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(Vancouver, BC, June 30, 2015) - The British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) is excited to announce the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees. "We are thrilled to once again be inducting some incredible people in our industry,” comments Heidi Romich, Chair BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. “We had a record of 52 nominees this year making a difficult decision for our more than 80 judges to determine this years recipients.”
The Access to Labour: A Discussion with the Tourism Sector session, which is taking place on July 9th at 1pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Malaspina Room 900 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC), will feature representatives from both the federal and provincial governments, along with the Aboriginal Tourism BC, to discuss topics such as the BC Labour Market Outlook, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Express Entry, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Labour Market Partnerships Program, and other education/training supports.
"The event will ignite four-season consumer interest in the 6 regions of the Thompson Okanagan," says Glenn Mandziuk, CEO and President, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). "Vancouver is a key market for the Thompson Okanagan. In order to achieve the objectives of the 10-year Regional Tourism strategy it is necessary to break with tradition on current marketing strategies, dramatically elevate the tourism products available and broaden the mindset of the consumer away from their long standing vision of the Thompson Okanagan Region as simply summer sun and fun." 
British Columbia has hundreds of multicultural organizations and countless businesses and individuals in all corners of the province who work hard to promote multiculturalism and nurture empathy and inclusion.
You are invited to participate with go2HR, in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Paris, in a special online recruiting event on June 23. We are anticipating several hundred participants in attendance from around France. Did you know? As of 2015, French citizens are eligible for a 24-month Working Holiday visa. This is a great opportunity to reach these job seekers through postings on go2HR.ca and a special event website.
Baking (Secondary): Clarissa Roque (middle), Eric Hamber Secondary and trained at Vancouver Community College, Gold Baking (Post Secondary): Austin Granados (middle), Vancouver Community College, Gold
In April 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.7%, which was 0.6% lower than the rate reported in 2014 (7.3%), and still lower than the total labour force unemployment rate (7.1%) reported for April 2015.
In her new role as the Manager, Marketing and Communications, Joyce Lam will be responsible for managing and overseeing go2HR’s corporate and program communications, marketing and public relations, including the go2HR.ca website, database marketing and social media.
Walt Judas is the former Vice President, Marketing Communications, Member Services & Sport for Tourism Vancouver. As part of the senior management team, Walt managed the departments of Member Relations, Sponsorship, Marketing Services, Travel & Trade Media Relations, and Destination Development. He also handled corporate communications and was the organization's primary spokesperson.
Effective April 30, 2015, employers offering a wage to a temporary foreign worker (TFW) that is: