Current Job Postings

Job Title: Executive Director – Courtenay Business Improvement Association (BIA)

Organization Overview:

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA) is a prominent non-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic growth and to enhance a vibrant business community through leadership and advocacy. Downtown Courtenay is the vibrant heart of the Comox Valley with accessibility for all to live, work, play, shop, and dine. The DCBIA partners with the City of Courtenay and key stakeholders to continue the story of a successful, unique downtown that is a destination for culture, services, and ideas.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a dynamic and strategic-minded Executive Director to lead the Courtenay BIA in its mission to create a thriving and vibrant business community. As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BIA’s operations, executing strategic plans, engaging with members and stakeholders, and collaborating with partners to drive the growth and prosperity of Courtenay’s local businesses in the downtown area.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategic Direction:

  • Provide visionary leadership to the Courtenay BIA, aligning organizational objectives with the mission and goals set by the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and implement long-term strategic plans, annual objectives, and performance metrics to ensure the BIA’s success in supporting local businesses.

Stakeholder Engagement and Membership Services:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with BIA members, acting as their primary point of contact and addressing their concerns and needs effectively.
  • Promote and facilitate the delivery of member services, events, and promotional activities to enhance the business environment in Courtenay.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Advocate on behalf of BIA members to local government authorities, agencies, and relevant stakeholders to influence policies that positively impact the business community.
  • Represent the Courtenay BIA at community meetings, public events, and forums to raise awareness of its initiatives and advocate for local businesses.

Financial Management and Resource Development:

  • Manage the BIA’s budget, ensuring prudent financial planning and responsible allocation of resources.
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to secure additional funding for BIA projects and initiatives.

Marketing and Promotion:

  • Collaborate with the marketing team to execute effective marketing and promotional campaigns that highlight Courtenay as a premier destination for residents and visitors.
  • Leverage digital and traditional marketing channels to promote BIA member businesses and events.

Collaborative Partnerships:

  • Foster strategic partnerships with local organizations, government entities, and community stakeholders to support mutual objectives and promote the overall economic growth of Courtenay.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, economic development, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience in a leadership role, preferably in a business association, economic development organization, or similar setting is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of business improvement areas, community development, and economic revitalization strategies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Familiarity with local government structures, policies, and regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and budgeting.
  • Proficiency in marketing, event planning, and public relations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and community partners.
  • Knowledge of the Courtenay business landscape and the challenges and opportunities it faces.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position to [email protected]. Please include “Executive Director Application – Courtenay BIA” in the subject line.

We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 30 per week

Salary: $30.00-$35.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • management and leadership: 1 year (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7 (preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7: Relocate before starting work (preferred)

Work Location: In person

The Butcher’s Block

Job Title: Counter Staff and Kitchen Staff

Details: Join a family-run business in their fast-paced, fun environment. We are willing to train the right person to join our team.

Wage: Competitive wages with benefits

How to apply: Bring your resume to 319 4th Street

Cakebread Artisan Bakery

Job Title: Head Baker

Job Type: Full Time

How to apply: Apply in person with resume at 386 5th Street

Nikkei Ramen-Ya

Job Title: Ramen Cook and Chef/Cook

Description: We are looking for a couple of good people to join our team at both @emiko_kitchen_yqq (our production kitchen) and at our original downtown ramen shop. We are certified by @lwforfamilies as a Living Wage Employer and we offer extended health and dental benefits.

How to apply: Drop off a resume at 320 5th Street or email [email protected]

Packables Travel Solutions

Job Title: Retail Sales


Part time (3-4 days/week) at Packables Travel Solutions.  $18 hour plus bonus’. Need to be friendly, outgoing, able to approach strangers and love travel.  Some cross over to Areja Lingerie & Loungewear so flexibility is necessary.

How to Apply:

 Drop in to chat or email a resume anytime.

Areja Lingerie and Loungewear

Job Title:

Sales person – customer relations, stock receiving, display
Tuesday thru Saturday
Closed Sundays and holidays
Job Type:
Full or part time available
$18 hour plus bonuses
Retail experience an asset but not required
Must have the ability to approach customers, communicate and connect
How to Apply:
Apply in person or email


Uranus Gifts

Job Title:

#1 Retail sales,
Permanent part time, flexible hours, living wage, benefits package available to those who qualify.
We are a busy and bustling shop downtown with a tight knit team, who focus on teamwork and enjoying our time at work, even though it is work! Upbeat atmosphere and positive workplace.
#2 Inventory/Admin clerk
This position is for those who are detail oriented, familiar with cash reconciliation and retail based inventory calculations. This is a desk position with some filling in on retail floor if needed. Must be self starting and able to prioritize tasks.
Hours can be flexible, but it is a 30-35 hour a week position. Willing to train the right person. Wages commensurate with  experience.
How to Apply:
Please apply in person with resume. Open until filled.

Bisque Restaurant

Job Title: 2 Cooks + 1 Kitchen Helper + 1 Dishwasher

Closing Date: Position open until filled

Bisque needs to fill 2 cook positions and one kitchen help position. One dishwasher position is also available Wednesday-Saturday at 4 p.m.
Duties are all kitchen related and must have food safe. Cooks need some experience in a full service restaurant.
Apply online on in person.
Contact: Maralee or Steve



Job Title: 1 Administrative Assistant + 1 Accounting Technician + 1 Senior Accountant

Closing Date: Positions open until filled


We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant, an Accounting Technician and a Senior Accountant to join our growing team. MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. At MNP we foster collaboration, value your ideas, promote based on talent, live balanced lifestyles and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to support you wherever you want to take your career.

  • Job Type: Fulltime, Permanent
  • Salary: to be determined based on experience.

Requirements For The Administrative Assistant role

  • Completion of post-secondary education in an office administration program an asset
  • 2 to 5 years of office experience in a professional working environment is an asset
  • Ability to handle multiple calls using a switchboard system
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Requirements For The Accounting Technician Role

  • Entry level to 2 years of accounting related experience
  • Ability to work independently, but willing to ask questions when needed
  • Experience in preparing T4s and T5s and knowledge of personal and corporate tax is preferred
  • Understanding of payroll, bookkeeping and record keeping practices on manual and computerized system(s) is considered an asset
  • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Taxcycle, Sage and cloud based software such as QBO and Xero is beneficial
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word and Excel. Some travel may be required

Requirements for the Senior Accountant Role

  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience in public accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
  • Experience working with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required

How to Apply

Please apply online through the MNP career page : https://experiencedcareers-mnp.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435712859&mobile=false&width=703&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

La Cache

Job Title: Sales Associate
Length of posting:  open until filled

La Cache is a life style store for April Cornell

Job type: Part Time, flexible hours

Requirements/Qualifications: Love of fabric and beautiful things . Must be able  to work with a team or solo. Flexible hours

How to apply: [email protected]

 Hitec Screen Printing
Job Title: Customer Service Sales Associate / Print production assistant
Length of posting: Open until Filled
Details about the business: Hitec/Brazen is a high paced print/embroidery and retail shop. We are looking for an outgoing candidate to join our team.

Job type: Part to full time

Requirements/Qualifications: We provide on the job training. We are looking for someone with excellent organizational and customer service skills. You need to be able to work as a team and independently. Have an eye for detail, be creative and interested in learning new skills.

How to apply: Email to [email protected] or drop a resume at store at 479 4th Street