Meet Me at the PMFRC

Meet Me at the PMFRC


Introducing Gord Runtz

The PMFRC Employment Service office is available to serve military AND civilian residents in the Petawawa, Deep River and Deux Rivières area.

If you have a chance to visit our Petawawa office (3025 Petawawa Blvd.), Gord will be one of the first people you meet.  Ask him about the many services we offer to help you plan for success.

Name: Gord Runtz
Position: Administrative Assistant, Employment Service Petawawa

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Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs you are involved in.
I greet people and direct them to the appropriate office or agency. If someone is new to the area, I can provide them with information about the jobs that are available in this area.
I help people with resumes, cover letters and mock interviews.

I also visit dozens of web sites each day looking for job opportunities to share on the Employment Service website (

How long have you worked for the PMFRC?
I have been working here for one year.

Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)? 
I served with the Canadian Armed Forces (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) for 38 years. I have done a few tours overseas and served with NATO forces for 6 years in Germany. 

What can people expect to see when they first meet you?
They will see a friendly face and someone who is willing to give them the time of day. 

What is your favorite part about working for the PMFRC?
I like meeting people from all walks of life.

What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?
After helping an individual over several days with resume, cover letter and interview techniques for a high profile job, I feel accomplished once the interview process is completed and the individual is awarded the position. 

Where are you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here?
I am from Arnprior, Ontario. I was posted to Petawawa from Ottawa in 2008 and have been here ever since. 

What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Tthis area has more to offer than one would think.  There is hunting, fishing, beaches, Algonquin Provincial Park, nature trails and more.

What is your favorite thing about living in the area? What is your favourite thing to do in the winter?  The summer?
I enjoy how tranquil and quiet it is around this area. My favourite thing to do in the summer is ride my Hog as much as possible.  As for winter, I’m not a fan.

Leave us with a few more words of wisdom – what is your favorite quote?
You are never too old to learn new things.