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Student Resources

Looking for assistance in finding a job, either while you're a student or after you graduate? NIC's Employment Resource Centre can help with all aspects of the job search process.

Speak with an Employment Services Advisor to develop strategies for effective job searching, learn more about co-op education opportunities, connect with businesses and organizations that are seeking new employees, and much more.


Drop-in Services

NIC students can drop into the Employment Resource Centre in the Comox Valley for information, support, and assistance with their job search. See our address and hours, on this page to find us.

Computers are available for printing resumes and cover letters or conducting career research, books and resources on job search topics, in addition to information about unique government programs for students, international employment, and Co-operative Education.

One-on-One Appointments

Need specific advice on how to create a resume, cover letter, portfolio, or employment proposal in your field of work? Need practice before an important interview? Looking for advice on how to job search effectively in your particular occupation? If so, make a one-on-one appointment to gain the insight, information, and support you need to be successful in achieving your employment goals.

Coaching Sessions

Feeling stuck? Coaching sessions are individualized conversations designed to achieve a specific outcome determined by you. They can be 45 minutes to 90 minutes long, and often end with two or three specific action steps for the student. These sessions can assist in clarifying values, choices, options and overcoming fears. They can also build self-confidence and self-esteem. If you are open to imagining possibilities, seeking answers, ready to move forward, and open to trying new ways of communicating, a coaching session may be helpful for you.

Alumni Assistance

Are you an Alumni looking for work? If so register with the Employment Resource Centre Service Advisor to have jobs emailed directly to you! Simply call 250-334-5000 and ask for Treena, Employment Service Advisor.

For more information about Student Resources, check out the ERC rack card or brochure.

Job Board

North Island College students can search for employment opportunities on our
Job Board, which contains casual, part-time, temporary, full-time, career, volunteer, practicum, alumni, and student jobs found at North Island College.

Co-operative Education

A Co-operative Education work term, or Co-op, integrates paid, program-related employment with academic study. Students alternate between their studies and career-related employment, giving them the opportunity to be better prepared for the work force.

Students gain confidence, contacts and practical knowledge in their chosen career. This approach to education relies upon a three-way partnership between the college, employers, and students. Success depends upon the co-operative efforts of all partner

For a full list of programs, benefits, and opportunities for students see the student section of our Co-operative Education page.

Research & Career Planning

Can you imagine your perfect job but don’t know how to get there? The good news is, you have already done the hardest part: envisioning what you would like to do! Career exploration is all about being open to the possibilities available to you. You can never make a mistake, you can only have a different learning experience.

Learn more about labour market information through www.workbc.ca where you will begin to determine if your career choice is right for you.

Additional search websites are available to NIC students with a password. Drop in to the ERC with your student card for full access.

The list of resources and websites is endless depending upon what you would like to research so drop by with your questions and begin to map out your path to employment.


Career Planning

Canada

BC

Information on Labour Markets, Salaries & Standards

North Island College is not responsible for the content of sites that are outside its domain or for the temporary malfunctioning of links due to technical problems at a destination site.

Other Search Sites

Vancouver Island

  • North Island Job Bank external link
    The North Island Employment Foundation Society (NIEFS) is a not-for-profit organization concerned about the changes taking place in our local economy and how these changes affect people's access to work and training.
  • IslandJobShop.ca external link
    Vancouver Island and Vancouver area job search site and resume database.
  • The Job Shop external link
    The Job Shop delivers the Work BC Employment Program of BC, providing free assistance to job-seekers in the Comox Valley. It provides job search tips, help with resumes, cover letters, interviews, and job preparation.

British Columbia

  • CivicInfo BC Career Listings external link
    CivicInfo BC provides a job posting service that is one of the best ways for local governments to attract professional, qualified candidates. If working in BC’s local government sector interests you, please visit for a comprehensive listing of current job opportunities.
  • BCJobs.ca external link
    Online recruitment centre in BC. 
  • BCJobs.com external link
    BC's online employment search site. 
  • WorkBC.ca external link

Canada

Cultural Careers

  • CultureWorks external link
    From the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC), this site is for artists, writers, and actors.
  • The Art Career Project external link
    Gain helpful information about careers in the arts, such as architecture, design, photography and fashion.
  • The Charity Village external link
    Non-profit career opportunities.

International

Health Care

Information Technology

Skilled Trades

Tourism

Career & Employment Magazines

North Island College is not responsible for the content of sites that are outside its domain or for the temporary malfunctioning of links due to technical problems at a destination site.