Nanaimo Hotsheet – January 8 2019


Here’s This Week’s Nanaimo Hotsheet:

Nanaimo Job Leads Newsletter – January 7 2019

Island Health Employer Forum – January 9 at our Downtown WorkBC Centre

Live Informational Interview – January 9 at our Downtown WorkBC Centre

Admin: The Secret Weapon – January 21-23 at our Downtown WorkBC Centre

Financial Literacy Workshop – February 1 at our Downtown WorkBC Centre

Local News:

New partnership will mean new homes and community services
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0166-002432

Tilray, Sandoz have new agreement for developing market for medical cannabis
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/tilray-sandoz-have-new-agreement-for-developing-market-for-medical-cannabis/

BC & Canada News:


BC Labour Force Statistics – Nov. 2018
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/infoline/infoline-2018/18-185-labour-force-statistics

‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/government/2018/12/stronger-alberta-ottawa-announces-1-6b-canadas-oil-gas-sector

Canada Summer Jobs Grant – Employer applications are due by January 25, 2019
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html

B.C. farm workers’ minimum wage rise to match percentage increase of other sectors
https://biv.com/article/2018/12/bc-farm-workers-minimum-wage-match-percentage-increase-provincial-levels

Big projects and labour top industry issues in 2018 for B.C.
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/associations/2019/01/big-projects-labour-top-industry-issues-2018-b-c

Canada’s top 10 construction projects of the month – November 2018
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/economic/2018/12/top-10-largest-construction-project-starts-in-canada-and-trend-graph-november-2018

Salary guide forecasts hiring increases, job market pressure for coming year
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/economic/2018/12/salary-guide-forecasts-hiring-increases-job-market-pressure-coming-year

Bright spots ahead for B.C. forest industry in 2019
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/bright-spots-ahead-for-b-c-forest-industry-in-2019/

Retailers in B.C. preparing for slower growth, higher costs in 2019
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/retailers-in-b-c-preparing-for-slower-growth-higher-costs-in-2019/

Unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/unemployment-rate-sticks-at-43-year-low-of-5-6/


Upcoming Events:

Island Health Employer Forum
Wednesday, January 9th 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC) #101 – 155 Skinner St., Nanaimo
https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/island-health-employer-forum-in-nanaimo-2/?instance_id=917

Have a Front Row Seat to a Live Informational Interview!
Join us for this unique opportunity to observe one of our staff conducting an Informational Interview with one of Nanaimo’s most prominent employers.

Wednesday, January 9th 2:45-3:30 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC) 101 – 155 Skinner St., Nanaimo
https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/live-informational-interview-in-nanaimo/?instance_id=9

Self Employment Program
Information Sessions
January 10th @ 1pm
Call 250-668-2737 or email info@ambered.com for more information

Canadian Armed Forces Information Session – Victoria
Friday January 11th 2019 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC) #201, 1483 Douglas St. Victoria
https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/canadian-forces-information-session-in-victoria/?instance_id=918

Construction Training Program
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
10 am or 2 pm
Nanaimo Youth Services Association
Contact Abby for more information at: 250-754-1989 or aliggett@nysa.bc.ca

Hiring Fair with BC Pension Corporation – Victoria
Tuesday, January 15th 2019 9:00am – 12:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC) 102 – 415 Gorge Road E., Victoria
BC Pension Corporation is hiring for multiple positions:

  • Office Manager
  • Client Service Assistants
  • Client Service Representatives
  • Office Assistants
  • Records Assistants

https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/hiring-fair-in-victoria-with-bc-pension-corporation/?instance_id=919

Admin: The Secret Weapon – Administrative Professional Industry Series
Monday January 21st to Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
#101, 155 Skinner St., Nanaimo

Ready to Connect for an Administrative Career?

This series will allow attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to make valuable professional contacts. Attendees may be eligible for related basic skills training! Meet with an Employment Services Advisor to find out your eligibility.

Don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity!

https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/admin-the-secret-weapon-in-nanaimo/?instance_id=7

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
https://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/financial-literacy-workshop-in-nanaimo/?instance_id=8

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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