What is the population of Nanaimo?

According to 2006 Census information, the population of Nanaimo is 78,692 and has increased considerably since then.


What is the unemployment rate in Nanaimo?

7.7%, as of April 2010.


I am thinking about moving to Nanaimo, what kind of information about this City can you provide me with?

We would be happy to send you a package suited to your specific needs with information on such things as local infrastructure, health care, education and major employers.


I am starting a business, how can your office help me?

You can schedule a one-on-one interview to provide you with custom information to assist with your business planning needs. To arrange an interview, call 250-755-4465.


Can I join the Nanaimo Economic Development Commission?

Members of the Nanaimo Economic Development Commission are appointed for 3-year terms, with the current term ending on 2012-MAR-31. To view the Economic Development Commission 2010 Bylaw, click here.



How many businesses are in Nanaimo?

As of May 2010, there were 5,526 business licences issued in Nanaimo.


What is the difference between Tourism Nanaimo & Destination Nanaimo?

Destination Nanaimo is the tourism marketing arm of the City of Nanaimo. Destination Nanaimo fulfills the responsibility of marketing Nanaimo to visitors as a year-round tourist destination by implementing media campaigns and attracting and hosting out-of-town travel media and tour operators. Tourism Nanaimo is a not-for profit membership based organization that is responsible for managing such as visitor information through the Tourism Nanaimo website and Visitor Information Centre, local media support, along with the developing and distributing informational material such as the official Nanaimo Visitor Guide.


Where can I pick up visitor guides, brochures and other Nanaimo tourism-related information?

Tourism Nanaimo's main offices are located at 2290 Bowen Road and a downtown information centre is located at 150 Commercial Street.