Nanaimo Hotsheet – February 6 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:

Nanaimo city council approves north-end rental building
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-city-council-approves-north-end-rental-building/

New modular-housing project aims to provide shelter for Nanaimo’s homeless
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/modular-housing-nanaimo-1.4504775

Rainstorm fallout has Nanaimo restoration companies hopping
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/rainstorm-fallout-has-nanaimo-restoration-companies-hopping/

Nanaimo advocacy society focused on raising profile of work with ‘most vulnerable’
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/566548/nanaimo-advocacy-society-focused-raising-profile-work-most-vulnerable

Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/colwood-to-victoria-ferry-could-be-in-the-works/

Work could start this spring on oil-spill-response dock in Nanaimo
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/local-news/work-could-start-this-spring-on-oil-spill-response-dock-in-nanaimo/

2018 Vancouver Island Business Awards honour industry-leading companies
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/2018-vancouver-island-business-awards-honour-industry-leading-companies/

New Vancouver Island routes will be added to Air Canada’s schedule this year
http://www.businessexaminer.ca/vancouver-island-articles/item/air-canada-announced-new-island-links-for-2018

CBC holding Dragons’ Den casting call in Nanaimo this month
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/cbc-holding-dragons-den-casting-call-in-nanaimo-this-month/

Nanaimo gets community action team, funding to tackle overdose crisis
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-gets-community-action-team-funding-to-tackle-overdose-crisis/

Victoria Is a City of Entrepreneurs
http://www.douglasmagazine.com/victoria-bc-is-a-city-of-entrepreneurs-startups-technology-innovation/

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins (December 2017 and 2017 Year in Review) – Chemistry Consulting
http://www.chemistryconsulting.ca/taxonomy/term/6


BC & Canada News:

More major mines tapping Indigenous labour force
https://biv.com/article/2018/01/more-major-mines-tapping-indigenous-labour-force?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=9bf4bf70f9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-9bf4bf70f9-211143429

Shaw offers buyout packages to 6,500 employees as it looks to cut workforce
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/shaw-buyout-program-announced-6500-employees-1.4510586

Federal analysis outlines how extra EI benefit program topped $1.92 billion
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/566842/federal-analysis-outlines-how-extra-ei-benefit-program-topped-192-billion

Significant construction labour shortage expected in next three years: BuildForce Canada
https://biv.com/article/2018/02/significant-construction-labour-shortage-expected-next-three-years-buildforce?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=9d377fe511-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-9d377fe511-211143429

What employers need to know about 18-month maternity leaves
https://biv.com/article/2018/01/what-employers-need-know-about-18-month-maternity-leaves


Upcoming Events:

Rocky Mountaineer Career Fair
Date: Feb. 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver
https://www.go2hr.ca/events/rocky-mountaineer-career-fair-1

Virtual Career Fair to Bridge the Gap Between Job Seekers and Mining Employers
February 6 and 7, 2018

  • The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) invites mining sector employers and job seekers to participate in an innovative virtual career fair entitled A Career in Mining is More Than You Think.

https://www.mihr.ca/news/2018/virtual-career-fair-to-bridge-the-gap-between-job-seekers-and-mining-employers?platform=hootsuite

Home Depot – All Posts Hiring Event
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Home Depot, 6555 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC
http://careershomedepot.ca/eventDetails.php?id=13&jt=NANAIMO-OVERNIGHTS-HIRING-EVENT&jl=Nanaimo-BC

Work BC Find Your Fit Tour – Nanaimo
The WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive event where students have an opportunity to try their hand at skills they’ll need for different careers.
Location: John Barsby Secondary School
550 Seventh St., Nanaimo
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Cost: There is no cost to attend
https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour/Upcoming-Events/John-Barsby-Community-School.aspx

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 from 12–6 p.m.
Location: 19 Wing Air Force Base, Comox
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-press-extreme-education-career-fair-registration-39699291650

Employer Information Session in Victoria with BC Assessment & BC Pension Corp
WHEN: February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: GT Hiring Solutions Downtown Victoria WorkBC Centre
1483 Douglas St #201, Victoria, BC
http://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/employer-information-session-in-victoria-with-bc-assessment-bc-pension-corp/

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.
Time unknown
These will be mostly contracts that will start around March/April and run until the end of August.

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/

BC Public Service Employer Forum
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1:30-3:00 pm
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/

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

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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