Nanaimo Hotsheet – February 26 2019

Here’s This Week’s Hotsheet:

WorkBC Nanaimo Job Fair – April 4 – Register Here

Leads Of The Week Newsletter – February 25 2019

Local News:

New urgent counselling walk-in clinic opening in Nanaimo
https://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/524191/new-urgent-counselling-walk-clinic-opening-nanaimo?fbclid=IwAR0Hu-liGpOVxqq6HMInB7XUCQaDcrvHu3D9FLiPeGZ9FvjgUTjiYShD8EQ

Direct flights between Nanaimo and Toronto returning in June
https://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/607796/direct-flights-between-nanaimo-and-toronto-returning-june

Dinghy Dock Pub, Protection Island ferry service put up for sale
https://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/607784/dinghy-dock-pub-protection-island-ferry-service-put-sale

Huu-ay-aht First Nation says Steelhead LNG pulls out of Vancouver Island project
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/resource/2019/02/huu-ay-aht-first-nation-says-steelhead-lng-pulls-vancouver-island-project

Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/tilray-to-acquire-hemp-food-company-manitoba-harvest-for-up-to-419-million/

With building permit issued, developer says construction on downtown Nanaimo hotel imminent
https://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/609294/building-permit-issued-developer-says-construction-downtown-nanaimo-hotel-imminent?fbclid=IwAR2ZCUcL45jzDie71tvKX0zwL_DZEGzv0wnaPgHwOrQLBA766oxgr79bt_s

BC & Canada News:

WorkBC improvements help people get training, find good jobs
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019SDPR0003-000173

B.C. shines as BuildForce predicts 10 years of labour force growth
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/economic/2019/02/b-c-shines-buildforce-predicts-10-years-labour-force-growth

Another B.C. forest company looks south for lumber mill expansion
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/another-b-c-forest-company-looks-south-for-lumber-production-expansion/

General Motors moving ahead with salaried job cuts
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/general-motors-moving-ahead-with-salaried-job-cuts/

B.C. adds 8,700 jobs in January amid ‘solid’ labour market
https://biv.com/article/2019/02/bc-adds-8700-jobs-january-amid-solid-labour-market

B.C. voices support for provincial mining industry
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/resource/2019/02/b-c-voices-support-provincial-mining-industry

Sailor shortage causing headaches for Royal Canadian Navy
https://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/608590/sailor-shortage-causing-headaches-royal-canadian-navy

Skilled worker shortage hangs over B.C. industrial growth
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/skilled-worker-shortage-hangs-over-b-c-industrial-growth/

Payless Shoes to close 2,500 stores, including 248 in Canada
https://biv.com/article/2019/02/payless-shoes-close-2500-stores-including-248-canada

B.C. ending interest on new and existing student loans
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/b-c-ending-interest-on-new-and-existing-student-loans-1.4303831?fbclid=IwAR31fVXCnWBQ79tvCE3uIMHE1wAIMhNom7g2WOIn-RehCVRVmd9WjUSgsEo

LNG will help fuel the B.C. economy in 2019 and beyond
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/economic/2019/02/lng-will-help-fuel-b-c-economy-2019-beyond

 

Upcoming Events:

Morrell Nature Sanctuary Talk
Wed. Feb. 27th from 10am – 12 noon
Work BC, Brooks Landing
#255-2000 Island Hwy. North

Would you like to learn how you to make a difference and be a volunteer?
This is open to clients and non-clients!
https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/morrell-nature-sanctuary-talk/?instance_id=19

Upskills for Work Workshop Series
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at GT Hiring, 155 Skinner St.

  • TIME MANAGEMENT – Friday, March 1st


TD Auto Finance Hiring Event – Nanaimo
March 5th from 4:00-6:00 pm
250 Albert Street, Nanaimo
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobid=2357981&partnerid=25404&siteid=5602&codes=TD103a

Self Employment Program
Information Sessions

  • March 14th, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm

Call 250-668-2737 or email info@ambered.com for more information

Work BC Nanaimo Job Fair
Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:00-4:00 pm
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon St., Nanaimo

Job Ready Program
Next session starts on April 8th
For more information contact (250) 753-6911 Ext 104
www.cvims.org

Parksville Career Centre Hiring Fair
Thursday, April 11th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Parksville Community & Conference Centre
132 E. Jensen Ave., Parksville
https://www.careercentre.org/hiring-fair/

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