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Each year the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP) holds a case study writing competition on a selected topic. Each member country sends two students and their teacher to an international conference in Europe. At this meeting, each team presents their case study and meets students and teachers from all GTTP member countries. The topic for 2015 is “Adventure Tourism and Sustainability”
“It’s appropriate that this award is called Employees First because that’s very much our philosophy,” says Suzanne Allemeier, Residence Inn’s General Manager. “We believe in putting employees first and treating them with the same courtesy and consideration with which we expect them to treat our guests.” The Residence Inn’s HR strategy is built on four pillars:
Effective today, the BC government is implementing a 90-day pause on new applications to most categories of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP will begin accepting new applications in July 2015 with an improved application process and updated program criteria.
In February 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.4%, which was 0.6% higher than the rate reported in 2014 (5.8%). Employment in the Canadian tourism sector overall increased during the month, with Prince Edward Island (9%)and Newfoundland & Labrador (3.8%) having the most significant increases in employment.
The government is committed to reasonable and predictable yearly minimum wage increases linked to BC CPI. Going forward, from 2016 onward, the minimum wage will be determined using a formula calculated upon the percentage the BC Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in the previous calendar year. In years where there is a negative CPI change, the minimum wage would stay the same.
In January 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.4%, which was 0.2% lower than the rate reported in 2014 (6.6%). Unemployment in the Canadian tourism sector overall increased during the month, with Prince Edward Island (3.1%) and Manitoba (2.5%) having the most significant increase in unemployment. Compared to January 2014, the food & beverage services, recreation & entertainment, and transportation industry groups recorded lower unemployment rates.
The Canadian Tourism Awards are the standard of excellence for the nation's travel industry, showcasing our country's best tourism products, services and experiences. They honour the people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. Winners will be announced at the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala  on December 2, 2015. Don't miss out on your chance to be recognized by your travel industry peers! Submit your nomination today in one of the following 13 categories:
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. Learn more on our Canada BC Job Grant section.

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