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Provincial Health Orders Extended

The news surrounding COVID-19 virus variants in our province continues to keep pandemic preparedness top of mind and currently Dr. Bonnie Henry has extended the provincial order once again. With new variants in our midst, there is no better time to keep your health and safety plans top of mind. Best practice dictates regularly revisiting … Read More


February CEO’s Message to Employers from Krista Bax

Stay the Course February is a month we’re used to celebrating. Plenty of holidays and events tend to fill the calendar– Lunar New Year, Family Day Long Weekend, Valentine’s Day are just a few that help people get through the winter and also deliver substantial economic impact on tourism and hospitality industry. There is no … Read More


Coming Soon! The Talent MATCH Program

Hire a Student? Yes You Can! The Alliance for Arts & Culture, go2HR and the BC Museums Association BC Museums Association have partnered with the Association for Co-operative Education & Work-Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL) to make it easier for you to hire a student this summer. The Talent MATCH program will provide information about available funding … Read More


February CEO’s Message to Industry from Krista Bax

New Year brings New Collaborations, Partnerships There is strength in numbers or so the old saying goes…. As Q1 unfolds, I am feeling energized by the new initiatives and ongoing progression of collaborative projects that the go2HR team has been working on. We are creating some new partnerships and working together to tackle the challenges … Read More


January CEO’s Message from Krista Bax

With the start of the new year, I am acutely aware of my own jumble of emotions—a combination of both optimism and intimidation as we face the future. I’m optimistic for the future because we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 virus. I’m hopeful about the vaccination program rollout’s ambitious goal of giving all … Read More


Funding for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

The application deadline has been extended to February 3, 2021. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies for not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees. This Federal government program is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic … Read More


Spotlight on the Tourism Vancouver Island Virtual Community Forums

In the summer, go2HR partnered with Tourism Vancouver Island to bring together specific businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry in community roundtables to discuss the challenges of operating through a pandemic. The idea for the community roundtables stemmed from the BC Tourism Resiliency Program. Both Tourism Vancouver Island and go2HR saw the need to … Read More


WorkSafeBC: Resuming Business Operations in BC in a Healthy and Safe Manner

WorkSafeBC has undertaken several initiatives to support stakeholders to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in B.C. workplaces, including: The development of a COVID-19 Safety Plan app and new resources and protocols Data on injured-worker claims and prevention and enforcement activities, to help track B.C.’s health and safety progress Premium relief for employers impacted … Read More


Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute Offers Free and Discounted Training

APWASI (Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute) is a Canadian non-profit organization that offers online wine and spirit certifications primarily to those in the airline, cruise ship, hotel, hospitality and restaurant industry, as well as to the general public. APWASI will be making the important Wine Essentials I Course complimentary and introduce discounts for other … Read More


WorkSafeBC Defers Q1 2020 Payment

We have been informed that WorkSafeBC has decided to allow employers to defer payment of their Q1 2020 premiums by three months. This means employers who report payroll and make payments on a quarterly basis, as well as Personal Optional Protection (POP) coverage holders, can defer payment until June 30, 2020. Employers who report annually … Read More

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