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Business, Finance, and Administration

Business, Finance, and Administration

Introduction

The VIU Employer Directory is designed to be your compass to begin navigating the professional landscape, bridging the gap between your academic achievements and your career aspirations, but please be aware that there might be local opportunities and organizations that are not included on this resource, and continue to conduct your own research and build your network.

As you are interacting with employers, please also remember that you represent Vancouver Island University. Visit this Business Etiquette resource that our team has developed, or visit the VIU Career Studio if you need additional help.

*Please note that the inclusion of an organization on this resource does not indicate a partnership between Vancouver Island University and that organization, or an endorsement of that organization. No organizations have paid to be included on this resource, and the Centre for Experiential Learning reserves the right to not display an organization on this resource at our discretion. If your organization would like to be included on this resource, please email CareerStudio@viu.ca.

These categories were designed to align as closely as possible with the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. This category contains the following sub-categories:

Accounting and Financial Management

  • NOC Codes: 0111 (Financial Managers), 111 (Financial Auditors and Accountants)
  • Roles Include: Financial Managers, Accountants, Auditors, Budget Analysts.
  • Sub-Sector: Focuses on financial reporting, management, and analysis within organizations.

Administrative and Regulatory Services

  • NOC Codes: 1221 (Administrative Officers), 124 (Legal and Administrative Support Workers)
  • Roles Include: Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries, Office Administrators, Regulatory Officers.
  • Sub-Sector: Involves roles that support the daily operations of organizations and compliance with regulations.

Business Services and Human Resources

  • NOC Codes: 112 (Human Resources Professionals), 1223 (Human Resources and Recruitment Officers)
  • Roles Include: HR Managers, Business Analysts, Recruitment Specialists, Training Coordinators.
  • Sub-Sector: Dedicated to human resource management and business consulting services.

Customer and Client Services

  • NOC Codes: 655 (Customer and Information Services Representatives)
  • Roles Include: Customer Service Representatives, Call Center Agents, Client Services Coordinators.
  • Sub-Sector: Focuses on front-line customer and client interaction and support.

Financial Transactions and Services

  • NOC Codes: 143 (Financial, Insurance, and Related Administrative Support Workers), 623 (Insurance, Real Estate, and Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Roles Include: Banking Clerks, Insurance Underwriters, Financial Planners, Real Estate Agents.
  • Sub-Sector: Encompasses roles related to financial transactions, insurance, and real estate services.

Marketing and Public Relations

  • NOC Codes: 1123 (Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations)
  • Roles Include: Marketing Managers, Public Relations Specialists, Advertising Coordinators.
  • Sub-Sector: Involves the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies.

Accounting and Financial Management

  • Description: Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is an organization dedicated to supporting the agricultural sector in Canada. AFSC offers a range of services, including lending, insurance, and risk management solutions, specifically tailored to meet the needs of farmers, agribusinesses, and rural entrepreneurs. The corporation plays a vital role in fostering the growth and sustainability of the agricultural industry. Career opportunities at AFSC may include roles in agricultural finance, insurance underwriting, risk management, client services, business analysis, and administrative support. This organization is well-suited for individuals interested in agricultural economics, finance, and supporting the agricultural community.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, visit: AFSC Careers.
  • Description: BDO Canada LLP is a member firm of the international BDO network, one of the world's leading accounting and advisory organizations. With offices across Canada, BDO provides a comprehensive range of audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a diverse client base, including large corporations, small businesses, and individuals. BDO Canada is committed to delivering exceptional client service and is known for its collaborative and personalized approach. Career opportunities at BDO Canada span various fields, including public accounting, tax consultancy, advisory services, risk management, and business consulting. The firm offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, suitable for those seeking a career in accounting, finance, and business advisory services.
  • WebsiteFor more information about career opportunities, visit: BDO Canada LLP Careers.
  • Description: A financial institution serving the communities of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, offering banking, loan, and investment services.
  • Careers Website: Coastal Community Credit Union Careers
  • Description: Provides a range of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services.
  • Careers Website: Deloitte Canada Careers
  • Description: Offers audit, tax, and advisory services to a variety of clients.
  • Careers Website: Grant Thornton Careers
  • Description: A division of First West Credit Union, offering personal and business banking services on Vancouver Island.
  • Careers Website: Island Savings Careers
  • Description: Johnston, Johnston & Associates Ltd is an accounting firm based in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The firm offers a comprehensive range of accounting services, including tax planning and preparation, business advisory, audit and assurance, and bookkeeping services. With a focus on personalized client service, they cater to a diverse clientele ranging from individuals to businesses across various sectors. Career opportunities at Johnston, Johnston & Associates Ltd may include roles in accounting, tax consultancy, audit, financial advisory, and administrative support, suitable for individuals pursuing a career in accounting and financial services.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, visit: Johnston, Johnston & Associates Ltd.
  • Description: Known for its professional services in audit, tax, and advisory.
  • Careers Website: KPMG Canada Careers
  • Description: Provides national accounting, tax, and business consulting services in Canada.
  • Careers Website: MNP Careers
  • Description: Offers industry-focused services in assurance, advisory, and tax.
  • Careers Website: PwC Canada Careers
  • Description: One of the largest banks in Canada, offering a wide array of financial services.
  • Careers Website: RBC Careers
  • Description: A leading bank in Canada providing a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, and investment services.
  • Careers Website: Scotiabank Careers

