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In June 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 5.5%, which was 0.4% lower than the rate reported in 2014 (5.1%), but still lower than the total labour force unemployment rate (6.5%) reported for June 2015. Overall, employment in the Canadian tourism sector increased during the month with all but one province showing increases in their respective tourism employment rates.
Vancouver, BC, July 9, 2015 - Destination BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC are pleased to open the call for nominations for the 2015 BC Tourism Industry Awards. These awards recognize excellence in the province’s tourism industry. Recipients provide outstanding service, exemplify best business practices and innovative marketing, and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of BC’s tourism industry--which currently generates $13.9 billion in revenue for the province’s economy.
Victoria, BC, July 2, 2015 - The redesigned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is accepting applications again effective July 2, 2015. The PNP has reopened after a 90-day pause that allowed the PNP to be redesigned so the Province could maximize the impact of its allocation of 5,500 nominees from the federal government for 2015. The redesign shifts the program’s focus to high-impact workers and entrepreneurs that bring the PNP into closer alignment with B.C.'s labour market and economic development priorities. 
Vancouver - Representatives from the tourism sector met with the federal and provincial government today to discuss skilled labour initiatives and human resource planning, as part of a series of roundtables being held over coming months with all sectors highlighted in the BC Jobs Plan.
In May 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.3%, which was 0.2% higher than the rate reported in 2014 (6.1%), but still lower than the total labour force unemployment rate (7.1%) reported for May 2015. Overall, employment in the Canadian tourism sector increased during the month with all but two provinces showing increases in their respective employment rates.
(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.

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