The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery.    Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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The Business Development Coordinator will assist in identifying and assessing new business opportunities, investment in new capabilities and capacities and identifying the necessary ancillary services to grow and develop a diverse port complex. 

In consultation with the Director, Business Development the position supports market research and analysis associated with the Ports lines of business, development and stewardship of marketing collateral and supports the administration of the organization’s investment attraction initiatives.


  1. In collaboration with the Director, Business Development conducts competitive analysis of other ports, terminals, and service providers to understand market access for various commodities via different modes of transportation. This information will be used to determine the Port’s value proposition, highlight Port service gaps, and identify market access capacities. Ultimately, attracting investment and developing Port lands.
  • Assists the Director, Business Development in the research and analysis of market opportunities associated with changing market dynamics and their effects on existing and potential terminals and other Port service providers. Consolidates and packages this data and research into reports and presentations.
  • Supports the Director, Business Development in working with proponents, key stakeholders, and other internal departments through a project’s life cycle from concept, feasibility, and site selection through to the commencement of operations. Performs business analysis relating to specific aspects of projects along with supporting the administration of the organizations project stage gating process.
  • In conjunction with the team, develops and stewards Business Development marketing collateral for both one to one and one to many engagements focused on investment attraction and key Port projects. Includes conducting impactful Port tours with potential investors, proponents, and other stakeholders.
  • Represents the Port at various meetings, conferences and other functions as prioritized by the Director, Business Development building and fostering effective working relationships and providing management with a record of the proceedings, outcomes, and opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Works predominantly in an office environment.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1-hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • Some travel may be required.


Formal Education

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, or Transportation and Logistics

Related Experience

  • Two to three years of related experience.
  • Experience in the transportation, logistics or resource sectors an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff and various external parties.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Able to generate, share, and follow through on ideas.
  • Superior judgment and tact in dealing with confidential information.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Solid computer skills, including ability to proficiently use relevant hardware, software (including MS Office, CRM), and peripheral elements.
  • Ability to participate in multiple priority projects simultaneously while ensuring commitment to budget, deadlines, business ethics and practices.
  • Able to develop professionally with regards to being aware of, and learning new industry trends, techniques, and practices.
  • Ability to work with minimal/no direct supervision.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Resilient. Embraces change and thrives on change.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

April 7, 2021 (Wed) to:

                                                Director, Human Resources

                                                Prince Rupert Port Authority

                                                200 – 215 Cow Bay Road

                                                Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2

                                                Fax:    (250) 627-8980


No telephone inquiries please.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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