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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Financial Services Manager in Training

BMO Harris Bank
Courtenay, BC
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Bay Integrity Associate

Home Depot Canada
COURTENAY, BC
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Shipper Receiver (Contract)

Corix Water Products
Courtenay, BC
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Shipper Receiver (Contract)

Corix Water Products
Courtenay, BC
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Rehabilitation Assistant or CSW

CBI Health Group
Courtenay, BC
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Physiotherapist

CBI Health Group
Courtenay, BC
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Shipper Stores Attendant

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
Courtenay, BC
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Seasonal Retail Positions

Best Buy Canada Ltd.
Courtenay, BC
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Cashier

Home Depot Canada
COURTENAY, BC
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Banking Advisor

Royal Bank of Canada
Courtenay, BC
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Photo/Electronics Specialist

London Drugs
Courtenay
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Store Manager

National Money Mart
Courtenay, BC
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Financial Associate - CIBC Wood Gundy

CIBC Taleo Enterprise
Courtenay, BC
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Mobile Mortgage Specialist

Coast Capital Savings
Courtenay
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Sales Service

London Drugs
Courtenay
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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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