Nanaimo Hotsheet – February 27 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!

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Local News:

News from the Vancouver Island Business Examiner – February 2018:

  • Construction is underway on Legasea, the Tony Harris Developments Inc. project in Departure Bay, built by Chris Lundy and his team at Westmark Construction.
  • Modern Café is now open for breakfast as they have brought in 2 Chefs Affair to join their team.  2 Chefs is closing their current location at 123 Commercial.
  • Salvation Botanicals which engages in the production of cannabinoid products, is expanding its footprint on the ground floor of the building at 235 Bastion St.
  • Noodlebox is opening a 2nd location at Metral Station
  • A new Greek restaurant is open in Nanaimo: The Greek House Restaurant at 3026 Ross Rd.
  • Revy RV has opened a new location at 3612 North Island Highway
  • Nanaimo city council approved a development application for a four-storey, 59 unit rental apartment building at 5085 Uplands Drive. Westurban Holdings Group Ltd. is the developer on the project and no timeline has been established for construction.
  • Tilray Canada announces a deal that will see them provide medicinal marijuana to Shoppers Drug Mart.

Construction to begin next week on Northfield intersection

City of Nanaimo rejects Chase River location for $7 million supportive housing initiative

Pilot program trains next generation of Island farmers

New Gabriola Island library lends tools

Tofino Bus will cover Victoria–Nanaimo route after Greyhound announces cut

Greyhound will cut Nanaimo-Victoria bus route; 22 Island jobs impacted

Victoria Airport Plans $19.4 Million Terminal Expansion

BC & Canada News:

Hiring spree at Alberta oilsands project amid project reactivation

Interest in Canadian Armed Forces remains high

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2018)

2017 marks an impressive year for tourism in British Columbia

Canada faces its own farm labour gap, and it’s going to get much worse

With a growing economy that leads the nation: ‘BC’s Top Employers’ for 2018 are announced

According to forecast, B.C. is facing tight construction labour markets over the coming decade with approximately 22 per cent of the industry’s workforce expected to retire by 2027.


Upcoming Events:


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: Fax: (250)740-6452
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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

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

North Island College Annual Career Fair
March 8 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay

Cultivating Abilities – Nanaimo Foodshare
A group based skills training & work experience program in the food and agriculture industries for people with diverse abilities.
Program Length (15wks): March 19 to June 29, 2018
For more information contact:
Nanaimo Foodshare Society:
(250) 753-9393

Island Wood – Industry Forum and Wood Product Showcase
March 23rd, 2018 at the Cowichan Exhibition Park

Sooke Job Fair
Worklink is hosting a Sooke Region job fair
Tuesday March 27th

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:  1:00 – 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.

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

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