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

PLEASE NOTE: Effective August 25, 2021 masks are mandatory when accessing our services!

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

Small business week



Every year the Career Centre acknowledges Small Business Week by providing interesting speakers and workshops on relevant topics for our employers.
We have an excellent line-up of presenters and sessions we know you are going to enjoy!

FREE Online Lunch and Learn Sessions

Grab your lunch and join us online from 12-1pm during Small Business Week in 2020!

Qualified presenters are ready to help you with HR essentials and your digital presence.

These one-hour sessions are ideal for business owners and those who handle human resources/operational issues.


PREFER TO ATTEND IN PERSON? Limited space is available at the Career Centre, so make sure to REGISTER SOON! 250.248.3205 or email info@careercentre.org


Mental Health in the Workplace

Tuesday, October 20 12-1pm

Heightened uncertainty, ongoing change and challenging times can take its toll on you and your staff. Knowing how to recognize a change in behavior that may be related to mental health, knowing how to talk about it and get supports, can keep you in the game. Learn more about improving mental health education in your workplace. It is a gift for you and your employees!

Tara Sudbury, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Stephanie Peter, MA, RCC. SEP, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Parksville

Top 5 HR Essentials

Wednesday, October 21 12-1pm

Does it feel like the deck is stacked against you when trying to hire or manage your staff and run your business? It is not easy to to know or keep track of all the compliance rules. These top 5 HR Essentials will help you manage with much less stress! Learn more about how CFIB can help you with almost all of your day to day headaches.

Cesar Gomez, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses

HR Strategies for Uncertain Times

Thursday, October 22 12-1pm

Without question, these are uncertain times. COVID-19 has changed everything we know about how to manage employees – navigating these new complexities can be overwhelming! Not sure how to manage the new requirements of the workplace such as working from home, COVID-related leaves, and the general COVID fatigue we are all feeling? Explore all your options for building a positive work culture, both in person and virtually, and for managing employees through the challenges of a pandemic.

Denise Lloyd, CEO, Engaged HR

Getting Digital in 2020 – Surviving and Thriving in Rough Waters

Friday, October 23 12-1pm

The question is not – can my business afford to “get digital”? Rather, the question has become – can my business afford not to? We get it! Technology can be scary, navigating the digital space can be terrifying, and digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight. “Getting Digital” may be one of the only ways for businesses to survive during these times. Join Innovation Island as they discuss the pros and cons of “getting digital”, identify the steps in a businesses’ “digital transformation” plan and provide resources to help you in your digital journey.

Graham Truax, Executive Director and EiR, Innovation Island
Jennifer Hufnagel, General Manager, Innovation Island

REGISTER: 250.248.3205 or email info@careercentre.org

These sessions are being offered by the Career Centre in partnership with the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

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