Business council hosts seminar on addressing skills shortage

Addressing the skilled labour shortage in B.C. will be the topic of an all-day conference Thursday sponsored by the Business Council of BC.

Addressing the skilled labour shortage in B.C. will be the topic of an all-day conference Thursday sponsored by the Business Council of BC.

An industrial boom in Northern B.C., driven mainly by the mining and natural gas sectors, is already creating a skilled worker shortage, as underscored by the controversial hiring of 200 Chinese coal miners by HD Mining International for its Murray River mine in Tumbler Ridge.

Identifying underused labour pools and improving connections between major projects and human resources are among the topics to be discussed at Thursday's seminar.

Guest speakers will include Rick Miner, author of People without Jobs, Jobs without People and Jobs of the Future: Options and Opportunities, and John Abbott,
director of the British 21st Century Learning Initiative.

David Manicom, director general of the Immigration Branch, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, will speak about modernizing Canada's economic immigrant program.

Tickets are $200 or $1,600 for a table of eight.

nbennett@biv.com

@nbennett_biv

comments powered by Disqus

More from Human Resources

For the record, May 30, 2017

Email your For the Record information to: fortherecord@biv.com. Please include a high-resolution, colour headshot where possible.

Read Article

For the record, May 23, 2017

Email your For the Record information to: fortherecord@biv.com. Please include a high-resolution, colour headshot where possible.  

Read Article

Infographic: Eleven ineffective leadership styles

Some leadership styles have been shown to be less effective than others. This infographic breaks down some examples of what has not worked for some ...

Read Article

Canadian companies will need better planning as retirements ramp up: report

Conference Board of Canada predicts that by 2020, millennials will represent 41% of the workforce.

Read Article

For the record, May 16, 2017

Email your For the Record information to: fortherecord@biv.com. Please include a high-resolution, colour headshot where possible.

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
×