Nanaimo Hotsheet – February 22 2018

The Nanaimo Hotsheet is our weekly “Nanaimo Leads Of The Week” newsletter and a collection of local, provincial, and national labour market headlines. So whether you’re looking for job leads or labour market news, we’ve got you covered!

Download “Leads Of The Week” for February 19 here.

Come to our Big Nanaimo Job Fair April 5! Register here.

Local News:

Departure Bay development drawing closer to completion
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/departure-bay-development-drawing-closer-to-completion/

Victoria bus company’s proposed Nanaimo service denied by transportation board
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/victoria-bus-companys-proposed-nanaimo-service-denied-by-transportation-board/

Housing concerns on Vancouver Island have been a primary reason people have leaned on a new online resource database.
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/568237/housing-tops-reason-use-new-social-services-database

Grad rates for Indigenous Nanaimo students dip for 3rd straight year
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/568235/grad-rates-indigenous-nanaimo-students-dip-3rd-straight-year

Shaw employees say atmosphere is grim following massive buyout offer
https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/01/31/shaw-employees-say-atmosphere-is-grim-following-massive-buyout-offer/

$55-million expansion project for Nanaimo Airport terminal
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/55-million-expansion-project-for-nanaimo-airport-terminal-1.23174665

Construction start on Vancouver Island’s tallest building just weeks away
https://victoria.citified.ca/news/hudson-place-one-townline-construction-start-on-vancouver-islands-tallest-building-just-weeks-away/

Provincial funding to help Indigenous Nanaimo youth overcome addictions, avoid overdose
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/568780/provincial-funding-help-indigenous-nanaimo-youth-overcome-addictions-avoid-overdose


BC & Canada News:

‘Due for a pullback’ — B.C. loses 5,100 jobs in January
https://biv.com/article/2018/02/due-pullback-bc-loses-5100-jobs-january?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=3a923ceb85-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-3a923ceb85-211143429

Canada sheds 88,000 net jobs, but sees full-time gains
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/canada-sheds-88000-net-jobs-but-sees-full-time-gains/

B.C. now Canada’s leading province for film and TV production: report
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-now-canadas-leading-province-for-film-and-tv-production-report

Winning B.C.-led supercluster bid to create thousands of B.C. jobs
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018JTT0006-000212

TransCanada going ahead with $2.4 billion expansion of NGTL system
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/resource/2018/02/transcanada-going-ahead-2-4-billion-expansion-ngtl-system

Global News cuts nearly 80 jobs, mostly in TV, as part of move to online coverage
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/569081/nearly-70-global-news-employees-laid-across-canada-unifor

Go west, young teacher: B.C. schools angling for recruits in Ottawa
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/education-teachers-vancouver-bc-ottawa-1.4535390

B.C. construction jobs offer entry wages up to $27.31/hour, and they’re growing: survey
https://globalnews.ca/news/4027263/b-c-construction-jobs-offer-entry-wages-up-to-27-31-hour-and-theyre-growing-survey/

 

Upcoming Events:

Bladerunners – Customer Service & Tourism Training Program
February 19, 2018 at 10:00 & 2:00
Held at Nanaimo Youth Services Association
290 Bastion St., Nanaimo
For more information please call Lee at 250-754-1989

Forest Industry Information Session
Vancouver Island University
Wednesday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm
Building 180 Room 134 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo

  • New TUITION FREE program begins April 16, 2018 in Woss, BC


Employer Forum for Mature Workers
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Worklink Employment
102-3179 Jacklin Road, Colwood (Victoria area)
http://www.worklink.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MatureWorkersFeb21_2018.pdf

Discover Tectoria
Friday, February 23rd
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Crystal Gardens
https://www.viatec.ca/events/discover-tectoria-2018

Lowe’s Hiring Fair
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the store for seasonal hiring.
9am – 4pm
These will be mostly contracts that will start around March/April and run until the end of August.

Cruise Tourism Industry Job Fair
Date: Feb. 24, 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Ogden Point Cruise Terminal, Pier B (185 Dallas Rd.)
https://www.go2hr.ca/events/cruise-tourism-industry-job-fair

Building Your Career in Construction
4-day workshop series
Monday, February 26 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

Security Worker Training
Feb 28—March 27, 2018
VIU Nanaimo
Contact a VIU Client Coordinator:
1-888-920-2221 ext. 6579 (toll free) or (250)740-6579
Email: client.coordinator@viu.ca Fax: (250)740-6452
For more info, visit our website: https://www2.viu.ca/pdt/courses/ess.asp

West Coast Job Fair
Friday, March 2, 2018
Best Western Tin Wis Resort (Tofino, British Columbia)
1119 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
https://www.facebook.com/events/195436481192412/

Cowichan Career & Job Fair 2018
Wednesday, March 7th from 10am – 2pm
Island Savings Centre in Duncan

Serving You Right Tourism & Hospitality Workshop
4- day workshop series
March 12-15, 2018
9:00-4:00
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

Island Wood – Industry Forum and Wood Product Showcase
March 23rd, 2018 at the Cowichan Exhibition Park
http://viea.ca/economic-resources-initiatives/initiatives/forestrywood-industries-initiative/

Sooke Job Fair
Worklink is hosting a Sooke Region job fair
Tuesday March 27th
http://www.worklink.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SookeJobFair2018Final4-2.pdf

VIVRS Strive Program

  • Designed for those who would like to improve their Essential Workplace Literacy Skills

Next session starts April 2, 2018
To register contact 250-753-4225

Work BC Nanaimo Job Fair
Date:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time:  12:30 – 4:00PM
Location:  Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Address:  101 Gordon St., Nanaimo

Western Business Outlook 2018: Nanaimo
Wednesday April 11 2018
Venue TBD • Nanaimo, B.C.
https://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/18-0059/default.aspx

2018 Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Centre in Parksville
Thursday, April 12 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Parksville Community & Conference Centre
132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville

Staffquest Information Session
Wednesday, April 18th, 1:30-3:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

Island Health Employer Forum
Wednesday, May 16, 1:00-3:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

VIU Free Information Sessions
https://pdt.viu.ca/certificate-program-information-sessions

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