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.​

Take a Deeper Dive

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 edc@cvrd.bc.ca – we want to hear from you!

Labour Market Outlook predicts bright future

Labour Market Outlook predicts bright future

WorkBC has published the 2022 BC Labour Market Outlook, which provides a 10-year forecast of the flow of supply and demand for labour in the province, covering the period 2022 to 2032. The report forecasts job openings across 64 industries and 500 occupations. It...

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Living wage increases in Cowichan and across BC

Living wage increases in Cowichan and across BC

Social Planning Cowichan recently released the results of their living wage calculation for 2022. Cowichan’s living wage has increased 21% from last year’s rate of $19.13 per hour to $23.53 per hour. The living wage increased in all areas of BC where it has been...

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Help us find housing solutions for Cowichan’s workers

Help us find housing solutions for Cowichan’s workers

We’ve heard from businesses across the Cowichan region: the housing crisis is affecting employers’ ability to attract and retain employees. Economic Development Cowichan is working on a Workforce Housing Strategy to find solutions to housing Cowichan's workers, and...

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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