A Primer for Jobs with BC Ferries

  For most applicants, a career with BC Ferries tends to start on a temporary or part-time basis. The majority of work open to the public starts as on call shift personnel who handle everything from customer service aboard a ship, to attendants in terminals. Covering a spectrum of work on both land and sea, BC Ferries is... Continue Reading →

Career paths in the hotel industry

By Maureen Latta In the hotel industry, it’s often feast or famine. Business in the Powell River region fluctuates depending on factors like season, ferry service, and strength of the Canadian dollar. This summer is sure to be a feast with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) being held in June, and the... Continue Reading →

ESA Program WorkStart Essentials: Retail & Hospitality

May 7 - June 28, 2013 Employment Skills Access: WorkStart Essentials: Retail & Hospitality at the Powell River Campus of Vancouver Island University (VIU) View full brochure here. The Program is designed to assist unemployed individuals upgrade their essential skills, and acquire communication, thinking, problem solving, and sector specific skills for entry level employment in the Retail and Hospitality industry.... Continue Reading →

Return of the Bladerunners

BladeRunners helps “youth at greater risk than others of not making a successful transition to the workplace and establishing themselves within the labour market.” They have been identified as facing multiple barriers to employment that are overcome by gaining certain employment-related skills, applied work experience and access to information required to make a successful transition into the workplace.... Continue Reading →

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