Administrative and Regulatory Services

  • Description: The provincial government's central public administration, offering various administrative and regulatory roles across multiple ministries and agencies.
  • Careers Website: BC Public Service Careers
  • Description: The municipal government for the City of Nanaimo, providing a range of administrative services and regulatory oversight to the local community.
  • Careers Website: City of Nanaimo Careers
  • Description: The local government administration for Victoria, BC, offering various roles in city management and regulatory services.
  • Careers Website: City of Victoria Careers
  • Description: Provides auto insurance and licensing services in BC, with opportunities in administration, customer service, and regulatory compliance.
  • Careers Website: ICBC Careers
  • Description: Responsible for providing health care and services on Vancouver Island, with administrative roles in healthcare management and regulatory compliance.
  • Careers Website: Island Health Careers
  • Description: The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia is an independent office of the legislature that conducts audits and provides recommendations to improve the performance and accountability of public sector organizations. The office’s work includes financial audits, performance audits and other public reports that help legislators in their oversight of government. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective use of public funds and fostering transparency in government operations. Career opportunities at the Office of the Auditor General may include roles in auditing, financial analysis, public administration, policy analysis, and administrative support. These positions are well-suited for individuals interested in public sector accountability, financial oversight, and government auditing.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, https://www.oag.bc.ca/careers
  • Description: Delivers specialized health services across British Columbia, offering roles in administrative and health service regulation.
  • Careers Website: PHSA Careers
  • Description: Administers workplace safety and insurance for workers and employers in BC, including regulatory and administrative roles.
  • Careers Website: WorkSafeBC Careers
  • Description: A public university located on Vancouver Island, providing administrative roles in educational services and regulatory compliance within the academic sector.
  • Careers Website: VIU Careers

Business Services and Human Resources

  • Description: A leading provider of HR management software and services, offering solutions in payroll, talent management, and HR administration.
  • Careers Website: ADP Canada Careers

Description: CPHR BC & Yukon is a professional association for HR practitioners and provides a wide range of services, including professional development and networking opportunities.

Careers WebsiteCPHR BC & Yukon Careers

  • Description: Provides HR leadership, expertise, and services to BC government ministries and employees, including recruitment, benefits, and workplace development.
  • Careers Website: BC Public Service Agency Careers
  • Description: Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited, part of the global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is renowned for its expertise in business strategy and advisory services. BCG works with clients from various industries, including healthcare, energy, consumer goods, financial services, and technology, to address their most challenging business problems and drive transformative change. The company is known for its strategic thinking, deep industry knowledge, and collaborative approach. Career opportunities at BCG Canada encompass roles in management consulting, business analysis, data analytics, research, client services, and corporate functions. BCG is an ideal workplace for individuals passionate about business strategy, problem-solving, and making a significant impact in the corporate world.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, visit: Boston Consulting Group of Canada Limited Careers.
  • Description: A global human capital management technology company, offering services in payroll, HR, talent management, and workforce management.
  • Careers Website: Ceridian Careers
  • Description: The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is a key organization in Nanaimo, British Columbia, dedicated to supporting and advocating for the local business community. The Chamber provides a platform for networking, business development, and advocacy to promote economic growth in the region. It organizes various events, workshops, and initiatives aimed at enhancing the business environment and addressing the needs of businesses of all sizes. Career opportunities at the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce might include roles in business development, event management, community outreach, marketing, and administrative support, catering to individuals interested in economic development and community engagement.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, visit Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.

Description: A not-for-profit organization comprised of over 430 businesses, professionals, residents and community groups working collectively to establish and promote businesses and services for economic and social prosperity in Parksville and surrounding areas.

Website: https://www.parksvillechamber.com/

  • Description: One of the country's largest recruitment and HR services providers, offering staffing solutions across various industries.
  • Careers Website: Randstad Canada Careers
  • Description: A specialized staffing firm providing talent solutions in areas like finance, technology, marketing, and administrative fields.
  • Careers Website: Robert Half Careers
  • Description: A staffing and HR services company, offering a range of services including temporary staffing, executive search, and HR consulting.
  • Careers Website: TPD Careers
  • Description: Specializes in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, providing software solutions for HR, finance, and planning.
  • Careers Website: Workday Careers

Description: VIATEC serves as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge, and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Victoria, BC.

