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The Embassy of Canada in France will be participating in the first Salon du PVT (Working Holiday Fair) in Paris on September 10. There are already more than 600 participants registered for the fair, 70% of whom are interested in Canada and 36% of whom already have their open work permit. These work permits do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and permit holders are ready to come to Canada to work for you!
Through WorkBC and its network of service providers, hospitality employers in the Lower Mainland can gain access to a pool of candidates who may possess the skills and flexible schedules that are suitable for a variety of roles in the industry. Recognizing that each business has unique challenges and job requirements, WorkBC staff will work with each employer to ensure candidates are screened according to their job description and specific hiring needs.
A number of changes have been proposed for the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, including regulatory changes to the joint health and safety committees. If you have feedback regarding any of the proposed changes, attend an upcoming WorkSafeBC public hearings or send a written submission.
In June 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 4.8%, which is 1.6% lower than the rate reported in June 2015, and lower than the previous month (May 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.2%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – June 2015/2016
Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to welcome six tourism industry professionals to its board of directors. These directors were elected at go2HR’s Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2016. go2HR would like to welcome the following board members:
Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2017 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today at the Employers’ Forum in Vancouver, BC.
In the event of a disruption in postal service or unforeseeable delays from Canada Post as early as July 2, go2HR will hold all non-essential items that would normally be sent using Canada Post. If you have ordered a printed Serving It Right or Special Event Server certificate card, it will be held in the event of a postal service disruption. Please contact us if you require immediate assistance regarding your certificate. You can also download and print a copy of your certificate by logging into your account.
In May 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 6.2%, which is 0.1% lower than the rate reported in May 2015, and lower than the previous month (April 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.8%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – May 2015/2016
Employers can receive up to $50,000 through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to help improve accessibility in your workplace. Until July 26, 2016, the EAF is accepting applications for funding from businesses and organizations through its Workplace Accessibility Stream and Community Accessibility Stream. If you are a business with less than 100 employees or a community-based employer, you may be eligible for funding from the Workplace Accessibility Stream to help remove barriers to accessibility in your workplace through:
The go2HR job board is the leading tourism-only job board in BC and we strive to continue improving its quality to better serve our industry. Therefore, we recently launched the following updates to our job board: Un-publish/Re-publish Your Jobs To un-publish a job posting, select the unpublished option at the bottom of your job posting. To re-publish an old job posting, select the active option at the bottom of your job posting. Job Status

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