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 .
Professional & Industry Development Opportunities
Innovate 2030 Economic Development Master Plan Presentation

On Tuesday November 26 the Innovate 2030 Economic Development Master Plan presentation was given to the CVRD Committee of the Whole by the Innovate 2030 Consulting Team of Paul Blais, MDB Insight, Ruth and Keith Salmon, Salmon Communications, and Graham Truax, Innovation Island Technology Association. If you are interested in the viewing the presentation, please Click Here
Survey launched to gauge Comox Valley business climate

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS), Cumberland Economic Development and MNP LLP have partnered to launch the third edition of a survey to assess the local business climate and economic outlook in the Comox Valley.

Modelled after similar surveys conducted by MNP in other communities across Canada, the MNP Business Leaders Survey is a short pulse survey conducted by telephone with a sample of 200 local business leaders. The goal is to provide an economic snapshot on a range of topics including business climate, hiring intentions, growth expectations, key challenges and other local issues. 

Results of the survey will be released at an economic outlook breakfast hosted by the Chamber on January 16, 2020. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Chamber website at .
Have Your Say on Regional Housing Needs

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland are undertaking a housing needs assessment for the region and want to hear from you.

Your experiences with the rental market, housing affordability, real estate market and other challenges being faced will help guide future development and housing strategies for the region. Click Here for the survey
Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association New Website

T he DCBIA has been in existence since 1995, its goal is to to provide support for Downtown Courtenay Businesses and enhance a vibrant business community through leadership and advocacy.

They have recently done some major updated to their website, to see whats new and improved check out their website Here
Fifth Street Bridge Rehabilitation Survey

The City of Courtenay is planning to rehabilitate the Fifth Street Bridge in 2021, including upgrades to cycling and pedestrian connections across the Courtenay River.

The Public is encouraged to provide feedback through an online survey until Friday, December 6, 2019. To do survey please Click Here
JABC- Junior Achievement British Columbia

JABC provides FREE programs to schools, focused on Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum.The Programs are delivered by Volunteer Community leaders, Professionals and Business Owners. The program JABC is needing help with is Business of Our Own, where students have first hand experience being small business owners. Students chose, produce, finance, market and sell their products to their peers.

If you are interested please Click Here for more information on how to volunteer.
North Island College Courses
Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers – FAC 045 

This online course aims to give employees the best possible understanding of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, their responsibilities when using medical cannabis in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. This course explains the laws relating to human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate employees who have medical authorization to use cannabis.

January 1 to May 31, 2020 |  $30.00
Cannabis in the Workplace: Management Training – FAC 046  

This online course provides participants with information about cannabis in the workplace, focusing on the issue of impairment and providing practical guidance to help develop and apply appropriate and effective policies and procedures. This course has been designed for business owners, organizational leaders, and those with management responsibilities.

January 1 to May 31, 2020 |  $30.00
Fire Safety – WSF 050 

This online Fire Safety course teaches participants about the legislated fire safety responsibilities of the employer and the worker, describes safe work practices related to fire prevention, and provides practical information about emergency response in situations involving fire.

January 1 to May 31, 2020 |  $25.00
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