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Congratulations to the 2018 Canadian Tourism Awards Winners

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 have become the standard of excellence for industry businesses and organizations. The following BC tourism and hospitality businesses and employees have been named the winners of this year’s Canadian Tourism … Read More


FlyOver Canada & Revelstoke Mountain Resort Win Health & Safety Awards

As part of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, tourism employers were invited to nominate an individual or team that had made an outstanding contribution and commitment to safety and health in their workplace. We are pleased to announce that Shane Clarey from FlyOver Canada won the Individual Champion award, while Revelstoke Mountain … Read More


BCIT Students Eager to Help Your Business

If you have a current business problem you’re looking to solve, marketing management students are looking for projects to work on as part of the BCIT Business Consulting Project. This opportunity provides students the chance to work over a 10-week period with an organization to solve a specific marketing problem or challenge. The students work … Read More


Okanagan College Wins Regional Winning Pitch™ Competition in Thompson Okanagan

A student team from Okanagan College School of Business was crowned the winner of the regional Winning Pitch student case competition at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Summit today. Winning Pitch™, organized and presented by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is a post-secondary student case competition. This year, student teams had to develop a … Read More


Is Your Pay Competitive? Tourism Sector Compensation Study Now Underway

Tourism HR Canada is looking for tourism businesses to participate in the 2018 Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation Study—employers from accommodations, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation, and travel services. If you want to attract, recruit, and retain skilled workers for peak performance in your workplace, you need to ensure your compensation package is … Read More


Province tables human rights commission legislation

Victoria, Nov. 1, 2018 — Government has introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission for BC to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians. BC’s former commission was dismantled in 2002. It is currently the only province in Canada that does not have such a … Read More


29 Recommendations for Amendments Made to the BC Labour Relations Code

Victoria, Oct. 25, 2018 — Following consultations with British Columbians, businesses, and labour organizations, an independent report on updating BC’s Labour Relations Code has been made public, as government considers its recommendations. The report, Recommendations for Amendments to the Labour Relations Code, makes 29 recommendations, covering a wide range of topics, such as union certification … Read More




WorkSafeBC Raising Awareness About Impairment in the Workplace

Richmond, B.C. (Oct. 16, 2018) — WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” … Read More

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