In the case of conservation officers, the law enforcement role that they play means that they face some unique challenges.
The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.
"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
It has been proposed that October 1 each year will mark the day to recognize the work of conservation officers in Manitoba.