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


Check out our Employer of the Month and Tip of the Month for April 2024!

Employer of the month


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

We’re proud to be Vancouver Island’s premier security provider, for over 40 years. As a family owned and operated business we understand the Island communities we serve and are committed to our people, clients, and communities. We invest in providing our team with the training and management expertise to succeed, and in turn support our clients with service excellence. We are invested in all Vancouver Island communities beyond just our business – we share a common vision to preserve Vancouver Island’s reputation as an incredible place to live. We want to ensure a safe and friendly environment to raise our families. We are committed to continual training and development of our team members in order to provide unparalleled professionalism and uncompromising client care. Additionally, Footprints is committed to being a socially and environmentally responsible employer: actively investing in diversity and inclusivity training and hiring programs, developing strong relationships with local Indigenous groups, and carefully managing resources and waste to reduce our carbon footprint.

How many employees do you have?

We currently employ approximately 400 plus employees, many of which have been with us for many years.

What do you look for in a new employee?

  • Professionalism and a strong work ethic
  • A strong desire to provide excellent customer service
  • Being able to work in a team environment as well as independent
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills, being able to analyze situations and resolve them professionally
  • Excellent communication and observation skills
  • Some computer and smartphone skills would be advantageous

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

If you are looking for a career in a customer focused organization that wants to always put the safety and security of their clients first, then this is the right organization for you to join. Footprints offers the opportunity for unlicensed employees to become licensed and work with all employees to achieve their goals.

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

Footprints anticipates offering various opportunities and positions including Administration, Guest Services, and Security Professionals within all the regions of Vancouver Island and Powell River on an on-going basis within the next six months as we continue to grow.

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

If someone is interested in applying for a position with us, the best and most efficient way to do that would be to visit https://www.footprintssecurity.com/careers or https://ca.indeed.com.



Featuring all 2024 Hiring Fair Participants 

2024 Hiring Fair

Each month, the Career Centre features one local employer as the Employer of the Month.  To assist you in preparing for the 2024 Hiring Fair on March 8th, we are including all Hiring Fair employer participants in one convenient list.  Click on the employer name to be directed to their website or the Career Section of their website.

19 Wing Comox RCAF Reserves

BCEHS – BC Ambulance

BC Infrustructure Benefits

BGC Central Vancouver Island

Bayshore Home Health

Beach Acres Resort

The Beach Club Resort

Berwick Retirement Communities

Black & White Event Rentals

Blooming Lovely Custom Landscaping

Bonaventure Support Services

Boston Pizza

CVIMS – Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

Career Centre

City of Parksville

Comfort Keepers

Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria

DFO – Department of Fisheries and Oceans

DKI Pro Pacific Restoration

Deez Bar & Grill

Express Custom Trailer Mfg. Inc.

Footprints Security

Inclusion Parksville Society

Island Health

Island Surf Company

K. & S. Railings Ltd.


Ministry of Children and Family Development

Morningstar Golf Club

Nanoose Bay Cafe

NPower Canada

Nurse Next Door – Qualicum

Old Country Market

Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce

Parksville Downtown Business Association

Pathfinder Camp Resorts (Parksville) Inc.

Qualicum Beach Cafe


RCMP 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Recruiting

RLC Park Services

Society of Organized Services

Sprott Shaw College – Nanaimo

Stanford Seniors Village

Thrive Landscapes Ltd

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre

Waypoint Insurance

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services


Island Health with 3 mountains and wave

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

Island Health provides a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 885,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package (depending on position) including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 30,000 employees, 13,000 volunteers, and more than 3,000 doctors, nurse practitioners, midwives, and dentists support our patients across the Island.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are always searching for people who are passionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.

The ideal candidate would be motivated and goal-oriented, with an eagerness to learn. They would adapt well to change, challenge any obstacles with a positive attitude, and can think outside the box. They would work well individually and in a team environment.

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

Explore your options!

We have a wide variety of work environments from remote, rural hospitals to busy urban centers, and everything in between!

Consider your lifestyle.

Would you prefer working in a remote community on northern Vancouver Island where you have access to incredible outdoor recreational opportunities and cultural experiences or would you prefer to live in an urban setting with easy access to a variety of restaurants, festivals and shopping?















Search our career opportunities.

Visit our VI-Hire website and search all current job postings. We are always hiring talented people – and may have an opportunity for you!

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

We are always hiring talented people! Some of the positions we are currently hiring for include:

  • Registered Nurses / Specialty Nurses
  • Laboratory Technologists and Laboratory Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Community Health Workers
  • Cooks
  • Food Service Workers and Food Service Supervisors
  • Environmental Service Workers
  • Patient Porters and Interfacility Porters
  • Drivers
  • Ambassadors

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

Island Health recruiters will be present at the Career Centre Hiring Fair on March 8 in Parksville and the WorkBC Hiring Fair March 9 in Sooke. Come on by to chat with a recruiter about available opportunities!


Visit the How To Apply page on our website. This is a great resource on how to navigate the Island Health Career Centre and our job application tracking system (VI-Hire). You can search current opportunities, create a profile and set up job alerts for new job postings.

Search current Island Health careers.



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

The BC RCMP 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Centre Courtenay is a closely connected team of supportive individuals who are passionate about their career and who have a common purpose to help and protect others. We are proud to be part of a caring culture where our co-workers become our second family and our strong teamwork builds a positive work environment.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 60

What do you look for in a new employee?

We are looking for someone with a strong desire to make a difference in the community and the opportunity to help people in need excites and motivates you. You possess a high level of accountability and commitment, and your ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure is reflective of your capacity to be a quick thinker. You are known for your great communication skills and can quickly summarize what you hear. You thrive in a fast pace environment. You are able to demonstrate self-control and composure during high pressure moments.

You have a thirst to learn and seek out opportunities to learn in an interactive environment. You are proficient in using a computer and you have accurate and fast typing skill (minimum of 40WPM with 95% accuracy).

Must Have skills

  • Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
  • Resided (been physically present) in Canada for the last 5 years. (Applicants may be considered if they have 4 years of residency.)
  • You have a Canadian high school diploma or or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma.
  • You are proficient in English

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

Visit our website www.bcrcmp911.ca and register to attend one of our Career Presentations to learn about the position and the hiring process.  It is also good to know what your typing speed is and practice before hand if below 40WPM as one of the first steps includes the typing test.

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

Yes, we are hiring for 9-1-1 Police Dispatchers. Dispatchers answer emergency and non-emergency calls from the public and we dispatch our police officers to the scene.

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

Step 1: Attend a Career Presentation where you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our Recruiters about the exciting and rewarding career of a 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher.

Step 2: Submit an Application Package. If your work experience and qualifications meet the requirements for the 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher position, you will be invited to participate in the next stage of the Application Process. The timeframe to receive a notification is approximately 2-4 weeks.


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