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Your dream career is within reach at the Nanaimo Hiring and Education Expo!

Mark your calendars for this FREE Aug. 24 event
Meet Nanaimo’s top employers and institutions at the Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo, Aug. 24. Black Press Events photo

Ready to take the next step in finding your dream career? Looking to unlock your full potential by switching careers? The Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo is just around the corner!

Meet Nanaimo’s top employers and institutions in this event that can open doors to endless opportunities.

Labour Shortage in a Growing Economy

As pandemic-related restrictions were lifting across B.C. in the last year, many sectors were reporting labour shortages. The unemployment rate in Nanaimo was reported to be 6.1 per cent in 2021 and improved to a healthy 3.6 per cent in 2022. This remarkable growth in the economy has led to an increased demand for skilled workers. From healthcare and technology to hospitality and construction, Nanaimo’s industries are grappling with unfilled job openings, hindering their ability to operate efficiently.

There has never been a more exciting time for job seekers.

Local employers seeking talent

The Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo comes as a perfect solution to bridge the gap between employers and prospective employees. With participation from Nanaimo’s leading companies and institutions, the event offers job seekers a platform to connect with future employers directly.

Employers can showcase their company’s culture, values and prospects to attract talent that aligns with their requirements. Businesses can also use this opportunity to gain insight into the local community’s goals and expectations.

Attendees can expect to see representatives from a wide range of companies like Canadian Armed Forces, Lordco, Western Forest Products, Government agencies, Pacifica MD and many more.

Educational pathways

While the labour shortage presents great opportunities for potential job seekers, it also presents endless opportunities for individuals looking to seek career advancement through post-secondary education or training. Nanaimo’s aging and retiring population leaves many vacant positions open for skilled or educated candidates.

The Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo features Vancouver Island’s top educational institutions to help address this talent gap. For current and future students, this event offers valuable information about in-demand careers and the skills required to pursue them.

Attendees can expect to see live recruiters from North Island College, Camosun College, Discovery Community College and Western Maritime Institute.

Mark Your Calendars

The Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo is a turning point for both job seekers and employers in Nanaimo.

Join us at the Country Club Centre Mall on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this event that is FREE and open to the public. And don’t forget your resume!

Event: Nanaimo Hiring & Post-Secondary Education Expo

Date: Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Country Club Centre Mall, 3200 N. Island Hwy., Nanaimo, B.C.

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This event is one of a series of Hiring and Post-Secondary Expos Black Press Media hosts across BC. Black Press Media is proud to invest in local communities, providing connections for both employers and future employees.

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