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News Archive | 2017

Learn practical knowledge to better navigate BC’s liquor laws and successfully operate your establishment. The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is offering free learning sessions to owners and staff of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Sessions cover a range of topics, including: Updates on recent liquor policy changes Providing safe and responsible service Keeping a licence in good standing Steps to a successful liquor inspection The program will be expanded in the future to include all other licence types.
The BC government has announced that it has banned mandatory high heels in the workplace in a news release on April 7, 2017.
Effective June 6, 2017, additional points will be awarded to candidates who have strong French language skills.
In February 2017, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 6.5%, which is 0.1% lower than the same rate reported in February 2016, and higher than the previous month (January 2017) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.1%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – February 2016/2017
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a prestigious business awards program that recognizes excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process. Several tourism and hospitality businesses based in BC have were listed this year.
Now in its 12th year, BC's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
Anyone charged with staying on top of OHS Regulations can attest to the truth in that. The latest round of changes, set to go into effect on April 3, 2017, will have a direct impact on the way joint health and safety committees operate. Designed to improve the way joint committees function, they give committees and health and safety representatives (H&S reps) increased responsibility and higher accountability. Here’s how the changes could affect your workplace.
Lower Mainland employers can receive up to $6400 in wage subsidy reimbursements for the first 16 weeks on the job when they hire eligible Career Focus participants for full-time positions. Career Focus is a federal youth program designed to launch new grads into their careers by giving employers a financial incentive to onboard a candidate with educational requirements but limited work experience. Already interviewing? Candidates you may be considering could be eligible for the funding.
In January 2017, the unemployment rate[1] in the tourism sector was at 6.1%, which is the same rate reported in January 2016, and lower than the previous month (December 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.2%. Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – January 2016/2017
Effective Sept. 15, 2017, the BC government will increase the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour in accordance with a commitment made in May of 2016. The new rate includes a 20-cent increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price Index (CPI), plus an additional 30 cents. There will also be an identical increase of 50 cents per hour to the liquor server minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.