Opened in July 1987, the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) with its distinctive five sails roofline
is a Vancouver waterfront landmark. The VCEC hosts some 350 events
and 650,000 daily delegates each year.
This first class facility features 91,200 sq.ft. of
column free exhibition space, an adjoining 16,600 sq.ft. ballroom
and 20 meeting rooms for groups of 8 to 600. It can accommodate
up to 8,000 reception guests, or up to 6,000 in a banquet setting.
In addition to the 40 full-time staff, the VCEC relies
on seven official and contracted suppliers who provide a variety
of services, from catering and housekeeping to security and audio
visual. Together these firms provide a pool of more than 1,400 part-time
staff for the facility and its Clients.
For more detailed information and specifications on
the VCEC check in the Resources
section of this website.
The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre is
a primary economic generator, creating broad economic impacts as
a consequence of the influx of delegates and event attendees it
supports by hosting a wide variety of conventions, meetings, trade
and consumer shows and banquet events. These benefits take the form
of tax revenues as well as both direct and indirect new business
for a wide variety of sectors and regions throughout B.C.
Amongst the direct beneficiaries of VCEC activities
are hotels, meeting organizers, display and audiovisual services,
airlines and food and beverage suppliers. Indirect beneficiaries
are restaurants, retail outlets, travel suppliers and transportation
companies, both locally and in the many regions that benefit from
pre and post conference travel.
These benefits total about $250 million each year
to all regions and sectors in the province. The largest portion
of this amount is attributable to the convention area, with trade
show activities as the second largest contributor.
Employment Opportunities at the VCEC
The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre offers one of the most exciting working environments in Vancouver, and an opportunity to play a part in supporting major conventions, events and exhibitions from all over the world.
The VCEC is entering a new phase of its development with a major facility expansion now underway and scheduled for completion in 2008. New employment opportunities will be available from time to time and we are prepared to accept resumes and applications for these positions from qualified applicants via e-mail.
Click here to view position descriptions for current job openings. You will be able to submit applications via an e-mail link on this page if you consider yourself to be qualified for any of these positions.