Business Counts - November 2017
Small Business Month Success

Comox Valley Economic Development (CVEDS) would like to thank its Small Business Month partners that collaborated to host 14 business sessions & events: Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce , Innovation Islannd Technology Association , Comox BIA , Small Business BC , Certified Organics Association of BC , MNP , Business Development Bank of Canada , Global Affairs Canada , Small Scale Food Processors Association.

You can find the presentations and other information for the workshops here.

Census Release Highlights

Statistics Canada latest Census release contained data on Aboriginal peoples, immigration and housing. Some local highlights below:

  • There were 3,825 Aboriginal people in the Comox Valley in 2016, comprising 5.9% of the total population, that same rate as BC and 1% higher than Canada.
  • 8,225 people - about 12.6% of the Comox Valley population - reported being foreign-born individuals who immigrated to Canada. This proportion is less than half of BC’s proportion (28.3%) and lower than Canada’s (21.9%)
  • 22,595 of the 29,575 households in the Comox Valley owned their home, a rate of 76.4%. This is higher than BC (68%) and Canada (67.8%)

Read the full package of highlights here.
Regional Statistics & Research Update

Construction & Real Estate
Source: BC Stats Building Permit Report, VIREB Monthly Sales Report
SF = Single Family
Labour Force
Source: BC Stats Labour Market Statistics
Source: VIVC Monthly Report, MRDT Report, YQQ Monthly Passengers Totals
Consumer Price Index
Source: BC Stats CPI Monthly Data Tables
Comox Valley Economic Development's (CVEDS) services include the collection and provision of economic data and statistics about the region. To view additional resources click here .
News & Events

CVEDS Q2 & Q3 Projects & Outputs

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Nootka Marine Mixer - Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

November 7, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nootka Marine Adventures
Click here to register and for more information

Downtown Courtenay BIA Member Mixer

November 8, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Union Street Grill & Grotto

Best Western Mixer - Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

November 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Best Western Plus - The Westerly
Click here to register and for more information

Community Partners Christmas Mixer

December 7, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Blackfin Pub - Lower room
Click here to register and for more information
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