Business Counts - October 2019
Regional Statistics & Research Update

Construction & Real Estate
Source: VIREB Monthly Sales Report, CMHC Housing Report
Labour Force
Source: BC Stats Labour Market Statistics
Source: BC Ferries Monthly Traffic Report (Little River Ferry), Vancouver Island Visitor Centre (VIVC) Monthly Report, Comox Valley Airport (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
Upcoming CVEDS Lunch & Learn Sessions
October 28th
Lunch & Learn: Expand Your Markets
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October 29th
Lunch & Learn: Food Safety trends & Innovations
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October 31st
Lunch & Learn: Moving Your Business Online: 2 Options for eCommerce
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Other Professional & Industry Development Opportunities
Comox Valley Arts Council: Social Media Crash Course/Refresher Workshop

Facebook AND Instagram CRASH COURSE. Get up to speed fast, with all the absolute must-know info on the top two social platforms.
A great workshop for anyone wants to get up and running quickly, or needs a refresher after spending time away from social media. 
This is a fast-paced two-hours, so come prepared to take in a lot. Bring your smart phone or whatever device you use most often. There will be plenty to take in, plus time for Q&A to get your specific questions and challenges addressed.

Wed Nov 6, | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | $55
North Island College Courses
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

As the pace of change and demands increase in our work lives, our ability to handle our emotional states becomes even more important. Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been linked to leadership and managerial success in the workplace. This introductory course gives you a sense of how well you are currently functioning and how you can harness EI skills to attain your professional goals. Note: Preparation work prior to class

Fri, Nov 22 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | $625
Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross with a certification period of three years.

Thu & Fri, Nov 14 & 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00  pm | $170
Developing a Supply Chain

This course covers the importance of the supply chain to business. The classes cover topics important to the success of operations and therefore the profitability and sustainability of the business. Students will learn the basics of supply chain management.

Mon – Fri, Jan 7 – Mar 3 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | $650

FoodSafe Level 1

Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.

Sat, Nov 16 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | $99
SBBC Launches "Make it Happen: A Business Goal Setting" Workshop
Goal setting offers a proven pathway to achieve business success. Utilizing the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely), and other goal setting principles, entrepreneurs can set goals and devise an action plan to achieve those goals. Small Business BC’s Goal Setting Workshop is a four-week, interactive- hands-on group workshop where participants will take the time to define goals and action plans, as well as the skills necessary to effectively prioritize professional goals in a supporting and inspiring environment.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 4:30 – 7 pm | $299 +GST (11 hours)
Comox Valley Economic Development | #200-580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay, BC |