Cowichan Employer Resource Guide

The Cowichan Employer Resource Guide is a repository of tools and strategies to help your business address challenges stemming from labour shortages. Each topic includes a brief description, followed by at least one link to more information. The Guide is updated regularly with new tools, information, and links.

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Economic Development Cowichan would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of our local chambers of commerce, business improvement associations, and tourism partners in the development of this Guide.​

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In the blog posts below, we take an in depth look at the tools listed in the Guide, and talk to employers, subject matter experts, and business support organizations to see how the strategies are being used to create success in the workplace. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when new blogs are posted.

Does your business have an HR success story you’d like to share with the Cowichan business community? Please contact our team at [email protected] – we want to hear from you!

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

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
[email protected]
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508