TOMORROW! How to Welcome LGBT+ Guests and Employees
Wednesday, Feb 15 | 1pm - 2pm
Join us and discover how to thoughtfully welcome the LGBT+ community to your property. The BCHA will be joined by Loren Christie, Director of Business Development & Strategy at Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), who will outline actionable tactics to create a safe space at your property and showcase how to market your efforts. Beyond the obvious importance of making your property safe for staff, guests, and community members, learn how to tap into the global LGBT+ travel market which spends over US$200 Billion annually.
Register Today! Leadership for Hospitality Professionals
Part of BCHA's Fast Track Your Future Education Series, this six-part, live, online series develops leadership skills including your approach to being a leader, organizational skills, communicating to connect, people skills and how to keep yourself motivated.
Looking for a Rebate? Our Energy Strategist is Ready to Assist!
Are you looking to save money and become more sustainable? Interested in upgrading any of your HVAC system, hot water, boilers, heaters, or any other equipment? If so there may be rebates available and our Energy Strategist, Dylan Tomlin can help you apply on your behalf! Note, rebates can be applied for retroactively so if you have upgraded within the past year you could still save! Reach out to Dylan today.
The province estimated there will be over one million job openings over the next 10 years in it recent Labour Market Outlook; 85% of which are expected to be filled by students and new immigrants. The report concludes that students will make up 47% of the new workforce, while immigrants will increase their share of new employees from 34% to 38% by 2032.
BC Chamber of Commerce Launches Workforce Survey | Take Now
BCCC is seeking feedback through the Addressing the Labour Market Gap Survey to address the acute workforce shortage. Take 10 minutes to add your voice to the development of solutions that aim to improve and innovate employment practices, and inform future program and public policy decisions in BC. Survey closes Feb.24 at 5pm PT.
One billion dollars in new grants will be going to local governments in B.C. to help build community infrastructure and amenities to meet the demands of unprecedented population growth. The Growing Communities Fund will provide a one-time total of $1 billion in grants to all 188 of B.C.’s municipalities and regional districts.
Connect with Job Seekers at Hospitality Management Job Fair
Looking to hire? There are a wide collection of hospitality students eager to meet you at the upcoming Hospitality Management Job Fair! Bliss Hospitality and Cornerstone College are looking forward to hosting the exhibition-style Job Fair, taking place March 25, 2023.
Internation Experience Canada Work-Permit Applications Open
The International Experience Canada (IEC) Program allows youth from around the world to work and travel freely in Canada. This program is now inviting candidates who are in the pools to apply for work permits. If you need support on this, please contact BCHA Workforce Strategist, Alison Langford.
FlyOver Canada Offering 15% Off for ALL Hotel Employees
Have you taken flight on one of Vancouver's most popular attractions? You're in luck! Fly Over Canada is offering 15% off for all hotel employees; simply show your work ID at the ticket office to take advantage.
HVS and STR have released a quarterly report on the Canadian Lodging Outlook. The report outlines occupancy (occ), average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for six major markets.
Elevated commodity prices, a resurgence in tourism, a booming real estate market and many other factors characterize British Columbia’s economy, along with the immeasurable benefit of being the province that many newcomers would like to move to. But a diverse economy also means intense recruitment competition, which, along with high living costs, poses challenges for recruiters.
ITBC has launched a new Employer Speaker Series for BC Tourism employers who want to learn how to attract and retain Indigenous talent. The series involves six sessions which will begin Feb.15 from 12pm-1pm.
Tracy Douglas-Blowers Named President & CEO of AHLA
Congratulations to Tracy Douglas-Blowers on being appointed Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association’s new President and CEO! Tracy is an exceptional leader and tireless advocate for Canada’s hospitality sector. We are delighted to work with Tracy and the rest of the phenomenal AHLA team to pave a positive path forward for the accommodation sector in Western Canada.
Baker Hotel Celebrates New Partnership With Stash Hotels
The Baker Hotel is the newest addition to a fast-growing list of hotels signing up with Stash Rewards! Through the program, guests will receive 1000 welcome points for signing up and will get points for every stay they book at The Baker Hotel.
After Tom Matthew's illustrious 40+ year career in hospitality--11 of those years spent as GM of Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa--he is handing the General Manager baton over to Lisa Jagger! Lisa has seamlessly moved into the role after 3 years as the Assistant General Manager and is looking forward to continuing to improve the exceptional guest experience that the resort is known for. Congratulations Lisa!