#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154

Employer of the month

Canadian Coast Guard – April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

The Canadian Coast Guard is a nationally recognized and world-leading symbol of maritime service and safety. Our iconic red and white ships, hovercrafts and helicopters represent the federal government’s presence along 250,000 kilometers of coastline touching three oceans and the Great Lakes, the longest of any country in the world.

The Canadian Coast Guard is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians. As a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, we ensure the safety of all mariners on our waters, protect our marine environment and support economic growth through safe and efficient movement of maritime trade in and out of Canada’s waters.

How many employees do you have?

Canadian Coast Guard currently employs approximately 1250 people in Western Region and 4700 across Canada.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Whether you are willing to learn the maritime way of life, or are already in love with life on the water, we are looking for people who have a passion to help others and who bring innovative ideas, creativity, energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute and influence our path to a brighter future.  Like other organizations, we also require employees to manage our finances, human resources, marine technology infrastructure, and capital projects – among other corporate management responsibilities.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Explore our website at www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca where you’ll find lots of information and videos on various career opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard. Come see us at career fairs in your area or contact us with your questions. Remember to view www.jobs.gc.ca frequently for new job posters.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes, we anticipate hiring in the next 6 months for various positions including seagoing such as deckhands, cooks and stewards, lightkeepers, shore based trades and administrative positions.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Interested candidates should apply online at www.jobs.gc.ca

BC Ferries – March 2019

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

BC Ferries offers an amazing variety of career paths for those just joining the workforce, as well as experienced marine professionals. If you have always envisioned yourself working onboard one our vessels, opportunities in our Catering, Deck and Engineering departments may be of interest. If a shore-based role is more your style, Terminal or Administrative positions are available in many of our locations.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 5,100 people proudly serve the coastal communities of British Columbia.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Two key pillars are a commitment to safety and a strong interest in providing exceptional customer service. Other qualities we look for are a strong work ethic and the flexibility to work in various departments and/or locations.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Look at our website and be aware of the qualifications required for certain positions. If there is training required get the training. Be curious, investigative and ask questions.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes we are currently hiring for seasonal positions on the vessels and in the terminals.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

All applications have to be received online through our career website  https://www.bcferries.com/about/employment/

Career Centre – February 2019

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

The Career Centre is a project of the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society (CVIJOBS), a non-profit Society that provides work and career related services to residents of the Parksville/Qualicum area. We have been in the community since 1976 and offer a desirable working environment in a warm, friendly, modern work place with excellent remuneration and benefits. You will have the opportunity to work with other fabulous team members who appreciate an environment that collaborates, creates positive experiences and encourages clients and colleagues to learn, grow and succeed!

How many employees do you have?

We have 18 (full time and part time) employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for a positive, motivated individual with a passion for supporting job seekers reach their employment goals. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Computer skills are required in all our roles. Depending on the position, we also require a candidate with a background and education in social services.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Check out our website, come into the Career Centre Resource Room and get to know our services and culture. Research the education and credentials required to enter the field of career development.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes! We currently have postings for a Client Services Assistant and a temporary Youth Employment Specialist.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Please apply as per the job posting instructions.

Berwick Retirement Communities – January 2019

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Since 1989 Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering the highest quality in retirement living. We have seven residences across BC: Victoria (2), Nanaimo, Comox, Kamloops, Campbell River, and Qualicum Beach (opening in late spring 2019). We are proud to be an award winning group that is Island owned and managed. Local ownership makes it easy to provide personalized service. We have cultivated a culture of better listeners, and residents know their opinions count because we have a proven track record of making positive change based upon community input. At Berwick, each and every member of our team is personally invested in the community because we truly care about creating a culture of compassion, comfort and caring.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 450 staff across our six communities.

What do you look for in a new employee?

A strong skill set and the qualifications necessary for the position, high emotional intelligence, integrity of character, and a focus on hospitality

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes. Our new Community in Qualicum Beach will be opening in late Spring. We will be hiring RCA’s, Recreation Assistants, Reception and Administrative Team Members, Maintenance Assistants, Chefs, Cooks, Dishwashers, Housekeepers, and Dining Room Servers.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Through the Berwick Website Careers Section https://www.berwickretirement.com/about/careers/ or on Indeed www.indeed.ca

Career Centre

#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

Hours
Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm