Businesses: Apply for Summer Jobs Program

Business Applications for Summer Jobs Program Accepted in New Year The federal government is looking for applications from local businesses for the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program allows not-for-profit organizations, public sector employees and small businesses, with 50 employees or less, to hire full-time summer workers. The program provides work opportunities for youth, between... Continue Reading →

My First Resume, My First Job.

Your résumé is one of the most important tools you have when looking for a job. This page will help you choose the right type of résumé for your situation. It will also provide you with tips to help you tailor your résumé to the job you’re applying for, and to make sure it stands... Continue Reading →

Agriculture in Powell River Now

Powell River, BC has always been agriculturally inclined. Even the Powell River (Paper Mill) Company modeled the Townsite on the Garden City Movement, that was "grounded in basic respect for the humanity of the individual worker and their family" and followed these 4 rules: The town was to be entirely preplanned. Homes for employees and... Continue Reading →

Bladerunners is back!

What is Bladerunners? Bladerunners is one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. It helps participants with multiple barriers to employment to successfully transition into the workplace. By providing essential certifications and personal guidance, Bladerunners helps to ensure participants have what it takes to get hired. This session of Bladerunners is geared towards... Continue Reading →

Summer Jobs to (Really) Watch Out For

Summer's almost here, and as scores of high school and post-secondary students rush into the job market, the risk of applying for a bogus job are heightened. Seasonal work provides students with a limited window of opportunity to work and save up some money for the rest of the year, so while you may be in 'gotta get a job' panic... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Careers in Adventure & Accessible Tourism

Coming on the heels of our Earth Week special series of blog posts on "Green" jobs, this month in Career Sense we feature Adventure and Accessible Tourism as a "Green" career option. The Adventure Tourism industry is gaining in popularity all the time, and especially in smaller markets like Powell River, it is a notable seasonal career option that... Continue Reading →

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