North Island Employment Foundations Society - (NIEFS)

Serving Unemployed Canadians who reside in Campbell River or on the North Island including: Aboriginal peoples, immigrants, persons with disabilities, rural and remote populations, multi-barriered individuals, survivors of violence and/or abuse, and youth. NIEFS also assists employers find the right people, with the right skills at the right time.

Programs Offered

Job Seeker Assistance

  • Employment services that assist North Islanders to develop a plan, the skills and supports they need to get back to work or enter the workforce.
  • A range of employment related workshops.
  • Drop-in Work Support Centre, labour market information, Internet computer lab and resource library.
  • Assistance with attaining work experience and/or training supports for eligible clients.
  • Online employment services for rural and remote communities on North Vancouver Island.
  • Small Business & Employee Training incentive program
  • Wage subsidies for eligible clients

Employer Assistance

  • Our aim is to connect employers to the right workers, with the right skills, when they are needed. NIEFS offers a full suite of employer services including:
  • Job Postings available on our website, local TV, and in our employment center.
  • Hosting Hiring/Career Fairs and Employer Forums.
  • Confidential resume collection service.
  • Private office space for interviews and/or meetings.
  • Labour market information and resources.
  • Targeted Skills Shortage Program (TSSP) for eligible employers and employees.
  • Wage subsidies for eligible clients.

Address / Contact Info

North Island Employment Foundations Society
870C 13th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 4H2
Executive Director : Valerie Meaney
Port Hardy Office:
PO Box 74,
129-8950 Granville Street,
Port Hardy, BC
V0N 2P0

Phone (250) 949-5736
Fax (250) 949-5797
Toll free: 1-877-949-5736


Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 286-3441
Toll-free : 1-866-286-6788
Fax : (250) 286-3447

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Web Links

Location Map

Other Programs from This Organization

Employer Assistance Program Employer Assistance Program: Our aim is to connect employers to the right workers, with the right skills, when they are needed.
Job Seeker Assistance Program NIEFS is the major employment agency for Northern Vancouver Island and your one-stop WorkBC Employment Service Centre. As a leader in workforce development we provide services to over 5000 job seekers and 500 companies annually. We have been actively connecting employers with workers since 1986.

This program was last updated on 19 Oct 2015.