Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism Teresa Wat issued the following statement.
In her speech from the Throne today, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined the government’s agenda to create jobs and opportunity throughout British Columbia, and continue to grow a diverse economy to sustain and expand the vital services that British Columbians depend on.
Premier Christy Clark announced upcoming changes to key positions in the BC Public Service:
The Province is providing funding to an Aboriginal organization in Prince George to enhance its culture-based domestic violence program for Aboriginal families and communities.
Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop at Parkland Middle School on Feb. 9, 2016.
The Baker Creek Enhancement Society is increasing awareness of the importance of Cariboo Chilcotin shorelines and providing one person with work experience, thanks to more than $11,000 in provincial funding.
For the eighth consecutive year, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has been named to an exclusive list of the province’s best employers.
Premier Christy Clark was joined by a delegation of BC industry, First Nations, trade organizations, government and academia during the Trade Mission to Ottawa.
Together with film enthusiasts and industry supporters, the Province of British Columbia is pleased to celebrate the 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival, the largest showcase of independent films on Vancouver Island, on from Feb. 5-14, 2016.
The next generation of talent will have the opportunity to do research on real-world projects as a result of $6M in government funding for Mitacs programs. A not-for-profit organization, Mitcas will use the funding to bring students together with industry and business in the technology, health, business and engineering sectors.
The Province is moving forward to address concerns raised by the auditor general of British Columbia and education partners about the disproportionately high number of Aboriginal students receiving Evergreen Certificates.
Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced action to help keep thousands of B.C.’s metal and coal mines workers on the job by allowing mining companies to temporarily defer a portion of their hydro bills – supporting families and communities during the current slowdown in the sector due to low commodity prices.
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