Resources for North Island Employers

Community Leadership

Recruiting, Hiring and Retention of Newcomers

We will work directly with businesses in Campbell River and the Comox Valley to meet your needs around recruiting, hiring, retention, and staff development related to newcomers.

By working to ensure the successful retention of newcomers, we contribute to the economic well-being, labour force, tax base, market base, diversity, and overall richness of the communities we serve.

If you are a business owner/operator in North Vancouver Island, let us know your needs around the recruiting and retention of newcomers by emailing

Training & Resources

Here are printable PDFs of our free, professional services that you can include in your onboarding packages to new staff who are new to Canada and the North Island:

  • Immigrant Welcome Centre – Free Settlement Services
  • Immigrant Welcome Centre – Language Instruction for Newcomer (LINC) classes


The IWC does not have any in-house training workshops at this time.

Below are some organizations that often host training opportunities and offer relevant resources so that you can be a leader in your hiring practices and create a respectful and welcoming workplace culture. 

We have also included resources employers can share with new employees who want to learn more about Canadian workplace culture.