Careers WebsiteVIATEC Job Board

Customer and Client Services

  • Description: A leader in e-commerce and technology, offering customer service roles in support of their online platform.
  • Careers Website: Amazon Canada Careers
  • Description: Provides ferry services across British Columbia, with roles in passenger assistance and support.
  • Careers Website: BC Ferries Careers
  • Description: Specializes in customer service solutions, offering support roles in various industries.
  • Careers Website: Nordia Careers
  • Description: A Canadian telecommunications company, providing customer service for internet, cable TV, and phone services.
  • Careers Website: Rogers Communications Careers
  • Description: Offers customer and client service roles for their telecommunications products and services.
  • Careers Website: TELUS Careers
  • Description: Provides a range of customer service roles in personal and commercial banking.
  • Careers Website: TD Canada Trust Careers
  • Description: A Canadian airline offering customer service roles in passenger support and travel services.
  • Careers Website: WestJet Careers
  • Description: Manages workplace safety in British Columbia, with roles related to workers' insurance and claims services.
  • Careers Website: WorkSafeBC Careers

Financial Transactions and Services

  • Description: The Bank of Canada is the nation's central bank, playing a pivotal role in Canada's economy. Its principal role is to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada, which it does through managing the country's monetary policy, issuing banknotes, overseeing financial systems, and providing financial services to the government. The Bank of Canada is involved in extensive economic research and analysis, monetary policy development, and financial market operations. Career opportunities at the Bank of Canada can range from economic and financial analysis, research, policy development, IT and cybersecurity, to administrative and operational roles. The Bank is an ideal place for individuals interested in economics, finance, and the central banking system.
  • Website: For more information about career opportunities, visit: Bank of Canada Careers.
  • Description: British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is one of Canada's largest institutional investors, managing a diverse portfolio of investments on behalf of public sector clients in British Columbia. BCI focuses on long-term investments in public and private markets, including stocks, bonds, real estate, infrastructure, and private equity. The organization is known for its sustainable investment practices and commitment to generating investment returns that contribute to the financial well-being of its clients. Career opportunities at BCI may include roles in investment management, financial analysis, portfolio management, risk management, research, and various corporate support functions. BCI is a suitable workplace for individuals interested in finance, investment management, and sustainable investment strategies.
  • WebsiteFor more information about career opportunities, visit: British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI Careers.
  • Description: The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution wholly owned by the Government of Canada, providing financing, advisory services, and capital to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. BDC aims to support the growth and development of Canadian businesses, particularly in sectors driving innovation and economic growth. The organization offers a range of services including business loans, venture capital, and consulting services. Career opportunities at BDC include roles in business advising, finance and accounting, risk management, client relationship management, and corporate support functions. BDC is an ideal workplace for individuals interested in business development, financial services, and supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Website/Careers: For more information about career opportunities, visit: Business Development Bank of Canada Careers.
  • Description: A major Canadian bank offering a wide range of financial services.
  • Careers Website: CIBC Careers
  • Description: A financial institution serving the communities of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, offering banking, loan, and investment services.
  • Careers WebsiteCoastal Community Credit Union Careers
  • Description: A global real estate services and investment management company offering services in commercial real estate and investment management.
  • Careers Website: Colliers International Careers
  • Description: Offers a wide array of banking and financial services, including wealth management.
  • Careers Website: HSBC Bank Canada Careers
  • Description: Provides auto insurance and driver licensing services in British Columbia.
  • Careers Website: ICBC Careers
  • Description: One of Canada's largest banks, offering a variety of financial services.
  • Careers Website: RBC Careers
  • Description: A global real estate franchise company, known for its vast network of real estate agents and brokers.
  • Website: RE/MAX
  • Description: Provides a broad range of banking and financial services.
  • Careers Website: Scotiabank Careers
  • Description: An international financial services organization offering insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions.
  • Careers Website: Sun Life Financial Careers
  • Description: Offers financial products and services to personal and business customers.
  • Careers Website: TD Canada Trust Careers
  • Description: The largest community credit union in Canada, offering banking services.
  • Careers Website: Vancity Careers

Management Occupation Organizations

Description: One of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round ferry transportation services on the coast of British Columbia.

Careers Website: BC Ferries Careers

Description: A provincial crown corporation and one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada, responsible for generating and supplying electricity to most of the province.

Careers Website: BC Hydro Careers

Description: FortisBC provides natural gas, electricity, alternative energy, and related services to customers in British Columbia.

Careers Website: FortisBC Careers

Description: A Canadian telecommunications company that provides a wide range of products and services including internet access, voice, entertainment, healthcare, video, and IPTV television.

Careers Website: TELUS Careers

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Description: A Vancouver-based creative agency offering branding, advertising, and design services.
  • Website: 123West 
  • Description: Offers web hosting and internet marketing services, known for its digital marketing solutions.
  • Careers Website: Bravenet Careers
  • Description: A Canadian marketing and communications agency.
  • Careers Website: Cossette Careers
  • Description: A global communications firm focusing on brand and reputation management.
  • Careers Website: Edelman Careers
  • Description: A web design and SEO agency based in Vancouver Island, known for its digital marketing expertise.
  • Careers Website: GeeksOnTheBeach Careers
  • Description: Provides a social media management platform with a focus on marketing tools.
  • Careers Website: Hootsuite Careers
  • Description: A full-service digital marketing and PR firm, known for its comprehensive digital marketing strategies.
  • Careers Website: Jelly Marketing and PR Careers
  • Description: Offers a marketing platform for managing social media profiles.
  • Careers Website: Later Media Careers
  • Description: A creative agency with innovative advertising solutions.
  • Careers Website: Rethink Careers