December Success Story

We love being part of our clients’ successes – and to share their stories: James had found potential employment as a Traffic Control Person, but required flagging training and certification to secure the position. He came into our WorkBC Employment Services Centre to inquire what funding options might be available for him. WorkBC’s Employment Specialist,…

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Have You Been Affected by Pacific Insight Layoffs?

You are Invited: Please join us for a FREE WorkBC Information Session specifically designed for Pacific Insight employees affected by recent workforce adjustments. Discover how to access 1:1 support to target your job search – and resume. Learn more about WorkBC programs and services – including funding for certification training or wage subsidies to get…

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Employer Profile: Brad Filleul of The Black Sheep Restaurant Group

Define the Black Sheep Restaurant Group in one word: “AWESOME comes to mind right away… But different too”. – Brad Filleul, owner   The Black Sheep Restaurant Group is comprised of two popular Nelson restaurants, Cantina Del Central and Yum Son Viet-Modern Cuisine. Owner, Brad Filleul moved to Nelson in 2003 when he spent his…

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WorkBC Supports Client to “Power Up” Manual Wheelchair

Did you know that WorkBC offers many supports and services for clients living with a disability? The following story was submitted by a WorkBC client who was able to obtain financial supports for equipment needed to maintain and increase her employment: What was the situation before coming to WorkBC? Kim uses a wheelchair, and was…

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Everyone is Able

WorkBC Supports People Working with a Disability to Thrive September is Disability Employment Month in BC, a time both to celebrate the contributions that employees with a disability make in the workplace and to spread awareness about the barriers facing these workers. With 3 in 10 employees expected to experience a disability during their working…

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CBT’s Non-Profit Workshops Coming to Nelson KCDS Training Centre

KCDS is excited to host CBT’s Non-Profit Capacity Building Workshop Series at our Nelson Training Centre! These workshops have been designed to make your non-profit stronger. Take one – or all three!!!   SEPTEMBER 30 Financial Management Basics I and Financial Management II  This course provides an overview of basic financial management concepts that are…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION JULY 10-14 2017

LMI Report July 10 – 14 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION JULY 4-7 2017

LMI Report July 3 – 7  2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION JUNE 26-30 2017

LMI Report June 26 – 30  2017   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information June 19-23 2017

LMI Report June 19 – 23, 2017   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION JUNE 12-16 2017

LMI Report June 12-16, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of the articles,…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION JUNE 5-9 2017

LMI Report June 5 – 9, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION MAY 29- JUNE 2 2017

LMI Report May 29 – June 2, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report May 23-26 2017

Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of the articles, edited excerpts are provided below…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION REPORT MAY 15-19 2017

LMI Report May 15 – 19, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION REPORT MAY 8-12 2017

LMI Report May 8 – 12, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence of…

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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION REPORT MAY 1-5

  LMI Report May 1 – 5, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report April 24-28

LMI Report Apr 24 – Apr 28, 2017   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the…

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Labour Market Information Report Apr 10-13

LMI Report Apr 10 – Apr 14, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Mar 27-31

LMI Report Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2017   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the…

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Labour Market Information Report Mar 20-24

LMI Report Mar 20 – Mar 24, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Feb 27-Mar 3

LMI Report Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017 Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the essence…

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Labour Market Information Report Jan 30 – Feb 3

LMI Report Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2016   Labour Market Information encompasses material about occupations, wage rates, unemployment rates, employment outlooks and trends, education and training, and economic trends and conditions, as well as developments impacting these elements. For this compilation, articles are sourced from a wide variety of online publications. To capture the…

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Employee Retention: How to Keep Good Employees

Keeping valuable employees can be complicated in today’s evolving workplace that faces challenges unique to our fast-paced, technological world; yet it is more important than ever to retain an efficient workforce in order to remain competitive. The hidden cost of high turnover can drain a company’s resources. Replacement costs for workers are estimated at 1/3…

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Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

”People move on for better opportunities; they seem to graduate from my business to another.” This West Kootenay employer echoes the frustration of many local employers who are dealing with employee turnover. This interview was a component of the Nelson Area Human Resource Strategy (Local Employers Working Together), a 1997-98 labour market partnership conducted by…

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Cantrill Distributing and the Wage Subsidy Program

The Business: Cantrill Distributing is a Castlegar-based bread distribution business serving the West Kootenays. They’ve been in business for 8 years and have 6 employees. Why the Wage Subsidy Program? Steep learning curve means new employees have to go through extensive training The program allowed them to train staff at a significant cost savings Result:…

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Mandala Custom Homes and the Wage Subsidy Program

The Business: Mandala Custom Homes is a Nelson-based design and build company focusing on open, round structures. They ship throughout North America and around the world. Starting in 2000, the company now employs 12 people   Why the Wage Subsidy Program? Provides the opportunity to hire a person—and ensure they are a good fit Helps…

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Danielle Occupational Skills Training

Danielle, from the Slocan Valley, was a stay-at-home mom whose husband was away working. Though she had worked in the past, prior to becoming a parent, she needed something that would allow her to care for her family, not be too physically demanding, and work with her rural situation.   Why the Occupational Skills Training…

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Monica and Occupational Skills Training

Monica, from Nelson, had been a mechanic for 22 years when, at age 39, she became ill and could no longer continue working as a mechanic. She was desperate and didn’t know where to turn for help.   Why Occupational Skills Training? It became clear after living on savings for two years that she had…

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