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July 2021: CEO’s Message to Industry from Krista Bax

As our summer seasons forges ahead, threads of positive news continue to come our way. So far, in July we’ve learned the date of the US border re-opening, plans for international travel to resume in September and an earlier restart of the cruise season in November. And while the announcements are positive and wisps of … Read More


2022 WorkSafeBC Preliminary Base Rates Announced

WorkSafeBC has just released the preliminary base rates for 2022. We have compiled a list of the preliminary base rates for a selection of tourism and hospitality classification units, along with the 2021 comparison: Type of Business Classification Unit 2022 Preliminary Rate 2021 Rate Percent Change vs. 2021 Campground 761009 $1.48 $1.59 -7% Casino or … Read More


July 2021: CEO’s Message to Employers from Krista Bax

Welcome to the New Normal! After 470 days our state of emergency has ended!  It’s an encouraging sign that the province has entered Step 3 of the restart plan. Let’s not underestimate the role we’ve all played in getting to this point. We’ve all done our part to follow public health orders, stay physically distanced … Read More


June 2021: CEO’s Message to Industry from Krista Bax

Like you, I’m READY to enter the next phase of the BC Restart plan. BC’s tourism and hospitality industry has gone through so much in the last 15 months, and with daily case counts trending downwards, immunization rates climbing and restrictions relaxing, it looks like we are truly moving into the next chapter. As we … Read More


June 2021: CEO’s Message to Employers from Krista Bax

As a Canadian, I was deeply ashamed to learn of the remains of 215 Indigenous children found on the site of a residential school in Kamloops. As a mom, I am horrified and struggled to explain residential schools and their role in our living history to my 9-year son. Last week, I and several go2HR … Read More


May 2021: CEO’s Message to Industry from Krista Bax

As it has been another challenging month, I want to share a really positive experience I had recently that illustrates the depth and breadth of the heart of the tourism and hospitality community which speaks to why we are all working so hard to save this great industry. Our economy has been hit and charities … Read More



May CEO’s Message to Employers from Krista Bax

There are certain small gestures that have an impact far greater than we expect. Case in point, a brief email our health and safety team recently received from one of the participants in our COVID-19 safety plan review service. It’s a key service that we’ve been providing to the industry since early on in the … Read More


Vaccinated? Provincial Health Orders Still Apply

A gentle reminder if you have been vaccinated to still follow all current provincial health orders and guidelines. Employers are required to maintain their COVID-19 safety plan, to continue to prevent workplace transmission. Fully vaccinated staff or staff who have had a prior COVID-19 infection need to continue to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety … Read More


Federal Budget Impacts on Tourism

This has been a busy week for budgets with both the Federal and Provincial budgets released. And there is quite a bit of promising news, with support initiatives to help address tourism workforce recovery efforts, like the extension of the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program that will keep workers attached to employers. We know … Read More

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