Nanaimo Hotsheet – January 29 2019

Here’s This Week’s Hotsheet:

Nanaimo Leads Of The Week Newsletter – Jan 28 2019

Financial Literacy Workshop – Feb 1 2019 at our Downtown ESC

Local News:

What’s Building in my Neighbourhood? Your online source for checking out development in your area.

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 % on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island career fair will help serve a job-seekers’ market – Black Press Media Extreme Education and Career Fair slated for Feb. 7 in Comox Valley

Vancouver Island to get its first publicly funded dementia village

Anandia Laboratories Building Cannabis Innovation Centre In Comox

Lowe’s Canada is recruiting to fill more than 6350 positon in stores this spring

BC & Canada News:

Skills shortage challenge: B.C.’s skilled labour pains about to become acute

Entry-level training standard coming for Canadian truckers

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions – For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

British Columbia Labour Market Outlook 2018 Edition

Skills shortage challenge: More than pay bumps needed to address tech talent gaps, say experts

Site C workforce drops to 3,463 in November

$20K pay gap between women, men in Canadian tech jobs

This new networking app is like Tinder but for finding your dream job

Upcoming Events:

Job Ready
Next Session Starts January 28th, 2019
To see if you qualify, contact: Manoela Curado at 250-6911 ext. 104 or

Financial Literacy Workshop
with Sands & Associates,  Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Friday, February 1st
10 am – 12 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
#101 – 155 Skinner St., Nanaimo

Home Depot Nanaimo Spring Job Fair
February 6, 2019
4:00-8:00 pm
Nanaimo Home Depot
6555 Metral, Nanaimo, BC

Hiring for:

  • Cashiers
  • Lot Associates
  • Sales Associates
  • Garden Centre Associates
  • Order Pickers
  • Overnight Freight Associates

Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Canadian Forces Base Comox
Station Main, Lazo Road, Comox, British Columbia

Self Employment Program
Information Sessions
February 7th, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
February 21st, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
March 14th, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
Call 250-668-2737 or email for more information

Fundamentals of Forestry – Harvesting Practices Program Free Information Sessions
Date: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Haida Way Motor Inn, 1917 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC

Cultivating Abilities Employment Skills & Work Experience
Program Length (16wks): February 11th to May 31st 2019
Participants are paid $12.65/hour while training and on the job.
Work placements with a host employer are 10 weeks
For more information and to apply contact: Nanaimo Foodshare Society: 271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC
(250) 753-9393

John Howard Society Employer Information Session and Flash Interviews
Friday, February 15th, 2019 for the Employment information session, 9:30 am to 10:30 am with flash interviews to follow. Bring your resume!

  • Hiring to fill positions at the new Supportive Housing complex: Supportive Housing Workers, Cooks, Community Support Worker and a Maintenance Worker.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Please call: 250-334-3119 to book your seat.

The Job Shop / Work BC is at 103 – 555 4th Street, Courtenay, BC.

2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs
Indigenous Forestry Careers
Wednesday, February 20th
10am – 3 pm
Coast Bastion Hotel

Lowe’s Canada National Hiring Day
Saturday, February 23rd in Lowe’s stores across the country

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

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