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Who we are
VI Weekly, or Vancouver Island Weekly, was founded in 2016 as a local Mandarin news media.
We published local directories, newspapers, magazines, and online products, bringing considerable benefits and value to both our advertisers and the readers.
We have now become mostly digital and a 'hybrid' business offering local news products and community services to our readers/consumers while at the same time providing community/marketing/consultancy services to local businesses or advertisers.
Please click here to check out our previous publications.
What we do
We now offer the following services to our Chinese readers/consumers:
Local Business Directories
Local living/tourism guides & Settlement services
Int'l student job seekers database
How we can help
Depending on how popular you expect your service/products to become in our ethnic community, we can offer our help in several ways:
Free service: List your business in our local business directory.
Free service: Help release your recruiting message/ad.
Market your business via our newly formed VIW Community Services program. Become a vendor to us, with cost starting from zero.
Customize a tailored marketing & sales plan, if you have higher expectations.
Please see possible questions and answers to them below.
If you have more questions, please Contact Us.
Why do I need to market specifically to this community?
Statistics Canada's 2016 census shows that there are approximately 20,000 Mandarin-speaking Chinese Canadians on Vancouver Island, mainly in Victoria and Nanaimo. However, many Chinese real-estate agents believe that the total Chinese population has in fact reached well over 50,000 when including students and those who live on the Island seasonally as tourists.
That equals to more than HALF of the Nanaimo population! You can now get access to this market with little difficulty and great ease, with assistance from us!
Why is VI Weekly a better Choice?
What if my Chinese customers can not speak English very well?
What if misunderstanding or even dispute arises?
On the product-purchase side, it would be much easier as the purchase and sale process involves less language communications.