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Vancouver, BC – Landsea Tours & Adventures has won the coveted 2017 Employees First Award, while Yolanta Malkovska from 8th Generation Vineyard took home the Customer Service Award, presented last evening at the BC Tourism Industry Awards Gala in Victoria. Both awards are sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2017 Tourism Industry Awards hosted by Destination British Columbia. The Employees First Award
Sea To Sky Air: Premier's People's Choice Central Kitchen - Bar: Best Employer Rainbow's Roost: Best Community Impact Rocky Point Ice Cream: Best Company Jan. 23, 2017 Update: The Small Business BC Awards has named their top 5 finalists in each category, and we are pleased to announce that the following tourism and hospitality small businesses were listed:
The team from Royal Roads University’s Bachelor of International Hotel Management Program was announced as the winner of this year’s provincial Winning Pitch competition with their “Connect to Adventure” business plan at the BC Tourism Industry Conference today.
The 1st Annual Tourism Kamloops Hospitality Awards presented by the Kamloops Blazers were a huge success, and go2HR is proud to have been a part of this incredible initiative by sponsoring the Attraction Services Leader category!
go2HR shared the news that WorkSafeBC is requesting stakeholder feedback, following on from the implementation of interim policies for the COR Program in 2016. COR is a voluntary certification program that encourages employers to take the “best practice” approach to health and safety in the workplace. Eligible small and large tourism employers that are registered in the program and achieve COR are then able to receive a financial incentive.
Employers are invited to post internship opportunities to Royal Roads University's job board, CareerRoads, or submit positions by email.
Actiris, the international placement service run by the Brussels public employment service, is offering the opportunity to post positions in catering (food and beverage), tourism and hotel sectors for a special International Job Dating event on March 10.
Forbes just announced their list of Canada’s best employers for 2017. Congratulations to all the tourism and hospitality employers in BC who made the list!
The unemployment rate for British Columbians with disabilities is significantly higher than that of non-disabled people. This year, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) will recognise a BC employer who has demonstrated excellence in the hiring and employing of people with disabilities. They will also recognise an outstanding employee with a disability who has exhibited exceptional skill or accomplishments in their work.  The Outstanding Employer Award will be given to an employer nominated by ONE of their employees with a disability.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) announced that the Provincial Immigration Programs Act and its corresponding regulations were brought into force on February 1, 2017.  The Act enables BC to meet its economic development priorities by providing a legislative framework to select newcomers through the BC PNP.  

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