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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:
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years, who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible to apply for funding.
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 Program, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund, offers employers a $2,800 wage subsidy to hire and train eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. The funding helps BC Youth improve existing skills and gain new ones through practical experience and on-the-job-training. Employers conduct their own recruiting and at any time during the recruiting process they may apply for the funding. If the employer and proposed new hire meet the program criteria, they are eligible for the funding.
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