CHIEF JOE ALPHONSE AND BRENDA BAPTISTE RECOGNIZED IN B.C.’S HIGHEST HONOUR
A note of congratulations goes out to Chief Joe Alphonse of Tsilhqot’in Nation and Brenda Baptiste Chair of the Board for Indigenous Tourism BC as they are two of the 16 British Columbians to be recognized with BC’s highest honour.
Sixteen exceptional people will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition, Lt. Gov. Janet Austin, chancellor of the order, has announced.
New Health Measures for Interior Health
New health measures introduced for all Interior Health region – August 20, 2021 IH-WIDE – Interior Health (IH) is introducing new public health orders covering the entire Interior Health region to manage COVID-19 activity.
go2HR Labour Market Info Project
go2HR is the human resource and health & safety association for BC’s tourism and hospitality industry. Even before COVID-19, the industry faced some significant human resource challenges. We know those challenges will only increase as we emerge from the pandemic. With funding from the Governments of BC and Canada, go2HR is responding to these challenges by undertaking an ambitious labour market research project.
NOW OPEN TO APPLY
The Tourism Relief Fund, administered by Canada’s regional development agencies and Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), supports tourism businesses, non-profits, and organizations to adapt operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate future growth. With a budget of $500 million over two years (ending March 31, 2023), including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives, and $15 million for national initiatives, this fund will position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe.
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TalentMATCH | Start Hiring Students for Fall Semester
Now’s the time to start hiring students for the fall semester! And if you need a little help, the Student Work Placement Program
(SWPP) offers a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 towards hiring a student.
Tourism HR Canada announced the Propel Program, an exciting new Student Work Placement Program for employers offering paid work-integrated learning opportunities (e.g. co-ops, internships, practicums, mentorships, field placements, or applied projects) in the tourism and hospitality sector.
BC’s permanent paid sick leave | Have your say
Government is developing paid sick leave for employees in B.C., so they are able to stay home when sick or injured, without losing wages, for a set number of days each year.
CONCLUSION OF ALONE CAMPAIGN
The above photo is of our website on the side of the helicopter retrieving the winner of Alone Season 8 in the finale episode aired August 19. The previous episode had over 2.6 million U.S. viewers in one week after air.
Tourism Resiliency Program
FREE Services Available through the Tourism Resiliency Program! The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is a long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19…
Accessibility Corner Access & Inclusion News/Information
Implementing the Accessible British Columbia Act
Next steps in implementing the Accessible British Columbia Act, which was passed into law on June 17, 2021. There will be key actions in four different areas in years one through 10 of implementation: Culture change Requirements for the B.C.
Investing in skills training for B.C.’s workers
In a news release on August 5 Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang announced that “British Columbians whose jobs have been affected due to COVID-19, and people facing barriers to employment, can get new skills training and …
Request for Proposal TRTDI Wi-Fi
Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiative (TRTDI) Project Title: Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiative (TRTDI) Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) is requesting the submission of qualified specialist with proven…
eLearningU | Upcoming Webinars
2021 .. New Year .. New Possibilities .. New Program. This year, in addition to the 50 live webinars and 350+ webinar library members have access to our new Tourism Digital Marketing Certification Program! We also have made it easier for you to…