Regulations, Obligations and General Resources
Project Based Labour Market Training
Provides funding to organizations to support projects that provide both benefits to the community and to individuals by providing a combination of on and off the job training delivered under a project based training model to assist eligible individuals obtain the skills they need for employment.
Job Creation Partnerships
Provides funding to organizations to assist with local projects that provide community benefit and that normally would not take place without project funding, while creating jobs that provide unemployed eligible EI Clients with Opportunities to gain meaningful work experience.
Research and Innovation
Provides funding to community organizations and partners to undertake research or develop and implement innovative projects (e.g. pilots), processes or practices that strengthen the understanding of the labour market and helps move more Clients into sustainable jobs.
British Columbia Training Tax Credit
The federal government provides a credit to employers based on the wages paid to an apprentice for the first 24 months of a Red Seal or non-Red Seal program, and when an apprentice completes level three or higher of either a Red Seal or non-Red Seal program.
Canada Revenue Agency
Information and links for business regarding obligations and entitlements.
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Employer guide to screening and selection in Employment.
Ministry of Labour and Citizen’s Service: Employment Standards Branch
The Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulations, which see minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.
Office of the Information and Privacy Commission for BC
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) sets out how B.C. organizations, including corporations, sole-proprietorships, partnerships and non-profit organizations, may collect, use and disclose personal information about individuals.
Wage Subsidy Program
The Wage Subsidy Program assists employers in offsetting the cost associated with hiring new employees and developing their skills in order to create long-term employment opportunities.
WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of British Columbia.
Hiring a Person with Disabilities
Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
The Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities provides a focal point for professionals with disabilities to define, develop, and implement resources and supports that enable them to successfully participate in work and the community.
British Columbia Association for Community Living
The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) is a federation working with partners to build community and to enhance the lives of children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families by supporting abilities, promoting action and advancing rights, responsibilities and social justice.
This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. INSPIRE – INFORM – EMPOWER.
Job Accommodation Network: Searchable Online Accommodation Resources
JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.
Opportunities Funding for Persons with Disabilities
Through funding for organizations, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) program helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment.
How to do Effective Reference Checks
Conducting reference checks can be one of the most important steps in the selection process and often one that can be costly to you if not conducted correctly and with sensitivity. Since past performance is often the best indicator of future performance and results, references allow you to talk to past managers in order to determine if the applicant being considered is suited for the role and your organization.
Below are several links that the YMCA of Okanagan has compiled to help you get the most out of your reference checks and help you find your ideal candidate!
Conducting Great Interviews
Despite the economic volatility of the past few years, conducting a successful interview can help you secure the best candidates for the job. The following links may help you refresh your interview skills and get the most of out of your screening process:
How to Conduct a Job Interview
12 Ways to Conduct a Great Interview
10 Tips on Conducting Effective Interviews