Job fairs seek 400 workers for new Mississauga festival of lights


Published August 16, 2022 at 4:11 pm

illumi Tree of Lights back again for 2023-24 holiday season in Mississauga.
The illumi Tree of Lights is about three feet taller than the world-famous Statue of Liberty. (Photo: illumi)

The first of two job fairs to fill some 400 positions at a huge festival of lights coming to Mississauga in September is being held this Thursday (Aug. 18).

The nearly day-long hiring event takes place at 7174 Derrycrest Dr., the north Mississauga site of Illumi–A Dazzling World of Lights, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

A second job fair has been scheduled for two weeks later, on Sept. 1, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the same location.

“The company is delighted to offer competitive wages, flexible schedules as well as seasonal and permanent career opportunities,” Illumi organizers say, noting more than 400 positions are available.

Positions include a partnership and sponsorship coordinator, electricians, box office manager and more.

More information on jobs available can be found here.

Billed as the “largest light, sound and multimedia show in the world,” Illumi–A Dazzling World of Lights will set up on a 600,000-sq.-ft. site near Hurontario St. and Hwy. 407, the equivalent in size of 10 football fields.

It opens to the public on Sept. 14 and continues through Jan. 8.

Featuring more than 20 million LED bulbs, the seasonal festive attraction is sure to captivate kids and adults alike “as they embark on a spectacular outdoor journey on foot through 13 magical worlds,” organizers with Montreal-based Illumi say.

Brought to life by “cutting-edge programming technologies, the immersive Illumi universe features high-definition projections, jaw-dropping state-of-the-art animatronic creatures (and) thousands of light structures” in addition to the millions of brilliant LED bulbs, creators of the attraction say.

Organizers promise visitors to the attraction “an epic and imaginative journey around the world.” And it features seasonal theme changes as well, from Halloween to the Christmas holidays.

Two weeks ago, organizers unveiled the company’s hallmark installation, the Tree of Lights, at the Mississauga site.

Standing 154 feet tall, which is three feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, and made of 28,000 interactive luminous spheres, the Tree of Lights will be lit up each night leading up to and beyond the Sept. 14 opening of the attraction.

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