As of January 1, 2022, employees in B.C. whose employment is governed by the B.C. Employment Standards Act became entitled to a minimum of five paid sick days per calendar year. In addition to being aware of this entitlement, there are a few further points that employers should know.
Widespread damage from flooding across British Columbia has prompted an outpouring of support for residents impacted by the disaster. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members have already donated more than $3 million in aid funding to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross, the BCSPCA and food banks across the province as displaced residents wait for the water to recede.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire B.C. business community, but the arts, entertainment and events sectors have been especially hard hit. From reduced capacity at live events to labour shortages, those working in the sector are facing a host of challenges that have left them uncertain about the future.
The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) was developed at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in 2020 as an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council, in recognition of the need to create a broader understanding of what constitutes a diverse and inclusive workplace. The council meets regularly to discuss ways to further this goal through training programs, advocacy and representation.
Canada is embracing green trade financing as it looks to recover from the global pandemic and new funding instruments will help support sustainable economic growth.
Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.
Our subject this week is Jennifer Cudlipp, Senior Vice President at LifeLabs in British Columbia. Jennifer is also the President of Excelleris Technologies.
A robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require that all levels of government use the full range of tools at their disposal for stimulating economic activity, increasing domestic production capacity and leveraging Vancouver's role as a gateway to the world.
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members continue to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
The GVBOT was thrilled to recognize five outstanding local businesses who were recipients of our inaugural Business Reinvention Awards run by our Scale-up Centre for SMEs to celebrate innovative businesses and organizations that have reinvented, adapted and shown exceptional resilience in the face of challenge and barriers.