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About Us

With over 35 years in business, NIEFS is a cornerstone in communities, building extensive partnerships with businesses, other agencies, communities and individuals across the Vancouver Island North region. These partnerships are integral to our ability to assist people to build self-sufficiency through active and sustainable participation in the labour market and assist employers to hire the right people, with the right skills at the right time contributing to a strong, resilient and healthy community.

As a leader in workforce development and the primary employment agency in the Vancouver Island North region, NIEFS has been nominated for Non-profit of the Year and Business of the Year and recognized with the Diversity Leadership and Business of the Year (26-49 employees) award by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction. NIEFS has also received provincial recognition as Career Development Organization of the Year by the BC Career Development Association and Employment Organization of the Year by the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training.

Our culture is one of professional excellence, mutual respect, collaboration and commitment to people and community which is demonstrated through our Gold Certified Career Development Agency by the BC Career Development Association.