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All About Employment in Victoria, BC

Focus on BC Ferries

| May 25, 2012

In a bit of a departure from my normal approach I am in fact focusing on the largest (numerically) employer within the transportation sector in Victoria – BC Ferries. However, I must mention that although from the CRD list of top employers for 2011 the two organizations look to be quite different in terms of […]

Victoria’s Biggest Employers – The Transportation Sector

| May 20, 2012

The CRD’s information on employers in the transportation sector features only the area’s two biggest – BC Ferries (with approximately 1,300 employees) and BC Transit (with approximately 880). But of course there are many other transportation-oriented businesses from airlines (including ‘specialty’ companies like Harbour Air and HeliJet), trucking companies and taxi firms. And although they […]

The challenge of technology

| May 18, 2012

On Wednesday evening (May 16, 2012) my faithful and previously rock-solid reliable Toshiba laptop showed me a blue screen of death, which said (overly optimistically as it turns out) that if this was the first time I’d seen this screen I should just restart the machine and likely all would be well. Not true. Luckily […]

Focus on one of Victoria’s Biggest Employer – Camosun College

| May 11, 2012

Once again I am going to focus on the educational organization that is not numerically the largest employer within the Victoria education sector – Camosun College. Mainly I’m doing this because I presently work for the University of Victoria so am hesitant to present them – perhaps in a few months I’ll consider doing a […]

Victoria’s Biggest Employers – The Educational Sector

| May 4, 2012

Education is big business in Victoria. School District 61, which has just over 2,000 employees, has 49 schools in Victoria while Saanich (SD63) has 14 schools and 1,500 staff and Sooke (SD62) has 29 schools (although some are as far away as Port Renfrew some 100 kilometers from Victoria) and 1,300 staff. Then there are […]