Are YOU taking advantage of the Single Parent Employment Initiative?

The Single Parent Employment Initiative removes barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance, providing them with the training and supports they need to secure long- term and sustainable employment. Beginning September 1, 2015, single parents on income or disability assistance became eligible for: Up to 12 months of funded training for an... Continue Reading →

Water Cooler Blog February 2016 : Discrimination in the workplace

by Melany Hallam QUESTION: Do you currently experienced discrimination in the workplace? Yes/No ---------- Discrimination. I’m against it. Kind of an obvious statement, right? If you asked anyone, they’d likely say the same. But discrimination can be subtle, as well as unintended and unrecognized. In order to be fair to everyone in your workplace, first... Continue Reading →

Winter Resort Jobs

It's the first day of Autumn, and folks are starting to think about applying for winter resort jobs. Here is an article on some sweet Ski Resort jobs http://www.skinet.com/ski/galleries/10-best-jobs-ski-industry Here are some leads for ski resort jobs in BC Hub site: Go2HR https://www.go2hr.ca/jobboard?keys=ski&location=®ion=All&company=All&status=All§or=All&gclid=CIu8sIbajcgCFRRcfgodppoI_A always check Indeed http://ca.indeed.com/Ski-Resort-jobs-in-British-Columbia    Mount Washington Resort (Vancouver Is.) https://www.mountwashington.ca/hr/ Whistler/Blackcomb http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/employment Ski White Water... Continue Reading →

Site C Dam Work Available

Work camp will eventually house 2,200 construction workers Link to this CBC news story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/work-begins-on-massive-work-camp-for-site-c-dam-1.3227002 Work is about to begin in Northeastern B.C. on a massive work camp to house thousands of workers coming to build the Site C hydroelectric dam. When it is completed, the camp on the northern bank of the Peace River will... Continue Reading →

New Program for Single Parents on Income or Disability Assistance

Are you a single parent on income or disability assistance? More info: http://www.sdsi.gov.bc.ca/programs/spei.html#08 Effective September 1, 2015, the following changes will be made to existing income assistance policy and employment programming to support single parents on income and disability assistance find and secure long-term sustainable employment. Expansion to the current Employment Program of BC (EPBC) to... Continue Reading →

VIU’s Early Childhood Education Program

The Powell River campus of Vancouver Island University (VIU) is rolling out an Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) program that will train people to enter the workforce as early childhood educators. The program will be starting in September 2015. This week, on April 1st and 2nd the university will hold three information sessions to... Continue Reading →

Agriculture in Powell River Now

Powell River, BC has always been agriculturally inclined. Even the Powell River (Paper Mill) Company modeled the Townsite on the Garden City Movement, that was "grounded in basic respect for the humanity of the individual worker and their family" and followed these 4 rules: The town was to be entirely preplanned. Homes for employees and... Continue Reading →

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