Human Resources

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Employers are invited to post internship opportunities to Royal Roads University’s job board, CareerRoads, or submit positions by email. Students from Royal Roads University are seeking all experience levels and types of positions for their spring/summer academic internships: COMMUNICATIONS MA in Intercultural & International Communication – July start BUSINESS Master of Global Management – May/June […]

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BC tourism and hospitality employers with fewer than 20 employees can now participate in the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) that is specifically designed for them. go2HR – BC’s tourism human resource association – launched the Small Employer COR (SECOR) Program at its Occupational Health and Safety Breakfast event yesterday. The COR Program is an […]

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Employers, get a head start on summer hiring and register today! Conduct interviews on-site and connect with post-secondary students and experienced employees who are already working and living within the region. go2HR, in partnership with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), is pleased to host a full day tradeshow style event aimed to connect Thompson Okanagan summer […]

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Each BC tourism region will now have a designated go2HR Industry Health and Safety Specialist available to assist tourism and hospitality employers with their occupational health and safety needs. Stephanie will be responsible for businesses and employers in the Thompson Okanagan region. Stephanie Mallalieu and her colleague Mark Gilbert will be available for their specific […]

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go2HR, in partnership with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), is pleased to host a full day tradeshow style event aimed to connect Thompson Okanagan summer employers with skilled end-of-season winter employees, and students with an interest in working in tourism, culinary arts, and hospitality. Date: Mar. 3, 2017 Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Location: 540 Victoria St., […]

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Join WorkBC at their upcoming Job and Career Fair: Date: Monday, January 16th, 2017 Time: 9:30am – 5pm Location: Merritt Civic Center,1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8 We are anticipating the participation of several different companies with some great job opportunities! Don’t miss out!

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Join go2HR at the Student Industry Rendezvous 2017! This is a great opportunity for employers to meet and engage with over 450 enthusiastic, up-and-coming tourism and hospitality students. Rendezvous 2017 offers a setting for “speed networking” roundtables, one-on-one discussions, and a chance to showcase businesses to potential hires. The labour market is tight and this […]

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What makes young workers vulnerable in the workplace? Find out at go2HR’s webinar on the specific workplace health and safety vulnerability issues for Young Workers and Young Supervisors. Join us to: Discover what can go wrong when young workers aren’t trained, supervised or empowered in the workplace; Outline a tool developed by the Institute of […]

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Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years, who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible to apply for funding. The application […]

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Congratulations to Central Kitchen-Bar, Rainbow’s Roost, and Wine Crush Market! They were among a dozen tourism and hospitality small businesses named the top 10 semi-finalists in various categories in the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards! This year, 699 nominations from 72 communities were submitted across the province. The public voted for their favourite small […]

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Exposure to some types of hazardous products can result in health problems for workers. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) provides employers with health and safety information about hazardous products in the workplace. WHMIS first came into effect in 1988 across Canada and was updated in 2015 to reflect a new set of rules […]

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On November 14, 2016, the Canadian Government announced changes to the Express Entry system, effective November 19, 2016. Improvements include awarding points for job offers to eligible candidates already in Canada on Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt work permits, and to international students who completed their studies in Canada. In addition, more time will […]

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Dates and topics: How to report payroll source deductions – Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Completing a GST/HST return – Wednesday, November 23, 2016 T4032 Payroll Deductions Tables – Wednesday, December 7, 2016 How to report payroll source deductions Wednesday, November 9, 2016 The first webinar will benefit employers interested in learning step-by-step how to deduct, […]

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The Winning Pitch - Thompson Okanagan Region

BC’s tourism industry is booming and to support the growing number of visitors we need new, innovative tourism products to increase the competitiveness of the Thompson Okanagan region as a visitor destination. Join a panel of investors as aspiring, young British Columbian entrepreneurs pitch a tourism business idea in hopes of securing financial support and […]

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Date: Nov. 3, 2016 Time: 8:00am – 12:15pm Location: UBC Okanagan (UNC 200 Ballroom) – 3333 University Way, Kelowna This FREE half-day workshop is designed for supervisors, human resources personnel, and those in charge of health and safety and risk management. Presentations and Tentative Agenda: 8:30am – Trends in the Workforce: Progress & Challenges Tracey […]

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Okanagan College

Okanagan College’s Continuing Studies is hosting an information session on the Canada Job Grant specifically for the hospitality & tourism industry. They would like to extend an invitation to you to come join this session to learn about the various opportunities that the Canada Job Grant provides and how this can benefit you to have […]

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In 2014, the BC Government declared September Disability Employment Month in order to celebrate people with disabilities in the workforce and the employers and communities throughout the province who pave the way to support them. As BC’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to grow – and as current labour shortages continue to impact a variety […]

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Silver Star

go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association in collaboration with South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services, City of Penticton and the BC Construction Association will be attending the Newcomers Career Fair in Vancouver on Saturday, September 24, 2016. During this event we will be meeting many enthusiastic job seekers and promoting tourism jobs and careers. […]

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minimum wage, money

In May 2016, the BC Government announced that the minimum wage will be raised in two stages to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth, with the first stage in effect as of September 15, 2016. Effective Sept. 15, 2016, the minimum wage rate will be increased by 40 cents to $10.85 per hour. This […]

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The provincial government just announced that there is $9.6 million in Canada-BC Job Grant funding available. Employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers can apply now for skills training funding with start dates between Oct. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016. The Canada-BC Job Grant is a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the […]

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Join go2HR at its next webinar, September 14, covering the topic of Joint Occupational Health & Safety (JOHS) Committee Effectiveness. We will discuss: Describe the key points of an effective committee Compare characteristics of an effective committee versus a compliant committee List steps to take to reinvent your committee’s image To learn more about the […]

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go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2017 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today (July 14) at the Employers’ Forum in Vancouver, BC. “This is wonderful news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “A decrease […]

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Every year, WorkSafeBC adjusts your sector (Classification Unit)’s base rate, ultimately impacting the amount of premium you pay. You’re invited to attend a Rates Consultation Session on WorkSafeBC’s insurance rates for 2017. Join WorkSafeBC, and other employers in your region, to learn more about the proposed rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, […]

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WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors is seeking feedback on a discussion paper regarding the proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR). The discussion paper, authored by the Policy, Regulation and Research Division (PRRD), includes recommendations resulting from Bill 35 and the Coroner’s inquest to the 2012 Prince George mill explosion (“Lakeland Inquest”). Some […]

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To celebrate go2HR’s revamped Career Explorer, go2HR is giving BC tourism employees the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Visa gift cards. Correctly answer 5 Career Explorer questions in the scavenger hunt for a chance to win! The Career Explorer provides resources that can assist current tourism employees in identifying tourism career paths, and […]

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Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist

Regional HR Specialist hired to tackle local tourism labour market challenges in the Thompson Okanagan region   Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource association, appoints Ginger Brunner as the new Regional HR Specialist. The Regional HR Specialist is a new position created in partnership between go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism […]

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