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News Archive | 2017

The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.
Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today on the WorkSafeBC website. “This is great news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “These are substantial decreases - some up to 19%. We look forward to continuing to work with WorkSafeBC and our industry on ongoing education on effective injury prevention and management practices."
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada. The Canadian Tourism Awards have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences.
The Immigrant Services Society of BC is Western Canada’s largest immigrant-serving agency. They are currently designing intercultural competency training opportunities for companies in BC, and would like to get a sense of what diversity-related topics would be of interest to tourism and hospitality businesses and industries.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Duncan, BC -- Marie Seitcher is taking her passion for cooking to the next level with the help of a unique fine dining teaching kitchen run through Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Culinary Arts program.
go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) are planning a trip to Alberta colleges to proactively promote Thompson Okanagan summer 2018 job and co-op opportunities to their tourism, hospitality, culinary and business students. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a head start on the 2018 summer season! When will go2HR and TOTA be in Alberta? Oct. 23-25, 2017 Confirmed attending employers include:
Victoria, August 15, 2017 -- The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission. In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians.
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 Marie-Ève Masse to the new position of Tourism Career Ambassador. As part of the Industry Training team, Marie-Ève will work with BC’s high schools and post-secondary institutions, tourism operators and employees, and different levels of government, to promote tourism training and career opportunities to BC youth and their influencers.
As part of their Adventure Tourism Business Operations course, students need to complete 250 hours of work experience through an approved paid position or an unpaid practicum in order to obtain their diploma.
Your input provides the provincial government with a comprehensive overview of the effects on businesses in both directly affected and unaffected areas. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below: If you work or operate a business in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, please take this survey.