Mid VI businesses are making waves – locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our region is positioned for rejuvenation, and a prime location for business and innovation. Learn about how these local companies prospered in our region’s burgeoning economy.

Nanaimo based AVIA Media Company continues to thrive

Engineering firm chooses Nanaimo to establish its first Vancouver Island office

Another exciting announcement by the Port of Nanaimo

Mid-Island Entrepreneurs are applying their passion and inspiration to all things including a Market.

Film Community and expertise grows in Nanaimo driven by Film enthusiasts

SRFax an Internet faxing service provider thriving in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Entrepreneurs secure Dragons Den Funding

Harmac mill is thriving, decade after rescue by its employees

Indaba a growing Parksville based company sourcing products around the World for the North American market

Tremain Media in their first year in Nanaimo

Mazzei Electric has over 170 employees and is headquartered in Nanaimo

Hazelwood Group of Companies a Mid-Island success story

Intraworks an Island based data-center serving Canada & Beyond

Barkley Project Group

They have attracted highly-skilled and diverse team members from across the country due to the cost of living and lifestyle on Vancouver Island and the burgeoning clean energy industry in BC.

ImmiCan Law Corp dealing with clients from more than 40 countries

We chose to set up in Nanaimo due to its strategic geographic location. It is right in the center of Vancouver Island, about 20 minutes away from Downtown Vancouver


Environmental Dynamics Inc: “We have a busy office in the Mid-Island for a reason.”

EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. (EDI) is an environmental consulting firm of more than 80 full-time environmental professionals. They chose to open an office in Nanaimo a decade ago for both business and quality of life reasons.

Island Creek Developments: seeing the enormous potential of Mid-Island

Al is so impressed with the Mid-Island that not only has he invested in this new condo development he has also moved his family to the Mid-Island and sees great things happening in the region.


Herold Engineering: completing fish hatchery project in China and more

Herold Engineering incorporated in 1994 has grown into a team of 65 providing consulting civil and structural engineering services with production offices in Nanaimo and Victoria and satellite offices in Fort Nelson and Ucluelet.


Input Logic: a Mid-Island tech success story

With a team of 13 designers and developers, Input Logic creates web and mobile products for companies like NetGear, Lululemon, Nest, Michael Kors, and JYSK. 


Makerspace: alive and thriving in the Mid-Island

Having an active MakerSpace is a draw for the tech, engineering and tinkering community looking for a place to set up shop or move to where there is already an established like-minded community and a place to share and expand on ideas. 


Alkan Air

On September 16, 2017 Alkan Air officially opened its 9,000 square-foot Nanaimo based hangar to serve clients in the region.


Cloudhead Games

Cloudhead Games is a globally recognized, award winning virtual reality games developer, with headquarters located in Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island. We declared the first commercially announced ‘made-for-VR’ game in 2013 as part of a successful Kickstarter campaign.



Resonance Software is a tech company that was founded in 1993. Prior to Resonance the founders ran a company focussed on employee scheduling software. As the business grew they looked for tools to help them scale. They searched for a way to easily schedule employees, track time and calculate gross pay.



Founded in 1986 by two young mechanical engineers, Jim Hogan and Tony Menard, VMAC Global Technology Inc. started as Atom Machine Shop.



Inuktun designs and manufactures remotely operated vehicles and modular robotic systems for use in confined spaces and hazardous environments. With a proven track record of providing visual inspection equipment and tooling to major industry leaders, Inuktun continues to create innovative, high quality technology that is reliable, easily operated and cost effective.


Ethica Strategy

Ethica Strategy, a consulting firm that works with corporate and NGO clients to help advance social and environmental sustainability, has recently opened its second office in the Nanaimo region. This location complements Ethica’s first office opened last year in New Delhi, India.


Coastal Resource Mapping

Nanaimo’s features of affordable living, renown natural environment and access to key clientele, has assisted CRM (Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd.) in attracting key personnel and in growth as a business. Current clientele include several Provincial Ministries and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, who both have local offices.


Island West Coast Developments (IWCD)

IWCD provides Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services for commercial, multi-residential, industrial, infrastructure, and institutional projects across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Located in Nanaimo since inception in 1986, IWCD has established itself as a leader in design-build construction throughout Vancouver Island.


Real Estate Webmasters

Real Estate Webmasters creates technology that helps North American Realtors® generate leads through beautifully designed websites, and convert those leads into sales with CRM software that keeps them on top of their game. Founded in 2004 in Nanaimo, B.C., Real Estate Webmasters has over 60,000 real estate professionals on their platform.