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In December 2015, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was 5.8%, which is 0.3% lower than the rate reported in December 2014, and lower than the previous month (November2015) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.3%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – December 2014/2015
In November 2015, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was 6.3%, which is 0.3% lower than the rate reported in November 2014, but higher than the previous month (October 2015) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.8%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – November 2014/2015
Our national partner, Tourism HR Canada invites all tourism employees, business owners, educators, students, policy makers and others involved in the industry to participate in their annual survey of partners and stakeholders. Our industry is constantly transforming and innovating to keep up with the latest demands and an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Your input will help THRC focus on the areas of greatest concern for members of the Canadian tourism family. Click here to complete the survey.
British Columbia is expected to lead the country in economic growth in 2016. Although British Columbians are front of the line for those job opportunities, we know that economic immigration will play a role in meeting the labour demands of our diverse, strong and growing economy. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the Province’s only direct economic immigration tool for bringing in new British Columbians to assist in filling the nearly one million job openings due to retirements and economic growth.
Students are introduced to the hospitality industry and develop their workplace skills through group and individual learning activities. The technical industry training is delivered through a combination of classroom training and job shadowing with an employer.  Industry certificates plus job search and employability skills support help students prepare for entry into the workforce.  
The well-established Professional Cook Training Program has been a cornerstone of Selkirk College’s hospitality training for decades. Students interested in culinary careers have been taking the Professional Cook 1 and Professional Cook 2 levels that are based out of Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus which has equipped them with the knowledge and skills for gainful employment.
Okanagan College Media Release Destination Osoyoos and Okanagan College are partnering to deliver Passport to Employment – an innovative program that aims to grow the food, wine and tourism industry by providing free, hands-on training to high school students in Osoyoos and Oliver.
On January 1, 2016, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No. 2), 2015 (Bill 35) introduced a number of changes focused on expanding the role of joint occupational health and safety committees in workplace safety, and adding a new type of incident for employers to report.
Vancouver Community College (VCC) is now offering a part-time Workplace Entry Professional Cook Apprentice program. The new program allows apprentices to go to school for two days a week while having the ability to work the remainder of the week.
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