APRIL 2015
ac Air Canada Arrival to YQQ Welcome Reception
Comox Valley Airport and Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism are proudly hosting the Air Canada Arrival to YQQ Welcome Reception & Mixer to commemorate and celebrate the official arrival of this important air service provider to the region.


Friday, May 1, 10:00 am - 11:00 am  

Comox Valley Airport - Arrivals

Cost: Free 

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employmentGo Global: Supporting Export Success

Join International Trade Minister Ed Fast, and experts from all the Government of Canada export support agencies such as Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation at a unique workshop, delivered in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, designed to provide all the information needed to succeed in today's international markets.


Friday, April 24,  7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coast Bastion Hotel, Foyer-Ballroom, 11 Bastion St., Nanaimo 
Cost: $50
VIREBStrong Sales Kick Off the Spring Housing Market 

In March 2014, Comox Valley Single Family Home benchmark prices rose 1% from February 2015 and 1% from March 2014. Vancouver Island Region prices saw a 1.6% jump since the previous month and a 3.2% rise since last year. 420 single-family homes sold last month in the region compared to 282 in February 2015 and year-over-year sales up 19 per cent. 


"It's been some time since we've seen these sort of numbers so early in the year in British Columbia," said Cameron Muir, BCREA'S chief economist. "Sales levels are healthy, and we're expecting an excellent year overall for real estate.


Comox Valley Residential Real Estate Market
  Benchmark Price Units Sold
Lot Type Mar-15 Mar-14 % Change  Mar-15 Mar-14 % Change
Single Family $323,800 $320,700 1.0% 55 47 17.0%
Apartment $165,500 $173,400 -4.6% n.a. n.a. n.a.
Townhouse $243,600 $241,700 0.8% n.a. n.a. n.a.
Source: Monthly Statistics Package - March 2015. VIREB

Comox Valley Economic Development's services include the collection and provision of economic data and statistics about the region. To view additional resources click here and to view the CVEDS Annual Work Plan click here. 

 eventsEvents and News 


Ladies Learning Code   

April 25, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

North Island College, 2300 Ryan Road East, Tyee Building Room 203


BC Association of Abattoirs Opening Reception   

April 30, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm 

Locals Restaurant


June 13 - 14, 2015

Best Western, The Westerly Hotel, Courtenay