Nanaimo Hotsheet – April 10 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 April 9 here.


Local News:

Apartments being planned for northern edge of Nanaimo – 146 units of rental housing

Architect says plans moving ahead for Departure Bay property

Development permit approved for condos in north-end commercial district

$40-million condo project planned for Nanaimo’s Old City

Copcan Civil Ltd. of Nanaimo has been awarded the construction contract for the Complete Street Pilot Project on Fifth Street in Courtenay.

Funding announced to further boost VIU’s evolving trades programs

Townhouses being planned near Northfield intersection

Vancouver Island University Health Science Centre – Landscaping Project

Province agrees to fund expansion to cramped north Nanaimo school

Nanaimo’s overdose prevention site saves nearly 90 people in its first year

Weekly downtown summer street market to debut in June

February 2018 – Nanaimo Tourism Bulletin from Chemistry Consulting
Transportation Numbers Up – Occupancy Down!


BC & Canada News:

Infographic: Are online tools making the job hunt overwhelming?

Celebrating Construction and Skilled Trades Month in April

Province recruiting teachers internationally to support B.C’s French language students

British Columbia’s economy is forecast to remain strong through 2020

Province gives $5.4 million to trades training

Province announces $134M to re-grow B.C.’s forests, support communities


Upcoming Events:

Techworks for Youth
Intake: Week of April 9th
Start Date: April 16th
Phone 1-877-714-0471 (ext. 21)

Job Ready Program
Next intake will begin on Monday, April 9th.
Group Workshops (5 weeks) – April 9 – May 11, 2018
1:1 Services (8 weeks) – May 14 – July 6, 2018 (includes job development, wage subsidy, short term training and more)
Eligibility – clients between 18-64 years of age; no EI attachment
For more information, please contact Darcie at 250.753.6911 ext 109 or email

Western Business Outlook 2018: Nanaimo
Wednesday April 11 2018
Venue TBD • Nanaimo, B.C.

Home Depot Hiring Fair
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Located at: Nanaimo Home Depot
6555 Metral Street

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

Nanaimo Alliance Church “Clothesline” – Free Clothing Giveaway
Friday, April 13th, Noon – 8 pm – One Day Only!

Cabela’s Retail Associates Job Fair
Sunday, April 15, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Cabela’s Store in Nanaimo
Interviews are scheduled on a first come, first served basis; walk-ins welcome!

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

At Your Service – Tourism & Hospitality Workshop
Monday, April 23 – Thursday, April 26
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
#101 – 155 Skinner St, Nanaimo

Employment at Catalyst Paper – Information Session
27 April at 10:00–11:30
The Job Shop/Work BC
555 4th St # 103, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1H3

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

Vancouver Island University is again offering fully funded Building Service Worker Training and Enhanced Security Guard Training Programs to qualified applicants. 

  • Building Service Worker – Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University, May 28 – June 22, 2018
  • Building Service Worker – Cowichan, Vancouver Island University, August 20 – September 14, 2018
  • Security Worker Training – Enhanced, Cowichan, Vancouver Island University, June 4 – 29, 2018

For more information, visit:

Nanaimo Education & Career Fair
5 December at 09:00–14:00 PST

VIU Free Information Sessions

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