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05.03.2016 The Canada Job Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016/17 fiscal year Employers will be able to apply for funding as of April 22 for skills training with start dates from April 22 to September 30, 2016. Existing streams have been expanded to benefit more employers and British Columbians. Information on eligibility criteria and the application process is available on the Canada Job Grant page on WorkBC.ca. Funding covers tuition and training fees, mandatory student fees, textbooks, software and other required training materials, and examination fees.
04.08.2016 Turbine, generator contract for Site C awarded Reaching what the province calls another milestone in construction of Site C, BC Hydro is awarding the $470-million contract for work on turbines and generators to Voith Hydro Inc.
12.16.2015 Work Sharing Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers.
12.16.2015 Funding: Canada Summer Jobs 2016 Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
12.11.2015 2015 Industry HR Snapshot This fall, 36 oil and gas companies, representing between 63,000 and 83,000 workers from across Canada, were surveyed about the current workforce challenges they are facing in today's economic climate. Here's what they had to say: