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

Employer of the month

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.

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