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News Archive | 2016

Exposure to some types of hazardous products can result in health problems for workers. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) provides employers with health and safety information about hazardous products in the workplace. WHMIS first came into effect in 1988 across Canada and was updated in 2015 to reflect a new set of rules called the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). WorkSafeBC has introduced a new toolbox of meeting guides for employers to use in their safety meetings, including:
In November 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 5.8%, which is 0.5% lower than the rate reported in November 2015, but higher than the previous month (October 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.3%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – November 2015/2016
The federal Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Ministry of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Dec. 13, 2016. One major change will be that the four-year cumulative duration rule will no longer apply, effective immediately. Currently, this rule makes temporary foreign workers ineligible to work for four years after their initial four in Canada. The Government will also continue to develop pathways for temporary foreign workers to gain access to permanent residency.
go2HR is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Employees First Award. This award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and hospitality industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people management practices. The Employees First Award winner and finalists will be recognized at the gala dinner during the 2017 Tourism Industry Conference on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
*Update: We are getting close to full capacity at the Selkirk College Fair! Deadline to register for a booth is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
That’s why the B.C. government, police and ICBC are urging drivers to plan ahead and make smart decisions to get home safely this holiday season. Starting today, CounterAttack roadchecks will be set up by police across the province to keep impaired drivers off our roads throughout December. ICBC is helping to prevent impaired driving this December with an education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and get home safe promotion with businesses, sports facilities and community groups.
The Province provided $140,000 in funding to go2HR, the tourism industry’s human resources association to conduct the Cook Labour Market Analysis Study. The study had input from Restaurants Canada, the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the Industry Training Authority’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector Advisory Group, and the BC Labour Market Information Office.
In October 2016, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 5.3%, which is 0.5% lower than the rate reported in October 2015, but the same rate as the previous month (September 2016) when the unemployment rate also stood at 5.3%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – October 2015/2016
November 14, 2016 - Ottawa, ON - Changes to Express Entry, which will take effect on November 19, are part of a number of improvements the Canadian Government is making on a continual basis to bring changes for a more fair and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class.
Every year the BC Tourism Industry Conference receives a good variety of proposals from industry experts and professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and best practices with the delegates. This year, for the first time, BCTIC is requesting your feedback on the presentation submissions that you feel would be the most interesting and engaging to include in the conference program. You have the opportunity to review the presentation submissions and vote on your favourites in each of the five subject areas:

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