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Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Study

The Conference Board of Canada is conducting a survey as part of a national tourism labour supply and demand study they are conducting for Tourism HR Canada. The study will highlight the most significant issues facing tourism businesses today and into the future, and quantify the degree to which labour issues will, and have already, … Read More


Okanagan College Brings Tourism Training to Revelstoke

With tourism employers across much of BC feeling the pinch when it comes to finding experienced managers, Okanagan College is launching a new applied diploma designed to help students advance their careers in the tourism sector. “I think this program will be extremely valuable to employers, as the co-op terms take place in the busy … Read More


HR Leader Recognized for Lifetime Contribution to BC’s Tourism Industry

BC’s tourism industry has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR, at the BC Tourism Industry Conference, hosted by Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC). “This is an extraordinary award that we don’t normally give out,” said Walt Judas, CEO of TIABC. This special Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for … Read More


Have your say on BC’s employment standards

Until March 31, British Columbians are invited to share their views before government makes changes to BC’s Employment Standards Act. To reflect modern workplaces and to ensure that employment standards are evenly applied and enforced, the Ministry of Labour intends to make changes to the act as early as this spring. The Ministry of Labour … Read More


Accent Inns Wins 2019 Employees First Award

Accent Inns Inc. has won the coveted 2019 Employees First Award sponsored by go2HR, presented last night at the BC Tourism Industry Conference Gala, as part of the 2019 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people … Read More


BCIT Wins Provincial
Winning Pitch™ Title Again!

For the second year in a row, a student team from BCIT’s Tourism Marketing Management Diploma Program was crowned the winner of the provincial Winning Pitch competition at the BC Tourism Industry Conference today. Winning Pitch™, organized and presented by go2HR, is a post-secondary student case competition. This year, student teams had to develop a … Read More


Tourism & Hospitality Businesses named BC’s Top Employers 2019

Kudos to these 2019 BC’s Top Employers! Now in its 14th 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. Employers are evaluated using the same eight criteria as … Read More




2019 Best Workplaces in Hospitality

Congratulations to the following BC tourism and hospitality businesses that made the Great Place to Work’s 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality! Boston Pizza Inc. Cactus Restaurants Ltd.* COBS Bread G Adventures* Hilton JOEY Restaurant Group KFC *Also named Best Workplaces for Inclusion. See the full list of Best Workplace in Retail … Read More

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