Human Resources & Education

Covering training, career development, higher education and all human resources issues in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

New study finds precarious employment pervasive in B.C. job market

CCPA, SFU “precarity” survey documents erosion of standard job numbers, benefits in the province

Companies challenged by labour shortage seek to recruit, retain Indigenous workers

Increased interest in Indigenous-focused workforce training comes at a time when corporate Canada is more invested in issues of diversity and inclusion

Activist investor wants Parkland to sell or spin off Burnaby refinery

A U.S. activist investor has set its sights on Calgary-based Parkland Corp., urging the fuel retailer to consider selling or spinning off its Burnaby, B.C., refinery. New York-based Engine Capital...

Report urges province to get gig worker regulations right for B.C.

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade pushes equitable, accessible, affordable standards for the province's app-based work sector

What’s next? Experts say it’s best to have a plan before you quit your job

Thinking about quitting your job? You’re not alone.  Half of Canadian workers plan to look for a new job within the first six months of 2023, according to a poll by business consulting firm Robert...

Child-care top-ups, paid parental leave part of push for gender equity at B.C. companies 

From real estate to law firms, businesses say they hope to attract and retain more women through programs that accommodate mothers

BCIT gets $16.5 million for new aerospace and biomanufacturing programs

In hopes of solving labour shortages in various industries, the provincial and federal governments have come together to provide funding to the B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) for a new life...

B.C. government rethinking remote work amid talent shortages

B.C.’s top bureaucrat says the government is embracing remote work in a bid to recruit and retain talent as it struggles to fill jobs.  Shannon Salter, deputy minister to the premier, sent a memo...

GVBOT workforce report targets B.C.'s labour market challenges

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade rolls out road map to address B.C.’s rapidly rising skills deficit and labour shortage

Immigration increase alone won't fix the labour market, experts say

Experts say Canada’s plan to increase immigration may ease some pressures in the labour market, but bigger changes are needed to ensure new permanent residents are matched with the jobs that most...