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September 28, 2016 – Vancouver: Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and Insurance Bureau of Canada will open nominations and voting for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards competition on October 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM PST.
On September 20th, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources (HUMA) released its much anticipated report and recommendations from its recent study of Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Here is the link to the official Government of Canada statement.
In July 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 4.7%, which is 0.6% lower than the rate reported in July 2015, and lower than the previous month (June 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 4.8%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – July 2015/2016
In the event of a disruption in postal service or unforeseeable delays from Canada Post as early as August 29, go2HR will hold all non-essential items that would normally be sent using Canada Post. FOODSAFE by Distance Education packages will be sent via courier services. Shipping and handling fees may be subject to an increase for cost-recovery purposes.
The Embassy of Canada in France will be participating in the first Salon du PVT (Working Holiday Fair) in Paris on September 10. There are already more than 600 participants registered for the fair, 70% of whom are interested in Canada and 36% of whom already have their open work permit. These work permits do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and permit holders are ready to come to Canada to work for you!
Through WorkBC and its network of service providers, hospitality employers in the Lower Mainland can gain access to a pool of candidates who may possess the skills and flexible schedules that are suitable for a variety of roles in the industry. Recognizing that each business has unique challenges and job requirements, WorkBC staff will work with each employer to ensure candidates are screened according to their job description and specific hiring needs.
A number of changes have been proposed for the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, including regulatory changes to the joint health and safety committees. If you have feedback regarding any of the proposed changes, attend an upcoming WorkSafeBC public hearings or send a written submission.
In June 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 4.8%, which is 1.6% lower than the rate reported in June 2015, and lower than the previous month (May 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.2%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – June 2015/2016
Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to welcome six tourism industry professionals to its board of directors. These directors were elected at go2HR’s Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2016. go2HR would like to welcome the following board members:
Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2017 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today at the Employers’ Forum in Vancouver, BC.

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