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

Employer of the month

Workability – August 2017

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization

Our business is about passion more than profit. We started each business (The Pie Factory and 2nd Chance Thrift store) to be able to provide on-the-job work experience for individuals with mental illness and brain injury who enter our training program – Workability. But we are also serious about making profit, to support our programs and run our businesses effectively. We have already won New Business of the Year from the Parksville Chamber of Commerce and we are well followed on Facebook. Check us out at Facebook.com/workabilitypiefactory or Facebook.com/2ndchancethrift. Join us! You could be a part of growing this social enterprise to a whole new level!

How many employees do you have?

3 full-time and 15 part-time employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Someone interested in being part of a not for profit/social enterprise and start up business.

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

Tell us your story.

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

Yes two full time positions.

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

Send cover letter and resume to info@work-ability.ca

The Whole Show Restorations – July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are a Preferred Restoration company that works with insurance companies to repair people’s homes and businesses after flood, fire,  and/or wind damage.

How many employees do you have?

30+

What do you look for in a new employee?

Skill and previous experience, ability to learn new things and leadership qualities.

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

Submit your current resume and be sure to include all areas of experience on your resume. “I have interviewed people who had experience but did not put it on their resume”. Be prepared to work as we are an emergency restoration company and a typical week can be more than 40 hours. Not always, but sometimes.

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

Yes. Available positions could include a skilled labourer, carpenter helper, content and cleaning and restoration technician.

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

Email – Info@twsrestorations.com

Jake’s Roofing – June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are an established locally owned business with 21 years of servicing the mid island area. I tried to create the job I always wanted and that was to work for a company with benefits, proper training, company vehicle, adequate equipment and lots of work. We sponsor our workers for apprenticeship programs and encourage this as much as possible.

How many employees do you have?

At present we have 23 but this can increase at the height of the season.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for reliable, enthusiastic, team players who have some basic tools and transportation (drivers licence). Experience is always preferred but we are always willing to train the right candidate.

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

Phone the company, arrange a meeting and bring your resume. Be punctual for the interview; come prepared and ready to work.

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

Yes…all positions…Roofers and Labourers

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

Call the office to make an appointment, email us your resume and contact information or drop by our office with your resume (in theAM when the office opens is best).

Black & White Event Rentals – May 2017

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

We are a full service special event supplier on Vancouver Island. We take pride in our high level of customer service and going beyond every expectation a customer may have.

How many employees do you have?

We have 8 full time and 20 employees from May 1st to November 1st

What do you look for in a new employee?

An employee who can work with a team and take pride that he or she has met all his or her goals and the teams goals for the day.

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

Never stop asking the questions and never stop learning.

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

We will be hiring 6-8 new employees in our operations department to assist with all our special events both in the warehouse and on site.

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

Drop by 9 to 5 at the store, 1143 Franklin’s Gull Road, Parksville https://bwparty.com/ 

Harris Parksville – April 2017

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

The Harris auto group has been in business for over 5o years. This means you are working for a company that has staying power. We have achieved this by putting customers first. We have a low rate of turnover at Harris Oceanside GM. Employees like working here and we like taking care of them. It’s that simple.

How many employees do you have? 45

What do you look for in a new employee?

Someone who cares deeply about serving customers, comes to work with a positive attitude and knows if they work hard, the fruits of their labour will pay off.

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

Come down and talk to us! We are always looking for good people.

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

We are currently looking for an automotive detailer and a part time lot attendant.

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

Please call to make an appointment with the manager of the department you would like to pursue a career in.

RLC Park Services – March 2017

RLC Park Services operates many of the Provincial Parks on Vancouver Island as well as Horne Lake Regional Park. RLC Park Park Services will be attending the April 12th Hiring Fair and have provided us with the following interview.

 
Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
RLC Park Services is contracted by the Provincial and local Municipal Governments to operate many of the parks on Vancouver Island. As a team, our goal is to deliver the most innovative, exciting, and efficiently run park systems not only in British Columbia but in all of Canada. There are many aspects needed in running a park including maintenance, fee collection, patrol, and nature interpretation. This means that working for RLC you could find yourself on a stage with a live owl, fixing a fence on an ocean side trail, or chatting with someone from half way across the world. RLC’s employees have the opportunity to do the job that they love in some of the most beautiful settings on Vancouver Island!

How many employees do you have?
The number of employees at RLC varies greatly depending on the season. Year round, there are about 35 staff but this number grows to over 75 in the peak summer season. This means that every year there are great opportunities to join our team.

 
What do you look for in a new employee?
What we look for in an employee is really dependent on the park and the role that they are hired for. Some of our employees spend their days teaching kids about the natural world, where others work late into the night ensuring that the park visitors have a safe and fun environment to enjoy. No matter what role you apply for, what we look for in all of our employees is the love of BC Parks and a passion to provide visitors with the best experience possible.

 
What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?
Although our staff have a lot of fun, working for RLC is not always a walk in the park. But, if you are prepared to work hard, willing to learn, and not afraid to get a little dirty, there is no question that you will have a lot of fun spending a season working in one of Vancouver Island’s parks.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
Yes, we are just starting to ramp up for the upcoming summer. In the mid island we will be looking for staff to fill positions at Rathtrevor, Horne Lake, Little Qualicum Falls, Englishman River Falls, and Sproat Lake. This season, we are looking for Park Maintenance, Gatehouse and Fee Collectors, Park Patrol, and Park Naturalists!

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?
The easiest way to apply for a job at any of the parks operated by RLC Park Services is to visit our website www.rlcparks.ca/join-our-team. Here, you will find out more about our company, full job descriptions, and an application form.

