacent industries have poached top talent from more traditional sectors of the economy.

 

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