Regional Business Support Organizations

Resources for Employment and Business   | Chambers of Commerce

Amber Education:
Training support program providing funding for assist in costs related to going to school.

Coast Salish Employment & Training Society
Funding, training and program delivery co-ordination to Coast Salish Communities and Friendship Centres

Community Futures :
Self Employment programme with orientation sessions, market research and business operations training.  Workshops on various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Community Services Employment Centre - Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Adult Learning Centre:
Programs for adults to improve literacy, employability and to achieve graduation.

Cowichan Independent Living :
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Cowichan School of Motoring
Professional Driver Training

FutureCorp Cowichan :
Loan financing for business startups and expansion, business training; Community Economic Development services

Global Vocational Services
Employment services for unemployed and underemployed individuals in the Cowichan Region

GT Hiring Solutions Inc. -
Employment Programme to meet needs of those referred from Ministry of Employment & Income Assistance

Malaspina University-College:
Employment training, certificates, diplomas and degree programs

Mid-Island Science, Technology & Innovation Council
MISTIC
MISTIC supports small business owners & entrepreneurs in knowledge-based and manufacturing industries on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.  It's mission is to advance the growth and prosperity of technology industries.  MISTIC facilitates the presentation of seminars and business forums, coordinates events in partnership with colleague organizations, and participates on committees and community groups focused on developing diverse regional economies in coast communities.back to top   

Service Canada: 
Employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Social insurance numbers applications.  Funding for employmeht assistance services, wage subsidy and skills development, and self employment programs.

Sprott-Shaw Community College:
Programs in business, tourism, hospitality, administration, healthcare and trades.

St. John Ambulance:
First Aid Training

Trades and Technology Toolbox:
Program to assist those interested in trades and technical careers including networking, training information, opportunity exploration, and personal skills assessment.

Vancouver Island Professional School of Hair & Esthetics Ltd
Cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology

Vancouver Island Vocational & Rehabilitation Services
Employment plan, placements and work solutions for those with disabilities

Word Wise Services
Food Safe training

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Chambers of Commerce

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