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NIEFS is the major employment agency for Northern Vancouver Island and your one-stop

WorkBC Employment Service Centre.

As a leader in workforce development we provide services to over 5000 job seekers and 500 companies annually.

We have been actively connecting employers to the right workers, with the right skills, at the right time since 1986!

Our Employer section will help you find more information about:

For more information about NIEFS Employer Services please contact Chris Callanan, Regional Manager Employment Services at 250.286.3441 or


Looking for information on the Canada-BC Job Grant?

The Canada Job Grant(CJG) goal is to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force and help them to develop the skills necessary to find and keep a job. 

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The Grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training. The maximum government contribution is $10,000 for each employee trained.

Employers can apply directly or an Eligible Organization can act on behalf of employers.


More details can be found by clicking here:

Here's what our Employers are saying about NIEFS...

"Strategic Natural Resource Consultants specializes in natural resource management and with career opportunities that range from entry level to highly skilled forestry technicians and professionals we are always looking for talented people to join our team.  NIEFS Employer Forums such as the Forest Forum held during National Forest week are an excellent way for us to connect directly with a room full of job seekers.  Promoting our business, explaining the types of job opportunities available and sharing the type of training needed is essential to our overall recruitment efforts.  We appreciate NIEFS ability to bring together a range of industry representatives, educational institutions and job seekers all in the same space.  I can’t think of a better way to connect local job seekers directly with potential employment opportunities!"

Tracy O’Malley, CHRP
Human Resources Manager
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants