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News Archive | 2017

Help WorkSafeBC better understand young workers' awareness of workplace health and safety issues. Please share this short survey with your young workers and encourage them to complete it by June 30, 2017. Survey link: http://www.madesurveys.ca/worksafebcsurvey.html
Okanagan College is offering a 10-day (60 hours), hands-on refresher course designed to prepare culinary professionals to challenge both the practical assessment and the final written Red Seal exam. Two sessions available: Session 1: Sep. 5-15; 10:30am-5:10pm (Mon-Fri) Session 2: Sep. 18–29; 10:30am - 4:30pm (Mon–Fri) Admission Requirements:
The week of May 28 to June 3 is Tourism Week in Canada and it aligns tourism organizations, businesses and other partners from across the country around a common vision: a tourism sector recognized for its contribution to the Canadian economy.
go2HR is pleased to announce that Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing and Revelstoke Mountain Resort have become certified with the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program. The COR program is an audit-based incentive program that rewards employers for going beyond the legal requirements for health and safety in the workplace. Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing becomes the first company in the HeliCat industry to receive their certification. Click here for the full press release.
For Immediate Release*High-res photo available upon request Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism industry human resource association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arun Subramanian to the position of Director, Industry HR Development. Arun will lead the development and implementation of industry recruitment and retention strategies and tactics in alignment with the BC Tourism Labour Market Strategy.
In a tight labour market, what are you doing to recruit and retain staff? What is working and what are some of your staffing pain points? We invite you to participate in a short survey to gain a better understanding of the labour challenges faced by BC’s tourism and hospitality industry. Your input will help us identify opportunities to better provide HR-related support for tourism employers in BC. https://go2hr.ca/business-survey
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

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