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Forbes' 2018 Canada's Best Employers highlights 300 companies operating in Canada that have won the endorsement of their workers. 8,000 Canadians working for large firms and institutions—those with 500 or more employees—in 25 industry sectors were surveyed and asked whether they would recommend their employers on a scale of 0 through 10, with 10 being the most positive. Several tourism and hospitality businesses based in BC made the list this year.
This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the best workplaces and opportunities for young people. They are evaluated by the programs they have to attract and retain young workers, such as tuition assistance benefits and availability of co-op or work-study programs. BC’s Tourism & Hospitality Industry Winners of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2018 are listed below. Click on each winner to see how they scored and why they are being recognized.
Premier John Horgan announced this morning that the minimum wage will be raised to $15 per hour by June 2021, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. The plan to reach $15 an hour provides for an immediate increase of $1.30 an hour on June 1, 2018, to a new minimum wage of $12.65 an hour. Additional increases will take place on June 1 of each year for three more years. Read more at the BC Government News site.
Two teams of post-secondary students from Selkirk College submitted their Winning Pitch concepts and presentations via video earlier this month. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to support the destination development in each host region.
Three teams of post-secondary students from the Vancouver Island region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition on Feb. 3, 2018. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to support the destination development in each host region. This year, teams were asked to develop and pitch a new product or service that supports the development of shoulder- or off-season tourism opportunities in the Vancouver Island region.
On Jan. 30, six teams of post-secondary students from the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to support the destination development in each host region.
For Immediate Release *High-res photo available upon request Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism industry human resource association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorothy Easton to the new position of Policy Analyst.
Update: Jan. 22, 2018 The finalists for the Small business BC Awards have been announced! Congratulations to the tourism and hospitality small businesses who made the list in their respective categories!
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years, who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible to apply for funding.
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.

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