Old Country Market – February 2017

Old Country Market will be hosting a hiring fair on February 18th from 10am to 4pm, in the front room of Cuckoo Trattoria.

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

We are a locally grown family run business with many varieties of diversity. We are a progressive business with a flair for unique products and merchandising styles. We have become a well-known tourist destination as well as point of interest for our local community too!

How many employees do you have?

Our number of employees can fluctuate from 75 to 250 as our busy season demands more employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for employees that are eager to learn, enthusiastic, want to grow with the business, are not afraid of hard work, able to excel in a high volume fast paced environment and have a strong desire to be successful at and away from the workplace.

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

Listen to instruction, be attentive to detail, be committed to the job, be punctual, and be able to follow direction and remember that this is a job that could potentially lead to a career.

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

As an ever growing business we are definitely looking to hire more employees. We have a very diverse business so we are looking for many positions: cooks, clerks, servers, cashiers, bakers, dishwashers, or even goat whisperers.

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

In person with a resume including references.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre – January 2017

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre, located in beautiful Parksville, British Columbia, is an all-season destination resort offering accommodations, award winning dining, a full service spa and the largest resort conference and meeting facilities north of Victoria.

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

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre has been around over 60 years and continues to grow and change. As an employer we have a huge range of positions and roles available (over 70 different jobs). The biggest factor that makes us stand out is our amazing team… There is a culture of caring and support and most team members feel as though Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is like a family.

How many employees do you have?

We have 290 Team members.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Smiles, positive ATTITUDE! Job skills for specific roles, reliability, flexibility, passion, good grooming, a willingness to assist others.

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

To watch for job openings on our website and The Career Centre and apply for roles that match your lifestyle. Remember we work weekends, holidays and evenings. Research our requirements before applying and come prepared to an interview.

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

Yes! Cooks, Room Attendants, Estheticians, Front Desk Agents, Spa Co-ordinators, Restaurant & Banquet Servers.

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

Respond by e-mail, with cover letter and resume AND to clearly indicate which job(s) they are interested in at human.resources@tigh-na-mara.com

Arrowsmith Lodge & Cokely Manor – December 2016

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Who we are

Arrowsmith Health Care Society is a not-for-profit organization that offers complex care services, assisted living suites, day programming for adults in the community, and respite services for those who live at home.  The original Arrowsmith Lodge was inspired by the community in 1968 when the need was present for a ‘personal care unit’ for seniors in the Parksville area.  Over the years we have assisted hundreds, if not thousands, of Oceanside residents with their care needs and have been fortunate enough to get to know some amazing people along the way.

Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor are operated by the community, for the community.  We reach out to other like-minded organizations in an effort to provide the best services to our elders in Oceanside.  Our mission is “To provide optimum quality care in a home-like setting while fostering links in the community”.  Our values include: putting people first, empowering others, balancing living with safety, innovation, and mutual support.

All of our rooms at Arrowsmith Lodge are subsidized by Island Health and our suites at Cokely Manor are subsidized by both Island Health and BC Housing.

How many employees do we have?

We employ approximately 180 people.  That includes full-time, part-time and casual on call.

What do we look for in a new employee?

We look for people who are good critical thinkers, able to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and have a passion for helping others.  Every person is equally important here, every department has to work with each other as a team in order to make everything run smoothly.

What advice would we give someone who wants to work for our organization?

Be organized.  Bring a cover letter, resume, pertinent documents/certificates and personally drop them off to the appropriate manager at the Lodge.  Be professional in your appearance and presentation.

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

Yes, we hire throughout the year.  All new employees tend to start as a casual employee.  There are numerous positions: housekeeping, laundry, dietary aide, cooks, care aides, registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and activity aides.

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

Drop off a resume and cover letter at 266B Moilliet Street.  It is always best if you can deliver it to the proper Manager, if they are available.  Tom Patterson – care and nursing.  Stewart McTavish – Housekeeping and Dietary.  Karen Fredlund – Activities.

Catalyst Paper – November 2016

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

At Catalyst Paper, we manufacture diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp for retailers, publishers and commercial printers. Our operating philosophy is all about personal accountability – each of us being fully accountable for our own behaviours, actions and holding ourselves to a higher standard in both what we do and how we do it. Our operating philosophy stands firm on five key components: safety and environmental stewardship, financial performance, leadership, operational excellence, sales and customer service.

How many employees do you have?

Catalyst employs 2574 employees in Canada and the US, and we are growing!

What do you look for in a new employee?

We prefer to employ members of the local communities in which we operate. The paper industry is challenging, demanding, competitive and rewarding. If you thrive on solving technical challenges, value growth and opportunity, and appreciate living in some of North America’s most spectacular places, Catalyst may be the place for you.

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

Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience to offer, there’s opportunity at Catalyst for innovative thinkers and seasoned experts. If you thrive on solving complex problems and/or have exemplary accomplishments in your field, let us know about it in a cover letter to set yourself apart from other candidates.

We encourage you to visit our Career Centre regularly for new opportunities and to keep your resume as well as contact information up to date. We look forward to working with you to match your talents with a great opportunity.

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

Yes, we anticipate opportunities for entry level labourers, Millwrights and Electricians.

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

Applicants must apply online by visiting our careers page http://www.catalystpaper.com/careers. Here you will find current job postings for our Canadian and US operations located in Richmond, Crofton, Port Alberni, Powell River, Surrey, Biron, Rumford and Dayton. We are also great advocates of LinkedIn, so candidates can access our current openings through our LinkedIn Careers webpage.

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