Worker Co-operatives

Of the many organizational structures out there, the cooperative is one of the most intriguing to people who are looking for an alternative model that allows for a possibility of: joint ownership community building democratic decision-making/control profit-sharing risk mitigation Not everyone is meant for sole proprietorship or management, and not unlike the recent increase in... Continue Reading →

The Myth of the $15 minimum wage

By Melany Hallam “Assume reality doesn’t exist.” That’s the only thing I took away from the one economics class I sat through as a teenager. Beginner economics studies only one factor at a time – a situation far removed from the reality of our national economy. And this is the idea that I keep coming... Continue Reading →

Upskilling Opportunities

up·skill verb gerund or present participle: upskilling teach (an employee) additional skills. "this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities" (of an employee) learn additional skills. "they will provide grants of up to 75% for staff who decide to upskill"   Canada-B.C. Jobs Grant to provide $7 million for "upskilling" by JOC... Continue Reading →

Green Jobs

A green job, also called a green-collar job is, according to the United Nations Environment Program, "work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute(s) substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality. Specifically, but not exclusively, this includes jobs that help to protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumption through high efficiency... Continue Reading →

New 2016 Census Jobs

Out-of-work Canadians may want to hit up Statistics Canada for a temp job this month, as the data agency is looking to hire 35,000 people for this year’s census. Of those jobs, 1,400 will be at StatsCan’s census operations centers in Ottawa and Gatineau, the agency said on its website. The remaining jobs, mostly for census-takers,... Continue Reading →

Coastal Postings: June 2015 Job Postings

June 2015: 123 postings through Career Link; 69 found elsewhere: Total 192 job postings 239 positions were on offer from all sources we found (the pictochart above reflects this number and by sector) Accommodations 20 Administration & Business Support 1 Agriculture,Animals,Aquaculture 4 Construction 9 Education 30 Finance 2 Food Services 38 Forestry 4 Health Care... Continue Reading →

Powell River has a new Apprentice Advisor

The Sunshine Coast Region and Sea to Sky region has a new Apprenticeship Advisor, Shannon Hanson. Shannon’s main office location is at North Vancouver at the NSMA Office, 211 – 260 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3G7. She can be reached at 604.971.1599 or by emailing her at Part of her role is... Continue Reading →

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