Business Support in Parksville-Qualicum Beach

A network of people, associations and government initiatives offer support to entrepreneurs in the Parksville-Qualicum region of mid Vancouver Island. Organizations and associations include the following:

Community Futures Central Vancouver Island is part of a federally-funded network that provides loans and other services to small and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs.
Phone: 1 888 303-2232

Lighthouse Country Business Association works to advance the interests and prosperity of businesses in Lighthouse Country – an area that covers Area H of the Regional District of Nanaimo and includes the villages of Qualicum Bay, Bowser and Deep Bay.

Innovation Island supports small business owners and entrepreneurs in knowledge-based and manufacturing industries on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Its mission is to advance the growth and prosperity of technology industries.
Phone: 250 753-8324
Toll Free: 877 664-7842

The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization made up of more than 380 businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working to establish and promote businesses and services for economic and social prosperity in Parksville and the surrounding areas.
Phone: 250 248-3613

The Parksville Downtown Business Association is a volunteer-run organization that works to beautify the Parksville downtown and increase awareness of the diverse range of products and services available in the city’s core.
Phone: 250 248-8079

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has close to 200 members and represents all sectors of business in the community. The chamber works to ensure the town of Qualicum Beach and surrounding area has a successful economy.
Phone: 250 752-0960

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. VIEA provides opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic development programs to improve the region’s overall capacity for economic vitality.
Phone: 250 667-5225

The Career Centre is a WorkBC Centre, providing free employment assistance and support for job seekers and employers in the Oceanside area and surrounding communities. The Career Centre has resources to help employers build and manage their workforce. 
Phone: 250 248-3205


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