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go2HR is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Employees First Award. This award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and hospitality industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people management practices. The Employees First Award winner and finalists will be recognized at the gala dinner during the 2017 Tourism Industry Conference on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
Kootenay Rockies Tourism, in partnership with go2HR, the College of the Rockies, and Selkirk College, invites you to join us at two career fairs in March 2017. New this year will be an exclusive “Tourism & Hospitality” section, with a cohesive décor highlighting the region’s prime employers. Join us by exhibiting your business in this section, where you can meet and interview local, skilled up-and-comers on site, and hire them for your upcoming summer season or for the long term.
That’s why the B.C. government, police and ICBC are urging drivers to plan ahead and make smart decisions to get home safely this holiday season. Starting today, CounterAttack roadchecks will be set up by police across the province to keep impaired drivers off our roads throughout December. ICBC is helping to prevent impaired driving this December with an education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and get home safe promotion with businesses, sports facilities and community groups.
The Program, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund, offers employers a $2,800 wage subsidy to hire and train eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. The funding helps BC Youth improve existing skills and gain new ones through practical experience and on-the-job-training. Employers conduct their own recruiting and at any time during the recruiting process they may apply for the funding. If the employer and proposed new hire meet the program criteria, they are eligible for the funding.
The Province provided $140,000 in funding to go2HR, the tourism industry’s human resources association to conduct the Cook Labour Market Analysis Study. The study had input from Restaurants Canada, the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the Industry Training Authority’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector Advisory Group, and the BC Labour Market Information Office.
In October 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 5.3%, which is 0.5% lower than the rate reported in October 2015, but the same rate as the previous month (September 2016) when the unemployment rate also stood at 5.3%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – October 2015/2016
November 14, 2016 - Ottawa, ON - Changes to Express Entry, which will take effect on November 19, are part of a number of improvements the Canadian Government is making on a continual basis to bring changes for a more fair and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class.
Every year the BC Tourism Industry Conference receives a good variety of proposals from industry experts and professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and best practices with the delegates. This year, for the first time, BCTIC is requesting your feedback on the presentation submissions that you feel would be the most interesting and engaging to include in the conference program. You have the opportunity to review the presentation submissions and vote on your favourites in each of the five subject areas:
BC’s tourism sector has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. As such, Destination BC continues to evaluate its role in industry training delivery to ensure it is meeting the current and future needs of the growing and valuable industry. Destination BC recognizes customer service training, such as WorldHost Training Services, is vital to the success of BC’s tourism industry and in creating remarkable experiences for our guests. Therefore, Destination BC wants to ensure that WorldHost can increase its relevance, accessibility and effectiveness.
go2HR is always out and about attending job and career fairs throughout the province. We invite tourism employers to join us at our booth to promote jobs and careers in our industry. There is no cost to you and you are welcome to bring along promotional material. This is also a good opportunity to speak to students about not only opportunities in BC’s tourism industry as a whole, but your current job openings and seasonal hiring as well.

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