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In her new role, Trina will take on oversight for the Industry Health & Safety Program and team, including the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program, with a particular focus on increasing engagement with tourism and hospitality employers and ensuring that the programs continue to meet their evolving needs.
Employer compliance system and fee Starting February 21, 2015, employers hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will be required to submit information about their business or organization, the Offer of Employment form, and pay a fee to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
With the Canada-BC Job Grant, you can now help offset the costs of training for new or current employees by receiving a grant for up to two-thirds of the training cost. What is the Canada-BC Job Grant? The Canada-BC Job Grant is a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees.  By helping employers like you invest in your workforce, the grant helps ensure staff have the training they need so that your business succeeds.
In December 2014, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6%, which was 0.3% lower than the rate reported in 2013 (6.3%). Employment in the Canadian tourism sector overall increased during the month with Prince Edward Island (-7.2%) and Newfoundland (-1.9%) having the most significant increase in employment.
Removal of Exemptions: By September 15, 2015, exemptions will be removed and a number of new licensees, managers, sales and service staff will have to have SIR certification, including those in:
We will be attending the following career events: Event Date Time Location Okanagan College Business Expo & Employment Fair February 4 10:00 - 3:00 Okanagan College, Kelowna UBC-Okanagan February 5 9:30 - 2:30 UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna Royal Roads University Career Development Day February 17
Opportunities include: Guest Speaker: Having someone from your staff come in and talk about their place of business is an amazing resource for students. Students can hear firsthand from someone in the field about the education, skills and attitude they will need to be successful in a given profession. Presentations can be as simple as, "This is who I am and this is what I may do on any given day". (Duration: open)
January 6, 2015, VICTORIA - BC has introduced a new immigration stream under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) called Express Entry British Columbia. This new stream will work in tandem with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) new Express Entry application system, introduced on Jan. 1, 2015, allowing eligible applicants to receive priority processing of both their BC PNP application, and if nominated, their permanent residence application.
Eligible apprentices enrolled in programs administered through the Industry Training Authority may qualify for up to $6,500 in tax credits over a four-year apprenticeship program. Employers may qualify for up to $13,500 in tax credits as their apprentice progresses. “British Columbia’s job market creates a strong demand for skilled workers,” said Premier Christy Clark. “Extending these credits will provide long-lasting benefits for employers and skilled trades workers and help fuel the skilled workforce we need to keep BC’s economy moving.”
Our Occupational Health & Safety Program Fundamentals contest is now closed and we would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners: iPad Air winner: Darcey Horn Billy Barker Casino $50 Visa Gift Card winners:  

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