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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


White Spot Wins Award For Putting Employees and Workplace Safety First

Victoria, BC – White Spot Limited has won the coveted 2020 Employees First Award, presented last night at the BC Tourism Industry Conference. The award is sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2020 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and hospitality industry employer … Read More


Krista Bax named go2HR’s New CEO

Vancouver, BC – go2HR — BC’s tourism human resource association — is pleased to announce the appointment of Krista Bax to the role of CEO. Krista is poised to lead go2HR on an exciting new path forward after the organization underwent significant changes last year. Krista has more than 20 years of experience in various … Read More


Morocco Cook Hiring Initiative

Culinary Recruitment International (CRI) provides candidate sourcing of trained cooks and chefs that are eligible for 2-4 year employer specific work permits! All applicants have an experience range of 2-10 years, a culinary diploma, and conversational English skills. CRI’s objective is to be an additional layer to your current recruitment initiatives. CRI focuses on filling … Read More


Employer Health Tax Overview

REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS:  If you were previously paying for your employees’ MSP premiums, you will no longer need to do so effective January 1, 2020. However, if you are an employer with BC remuneration greater than $500,000 in a calendar year, you must register for the Employer Health Tax (EHT) and you may be required … Read More


WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work Research Grant Competition is Now Open

Do you have an idea that could help improve workplace health and safety? WorkSafeBC is pleased to launch their Innovation at Work grant competition, with applications due February 14, 2020. Some of the best solutions start with simple ideas. The WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work research grant can help you develop your idea into a solution … Read More


BC MindReader Survey: Entry Level Jobs in BC

Please take this short, 5-minute survey to tell the BC Chamber of Commerce about your experiences with entry level workers, and what your business needs to access, retain, and develop these workers.


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