Nanaimo Hotsheet – March 19 2019

Here’s This Week’s Hotsheet:

WorkBC Nanaimo Job Fair – April 4 at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Nanaimo Job Leads Newsletter – March 18 2019

Local News:

Local News as seen in the Vancouver Island Business Examiner – February 2019: 

  • Mazzei Electric was named Business of the Year at the 19th Annual Grant Thornton LLP Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards
  • Tourism Nanaimo has won a contract to promote Nanaimo from April 1st to the end of March 2024
  • Passenger numbers at Nanaimo Airport soared to new heights this past year, overtaking Comox Airport to become the Island’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers
  • Nanaimo councilors voted unanimously to pass the first two readings of a rezoning application for what could become the city’s first provincially licensed cannabis store at a recent meeting
  • Island Ferry Services Ltd. has made the case for moving walk-on passengers between Vancouver and Nanaimo as early as this summer
  • Planet Fitness held the Grand Opening of its new location at 108-6461 Metral Drive on Feb. 5th
  • Shoreline Orthodontics continues to expand, adding to their current locations in Nanaimo, Victoria, Courtenay and Campbell River
  • Cassidy Country Kitchen is going to offer a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, starting Mother’s Day weekend and running through mid-September
  • Steve Nash Fitness will be opening at Country Club Centre
  • Vina Lash Studio is now open for business at Nanaimo North Town Centre

The First Pure Car & Truck Carrier Arrives into the Port of Nanaimo

Nanaimo apartment construction jumps to levels not seen since the 1970s

New mill, new optimism after years of forestry decline in Port Alberni

New 172 Room Marriott Courtyard set to open in Downtown Nanaimo in December 2020

Lantzville awards contract for $800K road and pathway project

181-unit residential development pitched for Nanaimo’s university district

$75M project bringing fibre optic internet to Nanaimo, Lantzville, area First Nations

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Nanaimo city councillors approve rezoning request for luxury car dealership

BC & Canada News:

These Industries Will Face the Biggest Talent Shortages by 2030

Region, province boast best jobs data in Canada

Canada has a skills shortage – but which skills, and where? Lack of data leaves the experts unsure

Immigration pilot program helps drive economic growth

Code changes create jobs, opportunities in B.C. forest communities

South Okanagan hospitality industry faces labour shortage

Upcoming Events:

 “Jobs Canada” – Victoria Job Fair
March 20th, 2019.
TIME: 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Parkside Hotel
ADDRESS: 810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8V 5B1

Sooke Region Job Fair
Wednesday, March 20th, 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Prestige Oceanfront Resort – 6929 W Coast Rd, Sooke
Register for this free event

North Island College Career Fair
Thursday, March 21st 11-3
Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, BC

Nanaimo Seniors Village Job Fair
March 28th, 1:00-4:00 pm
6089 Uplands Drive, Nanaimo
Positions available in hospitality, recreational therapy, support services and healthcare

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

Culinary Trades Training – Information Sessions
Thursday, April 4th, 2019, 10 am & 2 pm
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, 11 am & 1 pm
Nanaimo Youth Services
For more information, contact Tom at 250-754-1989

The Vancouver Digital Entertainment Career Fair
Sat, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre East | Ballroom A, B and C
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

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

WorkBC Victoria Job Fair
Wednesday April 10 2019
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Central Baptist Church, 833 Pandora Avenue (at Blanshard)

Parksville Career Centre Hiring Fair
Thursday, April 11th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Parksville Community & Conference Centre
132 E. Jensen Ave., Parksville

VIU Hiring Fair for Casual, Clerical Staff
April 25, 2019
This event will take place in the Royal Arbutus Room, located above the main cafeteria in building 300.
Doors will open at 9am and speed interviews will take place on a first come, first served basis.
Doors will close at noon.

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