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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - August 2018

Sustainable growth and development in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach Region require that residents can obtain and maintain fulfilling, family-sustaining work, and that employers can recruit and retain workers who contribute to productivity, profitability and long-term viability.

In early 2018, The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) and its partner, the Career Centre, identified two interrelated needs in the region:

• A lack of current and local labour market intelligence.

• No clear strategy to assist the region in ensuring a healthy, balanced labour market.

To address these issues, early in 2018 the Chamber secured funding from the Province of British Columbia to complete a Labour Market Analysis and a Labour Market Strategy.

The Labour Market Analysis is contained in Section 3 of this document, consisting of primary and secondary research, describes a region with a dramatic undersupply of the workers employers need. There are shortages of labour at all skill levels and in most, if not all, industrial sectors.

Shortages are evident in part time, full time and seasonal work, and in all geographic areas of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach Region. Particularly evident are shortages in the Accommodation and Food Services sector, the Health Care and Social Services sector, of skilled and qualified tradespersons across all sectors, and in the shellfish aquaculture industry. Workers in physical, lower skilled work, such as room attendants, constructions labourers and shellfish workers, are in a clear shortage situation.

There are several interrelated primary reasons underlying the current situation. These reasons include:

• a small pool of younger labour force participants living in the region.
• a large proportion of the population – mainly older persons – who are not in the labour force.
• multiple barriers to working in the region, including housing and transportation.
• a high proportion of seasonal work.
• a lack of qualified persons in skilled occupations.

 

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If you are familiar with our Connect - Network this is just a much bigger version!

The place to grow business, create opportunities, generate leads, make connections and showcase your business services. As an exhibitor, you have the chance to spread the word about your company services. As an attendee, you can explore business options, business solutions and meet the right people!

Exhibitor Registraton Form: Registration FORM 

Break out sessions include:

'Expand your Market' - 11:00a.m. Darrell Goertzen with Community Futures presenting

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'Digital Readiness for your Business' - 1:00p.m. Denise LeGal, Consumer Marketing Specialist with Tourism Vancouver Island

Cha Cha Java will be on site with a cafe serving light lunches and coffee. Cha Ch'as

Thank you to our EXPO sponsors: RCB Royal Bank, Black & White Event Rentals, PQB News, Island Radio, (The Beach, The Lounge), Harris Oceanside GMC and Robbins & Co. C.P.A.

Sponsor Opportunities! are now sold out....

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October 13, 2018 - Gala & Auction night! Each year the gala brings the business community together for an evening of gourmet food, fun, dancing and a lively auction. The Chamber transformed the Parksville Community Centre with the theme 'All that Glitters'.  And Glitter we did, from the glittery decor to the sparkley outfits.... we definitely glittered! The Gala is our annual fundraiser for the Chamber and individuals and business community support the Gala in so many different ways.  There were fun games and prizes to be won, a wonderful 'Wall of Wine ' to win,  a lovely dinner by Spice of Life Catering, a unique silent auction and a very engaging live auction. Auctioneer Marc Bergevin from Adesa Richmond Public Auction was on hand to guide the live auction and did a great job! There were some fantastic items to bid on and such a variety. It really is through the generosity of our members and community partners that this event continues to delight our attending guests. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and to our special donors and volunteers a huge thank you from the Chamber Staff and Board of Directors.

 

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  • Benefits of Membership

    Benefits of Membership

    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 the economic and social prosperity of Parksville and the surrounding areas.
  • Sand Castle Competition

    Sand Castle Competition

    The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting!
  • Parksville Fireworks Display

    Parksville Fireworks Display

    You won't want to miss this award-winning fireworks display simulcast to music! Be sure to tune in to 88.5 FM The Beach from your boat, car or portable radio. Come down to the beach and enjoy the show live. Fireworks to begin at dusk.
  • Summer by the Sea Street Market

    Summer by the Sea Street Market

    The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and experience the excitement of downtown Parksville’s annual Summer by the Sea Street Market being held every Tuesday night from mid June to the the end of August, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Craig Street.

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Contact Our Visitor Centre We can help you get the most from your stay in our beautiful community!
Please contact us for information about moving to the Parksville area, operating, starting, and/or buying a business, events, activities and more.

  • 1275 East Island Highway
  • Parksville, BC, Canada
  • Telephone: 250.248.3613

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