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Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:00 AM
The Ministry of Labour will begin a focused engagement with stakeholders about contract tendering in B.C.’s forestry sector to identify improvements that will support the long-term stability of jobs and economic recovery in the sector.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:15 AM
Temporary foreign workers who come to B.C. to work will be better protected now that the employers who want to hire these workers will be required to register with the Province as of Dec. 15, 2020.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:15 PM
The Province has protected jobs and workers impacted by COVID-19 with an online variance application that simplified the process to extend temporary layoffs, resulting in the approval of more than 500 variances that protect more than 9,100 jobs across a variety of economic sectors.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:35 PM
Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, has appointed Sandra Banister, QC, to conduct a review of layoff and recall rights of unionized workers in British Columbia’s hotel sector as a result of COVID-19.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:45 AM
Workers and employers who need to extend temporary layoffs beyond the Aug. 30, 2020, expiry date are reminded to apply for a variance using the Employment Standards Branch’s new online application by Aug. 25.
Monday, July 20, 2020 12:30 PM
Employers and workers who need to extend temporary layoffs due to COVID-19 can more easily apply for a variance using the Employment Standards Branch’s new online application.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:15 PM
Following conversations with business and worker representatives, the Province of British Columbia has extended the temporary layoffs provisions to a maximum of 24 weeks expiring on Aug. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Government is continuing to support cannabis workers and provide greater flexibility in the legal non-medical cannabis industry.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 PM
Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, has issued the following statement on the death of Ralph McGinn, board chair of WorkSafeBC:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:45 PM
Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.