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


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Everything you need to build your career in Oceanside is waiting for you at the Career Centre.

We can assist you in searching for work, exploring career options and provide you with up-to-date labour market information. We also support local employers through the many resources and programs we have to offer. Our Resource Room is FREE and available to all residents of the Parksville/Qualicum area who are seeking employment. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and open until 6:00pm on Wednesdays. We are located at #110-198 East Island Highway in Parksville, right across from the Community Park.

When you visit us, you can expect friendly and personalized services to support your employment-related goals. Whether you meet one-to-one with an employment consultant, participate in a job-search, skills-development, career-decision-making workshop or use self-serve resources, we have something just for you! As a job seeker, you will have access to computers, printers, faxing, photocopying, job-search-related Internet access, and telephone messaging services. Our team want you to be successful in your job search!

At the Career Centre we also offer keyboarding practice and assessments (Typing Master Pro) for a small fee.

If you are unemployed or are precariously employed and would like to meet with an employment consultant to learn more about the programs and services available to you, please call to make an appointment or drop by our office.  If transportation is an issue, online advising can be made available by contacting us through advising@careercentre.org.

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 acknowledge the traditional and unceded territories of the
Coast Salish People and are grateful to the Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) and Qualicum First Nations
on whose shared territories we are able to live, work and play.

Our Mission Statement:

Through the expertise of our staff, we deliver employment related services for the benefit of job seekers and employers. As an established non-profit charitable organization, CVIJOBS is committed to social and economic development in the communities it serves.

In accordance with the Charity Act, the purposes of CVIJOBS are to:
  1. Establish, maintain and operate an employment services centre for unemployed and under employed job seekers in our communities. These services can include:a. Career decision making
    b. Skill development
    c. Preparation for job search
    d. Employment maintenance and supports
  2. Create and maintain relationships with employers and community partners to better link job seekers and services with their needs.
  3. Research, compile, maintain and share labour market information with job seekers, employers and community partners.
  4. Identify services gaps/opportunities in our communities and to develop and/or partner in the delivery of employment, training and educational programs.

The Career Centre is a multi-service, non-profit agency working to assist residents in the Parksville / Qualicum Beach area with their job search and career development needs.

Our Core Organizational Values:

1. Teamwork
We are a team – working collaboratively, recognizing strengths and embracing diversity to accomplish organizational goals.
We demonstrate this by:
Supporting each other by sharing our skills, knowledge, empathy and passions;
Embracing an open door policy to be available to clients and each other;
Organizing and engaging in committees and team activities.

2. Professionalism
Our work is entrenched in Openness, Respect, Trust, and Accountability.
We demonstrate this by:
Developing staff expertise to ensure every individual is receiving quality service;
Embracing ethical practices and ensuring confidentiality;
Creating policies and procedures that support our work and our team;
Communicating respectfully, demonstrating empathy and embracing diversity;
Sharing best practises, challenges and opportunities related to service delivery with colleagues and decision-makers.

3. Continuous Learning/Coaching/Mentorship
We are supported to embrace learning opportunities to create positive change. We teach and learn from each other whenever possible.
We demonstrate this by:
Encouraging staff to participate in professional development opportunities;
Developing in-house subject matter experts (SME) who can support staff training and mentorship;
Embracing learning opportunities at regularly scheduled case management meetings through internal/external presentations, and the development of best practices;
Learning from colleagues in the field to ensure client-focused, quality service.

4. Engagement
We are encouraged and inspired to apply our skills, knowledge and grow our abilities inside and outside the workplace; while recognizing the importance of work-life balance.
We demonstrate this by:
Establishing a professional development policy and procedures and an annual budget to support these;
Establishing and reviewing an annual group benefits plan and incentives plan for employees that includes ample paid vacation time and sick/wellness days, flexible schedules where possible, health and wellness funds, and RRSP contributions;
Holding team events and providing opportunities to include our families;
Setting goals and actions for ourselves and following-up on progress through regular check-ins and annual evaluations;
Recognizing team members’ skills and achievements and client successes;
Recruiting those with values that align with our core values;
Participating in meaningful community initiatives and events.

Career Centre

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

Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
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