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21.01.2021

January CEO’s Message from Krista Bax

With the start of the new year, I am acutely aware of my own jumble of emotions—a combination of both optimism and intimidation as we face the future. I’m optimistic for the future because we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 virus. I’m hopeful about the vaccination program rollout’s ambitious goal of giving all … Read More

19.01.2021

Funding for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

The application deadline has been extended to February 3, 2021. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies for not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees. This Federal government program is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic … Read More

17.12.2020

Spotlight on the Tourism Vancouver Island Virtual Community Forums

In the summer, go2HR partnered with Tourism Vancouver Island to bring together specific businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry in community roundtables to discuss the challenges of operating through a pandemic. The idea for the community roundtables stemmed from the BC Tourism Resiliency Program. Both Tourism Vancouver Island and go2HR saw the need to … Read More

26.06.2020

WorkSafeBC: Resuming Business Operations in BC in a Healthy and Safe Manner

WorkSafeBC has undertaken several initiatives to support stakeholders to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in B.C. workplaces, including: The development of a COVID-19 Safety Plan app and new resources and protocols Data on injured-worker claims and prevention and enforcement activities, to help track B.C.’s health and safety progress Premium relief for employers impacted … Read More

31.03.2020

Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute Offers Free and Discounted Training

APWASI (Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute) is a Canadian non-profit organization that offers online wine and spirit certifications primarily to those in the airline, cruise ship, hotel, hospitality and restaurant industry, as well as to the general public. APWASI will be making the important Wine Essentials I Course complimentary and introduce discounts for other … Read More

31.03.2020

WorkSafeBC Defers Q1 2020 Payment

We have been informed that WorkSafeBC has decided to allow employers to defer payment of their Q1 2020 premiums by three months. This means employers who report payroll and make payments on a quarterly basis, as well as Personal Optional Protection (POP) coverage holders, can defer payment until June 30, 2020. Employers who report annually … Read More

06.03.2020

White Spot Wins Award For Putting Employees and Workplace Safety First

Victoria, BC – White Spot Limited has won the coveted 2020 Employees First Award, presented last night at the BC Tourism Industry Conference. The award is sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2020 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and hospitality industry employer … Read More

25.02.2020

Krista Bax named go2HR’s New CEO

Vancouver, BC – go2HR — BC’s tourism human resource association — is pleased to announce the appointment of Krista Bax to the role of CEO. Krista is poised to lead go2HR on an exciting new path forward after the organization underwent significant changes last year. Krista has more than 20 years of experience in various … Read More

22.02.2020

Morocco Cook Hiring Initiative

Culinary Recruitment International (CRI) provides candidate sourcing of trained cooks and chefs that are eligible for 2-4 year employer specific work permits! All applicants have an experience range of 2-10 years, a culinary diploma, and conversational English skills. CRI’s objective is to be an additional layer to your current recruitment initiatives. CRI focuses on filling … Read More

03.01.2020

Employer Health Tax Overview

REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS:  If you were previously paying for your employees’ MSP premiums, you will no longer need to do so effective January 1, 2020. However, if you are an employer with BC remuneration greater than $500,000 in a calendar year, you must register for the Employer Health Tax (EHT) and you may be required … Read More


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