Construction of the new Canadian Tire store in High River is well on its way.

The store's owner, Ryan Jago says they have a job fair on Wednesday at the Highwood Memorial Centre.

"Our intention is that everybody that we hire for this build process gets equal opportunity to work in the store after it's completed," Jago says. "Our hope is to develop relationships over those first three months that we're building the store and have them carry on right through to the grand opening."

People hired from today's fair will start the first week of August.

The job fair goes until 7 p.m.