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One of the first steps to becoming COR-certified is to identify an internal Certificate of Recognition (COR) program champion who will lead the process for your organization and become a knowledgeable resource about the COR process. The COR Internal Auditor is an employee of a company who completes the auditor training for the purpose of […]

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The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018. During NAOSH Week, employers are encouraged to organize some activities within your […]

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Struggling to hire local service supervisors, managers or other specialized service occupations (e.g. Chefs, Cooks, Bakers, Executive Housekeepers, F&B Supervisors, F&B Managers, etc.)? If so, the Mobilité Francophone stream of the International Mobility program may be of interest to you. On June 1st 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented the Mobilité Francophone stream […]

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A group of hospitality businesses in Osoyoos, B.C., wants to bring an oil field work camp to the South Okanagan to house seasonal hotel and motel workers. The 49-bed camp is currently in Fort McMurray, Alta., and would be trucked to Osoyoos at a cost of approximately $100,000, said Watermark Beach Resort General Manager Ingrid Jarrett. “They are single […]

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Further to the announcement on February 8 about the revision of general minimum wage in the province, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today the revision of minimum wages for five additional worker groups. These include liquor servers, who will see their wages rise incrementally starting June 1, 2018 to reach at least $15.20 per […]

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What are some current tourism labour market trends in BC? How can I be an employer of choice? Where can I find resources to help me recruit and retain good staff? Where do I start when it comes to setting up my health and safety program? Where can I turn for help to train my […]

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There are only a few spots left at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Job Fair! Register for a booth before they’re sold out and fill your summer positions. Here are three reasons why you should attend: Gain exposure for your business with Sun FM broadcasting live on location. Meet lots of enthusiastic job seekers! Our job […]

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Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair Register Your Business Today for a Booth at the Upcoming Job Fair – March 15th Kelowna BC Get a head start on your summer hiring! Showcase your business and attract job seekers at the Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair, the largest tourism and hospitality career fair in the […]

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How did you find one of your first jobs? Many of us who are over the age of 40, found those important first time positions through family, friends, a local ad or an ad in the newspaper. I remember my first real job (as in not working for my dad), happened because I actually walked […]

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go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) are pleased to host the largest tourism and hospitality career fair in the Thompson Okanagan region. This interactive all-day event will be open to the general public and feature a stage with live demonstrations by local industry professionals to help educate and inspire job seekers. Date: Mar. […]

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We are nearly sold out of employer spots at this year’s Student Industry Rendezvous! Over 400 students from 10 different post-secondary schools with tourism and hospitality programs will be attending – will you be there to connect with them and tell them about all the great opportunities to work with you? We have a couple […]

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Are you struggling to fill all your open positions? Worried about not meeting the hiring demand of the upcoming season? It’s not just you – many tourism employers in British Columbia are facing the same challenges you have. For this purpose, go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have put together videos to showcase why […]

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go2HR and TOTA are planning a Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair on March 15, 2018 in Kelowna, and we want you to be a part of it! This all-day event will be open to the general public and a great opportunity for employers  to promote summer 2018 job opportunities to job seekers who are […]

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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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