go2hr’s Tourism & Hospitality Safety Summit – Register Today

go2hr, BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource association, is pleased to host the industry’s 3rd annual Occupational Health & Safety Summit on August 21, 2014 in Richmond. This year’s theme is “Understanding the dynamics between age and workplace health and safety.” In this interactive one-day session, speakers will provide trends and stats on workplace injuries related to the young and older workforce, dispel myths about the different generations, and share industry-specific strategies and tactics regarding injury prevention and return to work for these two demographics.

Throughout the workshop, tourism employers will also learn about:

• the proposed changes to their sector’s annual WorkSafeBC base rates;
• incident and injury trends and stats within the industry; and
• updates on go2hr’s Industry Health and Safety program, including the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

For more information or to register for the Occupational Health & Safety Summit, please visit go2hr.ca/2014summit.

Temporary Foreign Workers Webinar offered by Chamber

For employers to better understand the specifics of the new TFW program and its expected impacts, the Canadian Chamber is hosting a webinar on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.   The presenter will be Colin Spencer James, Director, Program Policy & Design, at the Temporary Foreign Worker Directorate at Employment and Social Development Canada.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • New high-wage and low-wage categories
  • Additional information that is required for the new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • The cap on low-wage TFWs per employer
  • Changes to the program for certain sectors in areas of high unemployment
  • Changes to the length of time TFWs can be in Canada and to the work permit durations
  • Increases in fees for LMIAs
  • Transition plan requirements for employers
  • Other changes to consider before applying to the program

Participants on the webinar will be able to ask questions to better understand how the new program will work.

Please join the webinar on July 29!   Visit this link to register



Visitor Centre Summer Update

Malley (left ) and Lindsay (right) showcase some of the new retail products in the Visitor Centre

Malley (left ) and Lindsay (right) showcase some of the new retail products in the Visitor Centre

As the summer solstice and longest day of the year has now come and gone the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre has been amping up its services for the season. The Visitor Centre is now open seven days per week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You may have also noticed a few new faces at the downtown and airport visitor centre locations. Continue reading