Human Resources

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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. With more than 15 years of HR […]

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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? go2HR – BC’s tourism human resource association – invites you to participate in a short survey to gain a better understanding of the labour challenges faced by BC’s tourism […]

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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 […]

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In the tourism industry, we are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to share our love for this breathtaking country with visitors. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, go2HR is putting together 150 reasons why we love working in the BC tourism industry, and they need your input! Share your love for working in BC’s tourism […]

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Your business has been experiencing significant growth in the last two years and you have had trouble finding staff. You’re not alone. As an industry, where and how are we going to find the people to fill the job openings? Join our Regional HR specialist Ginger Brunner at a lunch and learn workshop hosted by […]

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If you are looking to fill positions for the summer, post your openings on go2HR’s job board, BC’s #1 free job board exclusively for tourism and hospitality employers. With nearly 40,000 visits per month, go2HR’s job board reaches an extensive pool of qualified candidates looking for frontline, supervisory, management, or executive positions. It is promoted […]

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The federal government just announced new changes to Express Entry. Effective June 6, 2017, additional points will be awarded to candidates who have strong French language skills. The Express Entry system currently awards points for language ability in either of Canada’s two official languages—English or French. On June 6, 2017, Express Entry candidates with strong […]

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The go2HR Health & Safety team is pleased to offer a webinar covering the topic of working alone in the tourism and hospitality industry. The webinar will: Define what is meant by working alone; Discuss the current trends associated with injury figures for lone workers; Explore how employers and workers can control the risks and […]

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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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