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

As a community, we have done well at being kind, being calm, and being safe.
With many safeguards in place at our local businesses, and as vaccinations roll out,
we can also be involved, be productive, and be a part of Building Back Better!

We are here to assist you with your return to work search, training and employment. Call us at 250.248.3205.

Employers Hiring – April 2020

In lieu of this month’s Employer of the Month feature, we’d like to share some suggestions for finding employers to connect with during your job search in this unprecedented time.


Essential Services

By government definition, essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning. They are the services British Columbians come to rely on in their daily lives.

Essential services fall under the following sectors:

  • Health and Health Services
    • Direct-to-Public Health Services
    • Health Service Providers
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety, First Responders and Emergency Response Personnel
  • Vulnerable Population Service Providers
  • Critical Infrastructure Service Providers
  • Food and Agriculture Service Providers
  • Retail
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Manufacturing
  • Sanitation
  • Communications, Information Sharing and Information Technology (IT)
  • Non-Health Essential Service Providers

For a fully detailed list of all essential services within those sectors, during COVID-19: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/essential-services-covid-19


Keep an eye on our Career Centre job board.

Stay up-to-date with the latest positions, as posted directly by local employers.



Research companies who have had to pivot their business or change their mandate during this time, to see if they need help.

Examples of business pivoting:

  • In-person services shifting to online services
  • Distilleries making hand sanitizer
  • Restaurants shifting to delivery model (often contactless)
  • Manufacturers shifting to production of health protective wear, such as gloves and masks, and vital health equipment, such as ventilators


Please check back next month for our regular feature.

 Stay safe and well, and please reach out to us for ongoing job search support.

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-6:30pm
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