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Business Walk to happen in Shawnigan this Thursday

Business Walk to happen in Shawnigan this Thursday

Economic Development Cowichan staff will be conducting a Business Walk in the Shawnigan area on Thursday, March 3, 2022. This will be the first of a series of Business Walks planned in communities in the Cowichan region. Staff members will be walking door-to-door from...

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New Tech Curriculum Proposed for VIU Cowichan

New Tech Curriculum Proposed for VIU Cowichan

Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) and partners are pleased to report that the Cowichan Tech Training Initiative has reached a milestone – the completion of an inclusive industry-focused tech curriculum for Cowichan. The initiative, launched in 2019, aims to develop...

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Providing a Living Wage to Attract and Retain Employees

Providing a Living Wage to Attract and Retain Employees

As businesses continue to struggle with the labour shortage, providing a Living Wage could be one action employers can take to attract and retain employees. But what is a “Living Wage”? It’s the calculated hourly amount a family needs to cover basic living expenses to...

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2022 Workforce Connection Summit: The Power of People

2022 Workforce Connection Summit: The Power of People

Are you struggling to hire, retain and engage your staff? On February 9 and 10, the Chilliwack Economic Resource Network is holding a 2-day virtual conference exploring solutions to the workforce issues we are currently facing around the province. The conference will...

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Wage subsidies to help your business compete and thrive

Wage subsidies to help your business compete and thrive

As wage expectations continue to rise, businesses may struggle to recruit employees, especially in our competitive labour market. As of the second quarter of 2021, the average offered hourly wage in the Vancouver Island and Coast region was $23.95, up from $19.70 in the second quarter of 2019.

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Economic
Development
Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
edc@cvrd.bc.ca
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508