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First Credit Union job fair table

Virtual Job Fair Series!

This year, 2020, we are embracing something new!

Typically, Work BC Courtenay hosts an annual Job Fair each October. Due to Covid, we are adapting to a new format to connect employers and job seekers.

The job fair allowed each employer to showcase their company values, create connections, share information on career opportunities and answer questions from job seekers. We had overwhelming evaluations from the employers and job seekers that this time of connecting, sharing and learning was highly valued. And many people were hired!

This Fall we are putting together a virtual Job Fair series. The WorkBC – Courtenay vision is to host a different employer each week for a 1 hour Zoom session.

Similar to what occurs at an exhibitor table at the job fair, employers will provide information on:

  • Who they are
  • Company background, vision and values
  • Current and future job openings
  • Qualifications and skills needed to apply for positions
  • How they advertise for job openings?
  • How to apply
  • What they look for in a resume
  • Interview process
  • Any other keys or tips for individuals making career planning choices or looking for work

And, then answer questions. All within one hour!

The Virtual Job Fair series planning is in progress. Check back frequently to see what businesses will be participating. Call Work BC – Courtenay to sign up for any of the Zoom sessions. You will need an email address to register

Employers participating to date:

September 15th, 2020 at 12:45 pm – BC Construction Association

September 18th, 2020 at 10 am – RCMP 911 Telecommunications

September 24th, 2020 at 11 am – First Credit Union

September 29th, 2020 at 10:30 am – Mowi – Canada West

October 1, 2020 at 2:05 pm – McDonalds

October 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm – Communitas Supportive Care Society

October 15, 2020 at 1 pm – Comox Valley Schools

October 20, 2020 at 11 am – Nurse Next Door

October 22, 2020 at 1 pm – The Salvation Army Thrift Stores and Kettle Workers

October 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm – Mount Washington Alpine Resort

November 10, 2020 at 10:30 am – Old House Hotel & Spa

November 17, 2020 at 1 pm – Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments

December 8, 2020 at 10 am – BC Ferries

January 14, 2021 at 1 pm – Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

January 21, 2021 at 1 pm – Footprints Security

January 28, 2021 at 2 pm – Industry Training Authority (ITA) Apprenticeship