Jobs and Careers

The Nanaimo Career and Post Secondary Event offers job seekers and employers and opportunity to connect.

Get a jump start on a rewarding new career!

Live Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Events return to Nanaimo August 25

  • Aug 1, 2022

 

FILE - This May 18, 2021, photo shows a woman typing on a laptop on a train in New Jersey. A movement is growing to shorten the workweek, but trade-offs and barriers should be considered. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Are 4-day workweeks, flexible hours the future of full-time employment?

A four-day workweek sounds appealing to workers. Possibly alarming to employers. A…

 

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough rises during question period, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Ottawa. The federal government has announced nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 new apprenticeship positions across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa announces $247 million to create 25,000 apprenticeship positions across Canada

Government expects about 700,000 skilled trades workers to retire in Canada by 2028

 

Ravi Kahlon, B.C. minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation on March 15, during a round of meetings about the provincial Stronger BC Economic Plan. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. outlines recovery plan for northern communities

Better access to internet and skills training among promises to northern communities

Ravi Kahlon, B.C. minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation on March 15, during a round of meetings about the provincial Stronger BC Economic Plan. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Basil Onyia used the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) to improve his resume after moving to Vancouver Island from Missouri, USA.

Helping immigrants recertify to continue their careers in Canada

Vancouver Island organization supports new Canadians with education, resources, advice

  • Jan 10, 2022
Basil Onyia used the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) to improve his resume after moving to Vancouver Island from Missouri, USA.
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.

B.C. businesses can get up to $10,000 per employee by providing jobs for underrepresented people

B.C. companies that are hiring for a tech position can get up…

  • Oct 18, 2021
The Innovator Skills Initiative provides B.C. companies with grants of up to $10,000 to hire people for technology and technology-enabled jobs.
A diner at Bartaco uses their app to order an item off the menu, at the restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant is using an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get the food to the tables. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Ideally, automation can redeploy workers into better and more interesting work

A diner at Bartaco uses their app to order an item off the menu, at the restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant is using an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get the food to the tables. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
If you or someone you know is a newcomer with professional training, the free Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program from the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society can help you return to your career.

Program helps skilled newcomers recertify in Canada

Get help with complicated Canadian certification, then get back to your career!

  • Mar 1, 2021
If you or someone you know is a newcomer with professional training, the free Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program from the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society can help you return to your career.
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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

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Career Centre connects locals with meaningful full-time work

Career Centre connects locals with meaningful full-time work

This Parksville resident reached new heights with hard work and a little career guidance

  • Jan 27, 2020
Career Centre connects locals with meaningful full-time work