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


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

Cuckoo Italian Trattoria is one of the largest restaurants in our area, with over 450 seats, including 250 on our outdoor terraces and patios.  We opened 14 years ago and have gained popularity and success throughout the years.  We are part of the World famous Goats on the Roof, Coombs Old Country Market, and attract thousands of visitors every day to our property.

How many employees do you have?

Fully staffed, we have up to 85 employees. Positions are part-time and full-time in both our kitchen and Dining Room.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Passion for the Food & Hospitality industry, a willingness to learn in this fast paced environment, and reliability.

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

Don’t miss this opportunity!

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

We are hiring now!

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

Please send your resume, with a brief cover letter, to: cuckooincoombs@oldcountrymarket.com

Please include “Attention Fausto” in the subject line of your email.



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the trades industry?

Are you between the ages of 16-29 and are currently unemployed or underemployed?

If you answered yes, Pathway to Trades (PTT) could be just what you are looking for! This is an exciting opportunity to sample various trades in the construction industry such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing and more.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience by attending classroom sessions over twelve weeks. Throughout these sessions, training will be provided in soft skills, pre-employment skills, and short term occupational skills.

We are thrilled to partner with Vancouver Island University (VIU) who will deliver the trades exploration and foundational learning portion of the program. This component also includes hands on learning projects to put your new knowledge into practice, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills. As this instruction will take place right here in Parksville, participants will not have to travel to the Nanaimo VIU campus!

Additional benefits of attending this FREE local program include small group learning, the opportunity to gain employer contacts, acquire skills in networking, and participate in hands on work experience. As well as free training and certifications, learners will receive a small weekly allowance.

Hear what past participants say about this valuable program for youth: Click here to learn more.

Take a look at B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook for 2023-2033 in case you are curious about future job prospects in trades.

Have we piqued your interest yet?

Call us at 250.248.3205 and set up an appointment to determine eligibility and learn more about this unique opportunity for youth!

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