Nanaimo Hotsheet – January 23 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!

 

Featured Jobs, January 23:

Heavy Equipment Operator – Schnitzer Steel Industries

Rural/Suburban Mail Carrier – Canada Post

Receptionist – Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Valet – Gain Group

Sales Associate – Sally Beauty Canada

Bilingual Customer Service Officer – TD Canada

Showroom Sales Consultant – Wolseley

Data Processor – LogCom Systems

Driver Examiner – ICBC

Parking Lot Litter Pickup – Island Janitorial

Labourer – Stones Boatyard

Sales Associate – Sherwin-Williams

Food & Beverage Server – Splitsville Entertainment

Labourer – Complete Concrete

Community Mental Health Worker – Osanis Counselling & Consulting

 

Download “Leads Of The Week” for January 22 here.

 

Here’s our Nanaimo Events Calendar!

 

Local News:

Ladysmith marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal – Part of the deal also involves Aphria’s approval to immediately commence a $20-million Phase IV expansion at Broken Coast’s facility, adding another 4,500 kgs per year in production. Construction is anticipated to be complete by late summer of 2018 with product coming to market early in the new year.
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/ladysmith-marijuana-producer-bought-by-aphria-in-230m-deal/

Students and industry to benefit from more tech programming in Victoria
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018AEST0013-000052

Finalists announced for Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/finalists-announced-for-vancouver-island-business-excellence-awards/

Conference Board of Canada returns to Nanaimo for the third year
http://mibi.ca/2018/01/16/conference-board-canada-returns-nanaimo-third-year/

Major changes planned for Nanaimo’s Boat Basin Marina
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/564867/major-changes-planned-nanaimos-boat-basin-marina

Island-filmed TV series gets third season – Crews returning to Parksville Qualicum Beach to film Chesapeake Shores in the spring
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/island-filmed-tv-series-gets-third-season-2/

Substantial draft plan for downtown Nanaimo waterfront endorsed by Council
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/564624/substantial-draft-plan-downtown-nanaimo-waterfront-endorsed-council

Affordable seniors housing approved in Nanaimo despite parking concerns
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/565373/affordable-seniors-housing-approved-nanaimo-despite-parking-concerns

Showers for Nanaimo’s homeless open on trial basis
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/565242/showers-nanaimos-homeless-open-trial-basis

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletin – November 2017
http://www.chemistryconsulting.ca/taxonomy/term/6

 

BC & Canada News:

ITA Trades Talk Newsletter – VOLUME 5 | ISSUE 1 | WINTER 2018
http://www.itabc.ca/sites/default/files/newsletter/ITA_newsletter_winter2018_05.pdf

Study suggests employers share the blame for Canada’s widespread labour shortages
https://www.biv.com/article/2018/1/employees-irked-over-stalled-wage-hikes-ready-be-l/?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=20add93e98-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-20add93e98-211143429

Yellow Pages Ltd. cuts another 500 jobs as it struggles to survive
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/565147/yellow-pages-ltd-cutting-18-cent-employees-roughly-500-jobs

‘Mega trends’ set to alter economy, society, security
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/mega-trends-set-to-alter-economy-society-security/

Top Millennial Hot Spots in 2018 – 85 Canadian Cities Ranked
https://www.point2homes.com/news/canada-real-estate/millennial-cities-ranked.html

Are you an employer looking to hire a summer student? Find out more about Canada Summer Jobs
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html?platform=hootsuite

 

Upcoming Events:

Rock My Business Plan Series Nanaimo | January 2018

  • a FREE 3-week workshop series presented in partnership with the Government of British Columbia, that will help you create a killer business plan in record time!

Nanaimo Session Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 18 – 5:00 – 8:00PM at Location TBC
  • Thursday, January 25 – 5:00 – 6:30PM online (webinar)
  • Thursday, February 1 – 5:00 – 8:00PM at Location TBC

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rock-my-business-plan-series-nanaimo-jan-18-jan-25-feb-1-tickets-36522388447?aff=affiliate1

Home Depot – Overnights Hiring Event

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Home Depot Nanaimo 6555 Metral Street, Nanaimo, BC
http://careershomedepot.ca/eventDetails.php?id=13&jt=NANAIMO-OVERNIGHTS-HIRING-EVENT&jl=Nanaimo-BC

Navigating the Marine Industry Workshop

Monday, January 29th to Wednesday, January 31st 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC) 101, 155 Skinner Street

Building Service Worker Program
Vancouver Island University
Program Dates: January 30—February 27, 2018 – Nanaimo
Contact a VIU Client Coordinator at (250)740-6579 or (250)740-6163
Email: client.coordinator@viu.ca Fax: (250)740-6452
For more info, visit our website: https://www2.viu.ca/pdt/courses/ess.asp

Compass Canada Job Fair in Victoria
Fri, 2 February 2018 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST
GT Hiring Solutions WorkBC Centre 415 Gorge Rd. East #102 Victoria, BC V8T 2W1
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/compass-canada-job-fair-in-victoria-tickets-42011048176

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

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

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

2017 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

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

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