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Vancouver, BC – go2HR – BC’s tourism human resource association – relaunched the revitalized SuperHost, including new and refreshed courses, at Science World today. The event honoured the historical roots of the program, bringing back beloved Expo 86 mascot “Expo Ernie” to celebrate the relaunch!
Small Business BC, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, is delighted to announce a month of FREE education this June. This means you can attend over 30 seminars, webinars, and Talk to the Expert sessions during this month – for free. Whether you are looking to start or grow your business, the educational calendar for the month is stacked with informative and practical sessions that will put your business on the road to success.
Cone Zone season is upon us.  Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up around British Columbia this summer. Thousands of drivers will travel through these “Cone Zones” meaning roadside workers are at greater risk of being injured or killed by a motor vehicle.  Roadside work is a dangerous job. Between 2008 and 2017, 12 roadside workers were killed and 218 were injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.
The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018.
Struggling to hire local service supervisors, managers or other specialized service occupations (e.g. Chefs, Cooks, Bakers, Executive Housekeepers, F&B Supervisors, F&B Managers, etc.)? If so, the Mobilité Francophone stream of the International Mobility program may be of interest to you.
Further to the announcement on February 8 about the revision of general minimum wage in the province, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today the revision of minimum wages for five additional worker groups. These include liquor servers, who will see their wages rise incrementally starting June 1, 2018 to reach at least $15.20 per hour by 2021. The minimum wage for liquor servers currently stands at $10.10 per hour, with the following schedule of increases:
The amendments will allow mothers to start their pregnancy leave, also known as maternity leave, as early as 13 weeks before the expected birth date, up from the current 11 weeks. New parents will also have the option to take a longer unpaid parental leave to care for their new child — resulting in a total of up to 18 months of leave for birth mothers.
BC Employer Training Grant funding is available for training commencing April 4 through August 31, 2018, with applications being accepted starting April 9. Total funding available for this fiscal year is $8 million. Applications to the ETG must be submitted through one of the following three eligible training streams. The streams differ by the type of skills training they support:
Held in Kelowna on March 15, this all-day event hosted thirty tourism employers from around the region and attracted over 250 job seekers, many seeking permanent and seasonal work. The event featured a virtual reality booth, Sun FM airing live on-location, and a live stage where job seekers gained insights into local tourism careers and watched demonstrations including: