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go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to become certified by the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR). As part of their commitment to promote workplace safety within the tourism industry, go2HR is the certifying partner for the COR program in partnership with WorkSafeBC, developing audit tools and supporting tourism operators to achieve their certification. […]

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NexusBC is now accepting applications from employers for the 2018 Vernon Job Fair. Date: Apr. 10, 2018 Time: 10am to 3pm Location: Vernon Lodge Grand Ballroom, Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre, 3914 32nd St. V1T5P1 Last year’s job fair attracted over 35 employers and 550 enthusiastic jobseekers, and this year’s event is expected to be […]

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The challenges that employers face concerning substance use and potential abuse in the workplace have become more complicated. These challenges are particularly complex in remote workplaces in the tourism and hospitality industry, where employees are often alone or unsupervised. Managing off-duty conduct in situations where employees live in employer-provided accommodations throws even more confusion into […]

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go2HR is pleased to bring our Tourism & Hospitality Occupational Health & Safety Summit back to Kelowna on Nov. 17 at the Coast Capri Hotel. The OHS Files: Solving your Mysteries will cover popular health & safety topics for tourism employers. Registration includes a full hot breakfast and opportunity to network from 7:30am – 8:30am. Interactive […]

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The challenges that employers face concerning substance use and potential abuse in the workplace have become more complicated. These challenges are particularly complex in remote workplaces in the tourism and hospitality industry, where employees are often alone or unsupervised. Managing off-duty conduct in situations where employees live in employer-provided accommodations throws even more confusion into […]

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go2HR is pleased to bring our Tourism & Hospitality Occupational Health & Safety Summit back to Kelowna this November. The OHS Files: Solving your Mysteries will cover popular health & safety topics for tourism employers, including: impact of legalized marijuana in the workplace new health and safety committee requirements incident investigation reporting safety of new […]

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Between October 23 – 25, go2HR, TOTA and a small group of regional employers will be visiting Alberta colleges to represent the Thompson Okanagan region and promote summer 2018 job and co-op opportunities to students studying in tourism, hospitality, culinary, business and other industry-related programs. We want to represent you! You don’t need to physically […]

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On Sept. 26, 2017, you are invited to an information session on Support for Recruiting Abroad, hosted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, in collaboration with RIFCB (BC Francophone Immigration Network) and SDECB. This is a great opportunity to learn more about: the candidate pools abroad that may have the skills you are looking for the […]

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The Embassy of Canada in France will host a webinar for employers interested in learning more about Destination Canada, Mobilité francophone, Express Entry and other support available for international recruitment. Session in French: Sept. 13 at 10:00am (EDT) Session in English: Sept. 13 at 11:00am (EDT) To sign up please send your name, title and […]

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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. Your feedback through this 3 minute survey will help […]

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Every day, 26 young workers are injured on the job — that’s one person every 55 minutes. Starting a new job, especially a first job, can be a little scary, but it shouldn’t be dangerous. WorkSafeBC has released the second and final 2017 engagement survey. Help provide better understanding of young workers’ awareness of workplace […]

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Okanagan College is offering a 10-day (60 hours), hands-on refresher course designed to prepare culinary professionals to challenge both the practical assessment and the final written Red Seal exam. Two sessions available: Session 1: Sep. 5-15; 10:30am-5:10pm (Mon-Fri) Session 2: Sep. 18–29; 10:30am – 4:30pm (Mon–Fri) Admission Requirements: Participants must be pre-approved by the Industry […]

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Black Press is hosting Kelowna’s largest career fair hosting over 100 exhibitors on Sep. 14, 2017. Employers and educational institutions are invited to join in recruiting local talent and showcasing your company in the Okanagan at this event. Time: 10am-4pm Location: Kelowna Curling Club The career fair will be heavily promoted in Black Press’ Okanagan […]

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Are you currently struggling to meet the hiring demand of this year’s summer season due to labour shortages and already dreading similar challenges for next summer? 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, […]

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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 Upcoming sessions include: Aug. […]

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When natural disasters like wildfires strike, tourism operators play a vital role in providing information, direction, and guidance for tourists and visitors unfamiliar with BC. On this page, you will find many industry-specific resources available for your use in preparing for emergencies when they occur, including ways to prepare for tsunami, wildfire, flood, wildlife encounters, […]

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Join WorkSafeBC and other employers in your region to learn more about the proposed 2018 rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate. Attendance is free. Kelowna – July 17, 2017 Kamloops – July 18, 2017 Reserve your seat here, […]

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Employers and educational institutions are invited to join in recruiting local talent and showcasing your company in the Okanagan at this event. The career fair will be heavily promoted in Black Press’ Okanagan print and digital publications, as well as on local radio stations. Vendors and their career/education opportunities will have the chance to be […]

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The go2HR Health & Safety team is pleased to offer a webinar on the best practices of workplace accident investigations in the tourism and hospitality industry. Hear from Alex Booth, Adviser with the Employers’ Advisers Office (EAO), on how to simplify and streamline the process to meet WorkSafeBC reporting requirements. The webinar will cover the […]

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Okanagan College is offering a 10-day (60 hours), hands-on refresher course designed to prepare culinary professionals to challenge both the practical assessment and the final written Red Seal exam. Two sessions available: Session 1: Sep. 5-15; 10:30am-5:10pm (Mon-Fri) Session 2: Sep. 18–29; 10:30am – 4:30pm (Mon–Fri) Admission Requirements: Participants must be pre-approved by the Industry […]

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What an exciting time! Not only is it Canada’s 150th birthday, but it’s also Tourism Week! Be part of the celebration: tell go2HR why you love working in #BCTourism by June 11, and be entered to win one of two $150 Visa gift cards! Help showcase the diversity of our tourism industry and the splendour […]

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The new Licensee Education Program will be delivered in Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton from May 30-June 1, 2017.  Offered by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, the education sessions provide licensees with practical knowledge to better navigate BC’s liquor laws and successfully operate their establishment. Two sessions are available each day, please visit the list […]

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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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