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


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Receive assistance in acquiring skills
needed to create and maintain your
own employment

Skills Enhancement Training Services

Skills Enhancement Training Services

Access funding for training to gain skills and return to work



Job seekers receive on-the-job training while employers receive funding

Additional Services

Programs &
Skills Training



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Literacy, ESL and volunteering


Preparing Youth for Employment in the Construction Industry

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We assist youth, ages 15-30, in their job search.
Mature Workers

Mature Workers

Looking to re-enter the job force or make a career transition?


Access programs and resources available to Aboriginal persons.


Employment-related information and links for persons with disabilities.


Are you new to Canada? We can support you with your job search.
Single Parents

Single Parents

Check out programs for single parents

Community partners

  • Amber Education

    Amber Education

    The Self Employment Program can assist eligible individuals to acquire the skills they need to create and maintain full time self-employment. The initiative provides business coaching, support and financial assistance to help cover living expenses while the individual grows his or her business. ambered.com
  • City of Parksville

    City of Parksville

    The City of Parksville has a workforce of approximately 75 employees. The City hires people in a range of positions including: labourers, equipment operators, facility and grounds workers, secretaries, planning and engineering staff, and a variety of administrative positions. parksville.ca
  • Sources Oceanside are a team of professionals dedicated to helping children, youth and families in the communities they serve. Their services are offered at no cost and can be accessed through self-referral as well as by referral from government and community agencies. They have a well established Child Development Centre and provide a wide range of Mental Health and Social Services. d69fra.org
  • Immigrant Welcome Centre

    Immigrant Welcome Centre

    FOR OVER 30 YEARS the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS) has dedicated itself to the vision of ensuring that immigrants and diverse peoples flourish in this community. cvims.org
  • Island Deaf Hard of Hearing

    Island Deaf Hard of Hearing

    IDHHC is the only specialized social service agency on Vancouver Island, British Columbia providing counselling and support services to people dealing with a hearing loss. The agency provides a range of programs and services: Family and Community Program, Employment Assistance Program, Interpreting Services, Hearing Loss Resource Program, and Resource Development Program. idhhc.ca
  • Oceanside Development and Construction Association

    Oceanside Development and Construction Association

    The Oceanside Development and Construction Association is an association of central Vancouver Island developers, builders, contractors and consultants who are directly involved in the development and construction industries. odca.ca
  • Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce

    Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce

    The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 430 businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working collectively to establish and promote businesses and services for economic and social prosperity Parksville and the surrounding areas. parksvillechamber.com
  • Parksville Downtown Business Association

    Parksville Downtown Business Association

    The Parksville Downtown Business Association is a volunteer-based non-profit society dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of Parksville’s downtown core, and to supporting the more than 200 shops and services situated there. parksvilledowntown.ca
  • Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

    Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

    Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association is the destination marketing organization (also known as a convention and visitors bureau) for the Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Lighthouse Country, and Arrowsmith Coombs Country region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association is a non-profit, tourism industry-lead organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing accommodations, attractions, local business, and municipal governments. visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com
  • School District 69 Parksville/Qualicum Beach

    School District 69 Parksville/Qualicum Beach

    District 69 communities include: Bowser, Coombs, Errington, Lasqueti Island, Nanoose Bay, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and Whiskey Creek. By accessing the wealth of knowledge and resources in the community, School District 69 works with a variety of community members, organizations, and agencies to support our shared work of caring for children and their families. sd69.bc.ca
  • Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

    Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

    The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has close to 300 members and represents all sectors of business in the community. Their goal is to ensure the town of Qualicum Beach and surrounding area has a growing successful economy. As the Voice of business, the Chambers mission is achieved through the hard work and dedication of their members, Board of Directors and Staff, who work in partnership with the community. qualicum.bc.ca
  • SOS


    Society of Organized Services (SOS) is a Volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization helping people by offering services and resources not otherwise adequately provided within District 69. SOS is a British Columbia Society and a Federal charitable organization which was founded in 1968. sosd69.com
  • Regional District of Nanaimo

    Regional District of Nanaimo

    The Regional District of Nanaimo provides regional governance and services throughout Vancouver Island's beautiful central east coast. Communities within the regional federation include the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. rdn.bc.ca
  • Town of Qualicum Beach

    Town of Qualicum Beach

    Qualicum Beach is a quaint and unique coastal community that offers natural recreation, an enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle, a temperate climate and a supportive community. Qualicum Beach has a very active volunteer community. Many of the leisure services offered in Qualicum Beach take place in local communities and are run by volunteers. The resulting recreation programs are therefore specific to residents and their area. Qualicum Beach, as a whole, also benefits as the leisure services create an enhanced community spirit and pride. qualicumbeach.com
  • VIEA


    The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. VIEA provides opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic development programs to improve the region’s overall capacity for economic vitality. viea.ca


    Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS) is a dynamic, growing company that has been providing individualized employment and life skills services to clients on Vancouver Island since 1992. vivrs.ca
  • Skills Trades Employment Program

    Skills Trades Employment Program

    STEP has been supplying BC construction employers with job-ready workers for skilled trades job since 2006. stepbc.ca

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