High River, Alberta
The Town of High River is located in Southwestern Alberta, Canada. It is 37 kilometers south from the City of Calgary. High River gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town. The population of High River consists of 12,930 people, as of 2011. High River is well known for its caring, warm and friendly character, as well as its strong determination. This historical western town is also the official home of the popular TV show Heartland, which has been filming in the High River area since 2007.
Regardless of being classified as a town, High River residents have plenty of activities they enjoy doing all year round. There are plenty of parks to take advantage of including; a skateboard park, a spray park and an outdoor fitness park. They also enjoy the rodeo in the summer months. High River also has historical museums, a historical movie theatre and historic murals that are scattered throughout downtown.
Cargill and High River
Cargill is located just five minutes outside of High River on Highway 2. Cargill is a fully integrated beef processing facility, with slaughter, fabrication, rendering and hide operations all under one roof. The plant employs approximately 2,000 employees and processes 4,500 head of cattle per day. Cargill is federally regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and adheres to the highest integrity and investment into food safety and quality, animal health and safety, corporate social responsibility and employee safety.
Cargill in High River has been recognized as one of the pioneers for recruiting temporary foreign workers. Through working closely with the Alberta Government, the High River plant has successfully recruited 450 laborers from both the Philippines & Mexico and still continues to do so.
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We are currently hiring for the following positions:
- Fabrication employees (knife and packaging) – cool environment
- Slaughter employees (knife and packaging) – warm environment