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Courtenay, British Columbia Employment Information

Courtenay, BC Overview The city of Courtenay, with a population of about 25,000, is the civic hub of the Comox Valley ...

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Home Depot Canada
COURTENAY, BC
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Overnight Stocking Positions

Home Depot Canada
COURTENAY, BC
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Resident Care Aide (Casual)

Retirement Concepts
Courtenay
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Mortgage Specialist

BMO Harris Bank
Courtenay, BC
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Occupational Therapist- Comox Valley

CBI Health Group
Courtenay, BC
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Senior Civil/Municipal Engineer

McElhanney
Courtenay, BC
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Physiotherapist

CBI Health Group
Courtenay, BC
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Bookkeeper, Indigenous Services

MNP LLP
Courtenay, BC
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General Manager, Banking Centre L8

CIBC Taleo Enterprise
Courtenay, BC
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Civil Engineering Technologist

McElhanney
Courtenay, BC
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Casual)

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Courtenay
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Registered Nurse (Casual)

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Courtenay
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Photo/Electronics Specialist

London Drugs
Courtenay
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Auto Mobile Associate

Hub International
Courtenay, BC
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Senior Civil Engineer

McElhanney
Courtenay, BC
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School Bus Driver - Courtenay

First Group America
Courtenay, BC
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Courtenay, BC Overview

The city of Courtenay, with a population of about 25,000, is the civic hub of the Comox Valley and the only city on Vancouver Island. Courtenay is known for its outdoor recreational activities; there are rivers, lakes, beaches, world-class golfing, and an alpine ski resort. It is less diverse than many cities in Canada; minorities comprise about 10 per cent of the population. There are eight elementary schools, four secondary schools, and the North Island College, which offers a widely regarded Bachelor's in nursing degree. The city is governed by a mayor and six-seat city council.

Courtenay, BC Job Opportunities

Early on, Courtenay's economic base relied heavily on logging, coal, fishing, and agriculture, but in the past few decades, the economy has diversified considerably and there are now plenty of hospitality jobs and management and executive jobs in Courtenay, BC. Employers who provide the largest number of jobs in Courtenay, BC, include Canada's military at CFB Comox, St. Joseph's General Hospital, King Fisher Resort, Crown Isle Golf Course, Coast Westerly Hotel, and the Comox Valley International Airport.

Food and agribusiness is a growing industry, as well, with employers such as Fanny Bay Oysters, Gunter Brothers Meat Co. Ltd., Doberstein Farms, and 40 Knots Estate Winery providing jobs in the community.

Courtenay, BC Employment Trends

Vancouver Island has begun to bounce back from the global recession and now boasts an unemployment rate of about 6 per cent, below Canada's 7 per cent overall. Its hourly wage climbed 2.2 per cent in 2014 over 2013. The majority of the job gains were in the healthcare, social services, education, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail trade sectors. Demand for the following professions is expected to be higher than average for this area: senior managers in healthcare and social services, insurance and financial managers, school principals, and residential home builders and renovators.

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