Explore Benefits Offered Through Our Allied Members
Did you know that the BCHA has over 160 trusted Allied Members, many of whom offer member-exclusive savings?! Explore our collection of carefully vetted partners and vendors. Don't forget to bookmark for later!

Join us for the BCHA AGM or Submit A Proxy Form
Our BCHA AGM will take place Nov.15 at 9:15am-10am, kicking off our SPARK Conference. This session is free and we encourage you to attend! If you can't make it, please submit a PROXY FORM to karissa@bcha.com!

Fall Economic Statement 2022 Released
The Government of Canada (GOC) released the Fall Economic Statement 2022 (FES) last week. It includes:
  • Regulation of credit card transaction fees (negotiate lower credit card transaction fees for small businesses)
  • New spending for a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program, including $400M to the Canada Summer Jobs program
  • Investment of an additional $1.6 B to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) over the next six years to address delays in processing applications  
The BCHA will continue to monitor these initiatives and update members.

HAC Launches Advocacy Microsite
We implore all BCHA members to send a letter to your MP pushing for key priorities to be addressed in the upcoming 2023 Federal Budget. It only takes 1 minute!

Hospitality Sector Gets Boost Through Expanded Hours During World Cup
Bars and pubs in B.C. can temporarily extend operating hours during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, giving fans extra time at their venue of choice to watch the Canadian men’s national soccer team compete during late-night and early-morning hours.

Great News! Food Delivery Service Fee Act Made Permanent
The Food Delivery Service Fee Act limits fees for core services that delivery companies can charge bars, pubs, and restaurants to a maximum of 20 per cent. The act also prohibits delivery companies from reducing driver compensation, ensuring employees and contractors continue to be paid their wages and gratuities.

go2HR Webinar | Reshaping the Workplace with an EDI Framework
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? Join go2HR and ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, for this important webinar.

Connect with Early Talent by Hiring a Student!
Seeking winter staffing solutions? Hire a student on a work-integrated learning placement: co-ops, internships, and more. Tourism employers can access as much as $7,000 in wage subsidies through the Propel Student Work Placement Program.

STR Highlights | Week of Oct.23-29
For the week of October 23 to 29, we are continuing to see promising data indicating industry recovery from our partners at STR.

Hospitality Sector Sheds Employees of all Ages During COVID-19 While Migration to Tech Surged
As help wanted signs appear in the windows of hotels, restaurants, and others business across the country, a new study of more than 5,000 Canadians from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute helps illuminate a shift in the labour market.


YVR Charts Course for Future Growth and Connection in Annual Address
The BC Bird Trail Launches Mobile App
An Uneven Recovery: Tourism Employment Profiles | Tourism HR
SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference is 1 WEEK AWAY
Have you registered yet? Join us for the hospitality & liquor event of the year - we can't wait to show you what we have in store! It's time to learn, grow, and connect!

Closing Comments with Premier John Horgan
November 17 | Fairmont Pacific Rim
2022 TIAC Congress
November 22-23 | The Westin, Ottawa
Register Here
Early-Bird Registration Open | IMPACT 2023
January 22-25 and Day of IMPACT January 22, 2023 | Victoria BC
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit
February 22nd at Thompson Rivers University Campus (Kamloops).
Register Here
BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
March 1-3, 2023
SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference
April 24-25, 2022
Peter Lawless Bringing Invictus Games to BC
Peter Lawless has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the 2025 Invictus Games! A former Vice President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and current Director of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Peter has been responsible for helping to shape the strategy and direction for sport in Canada. Congrats!

Greg D'Avignon Announces Departure from BCBC
Greg D'Avignon has announced that, after 12 years as President and CEO at the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), he plans to leave to become a partner at Canadian Strategy Group (CSG). Greg has been a tremendous asset to our industry and will be sorely missed. We wish him all the best on his new journey!

Member Spotlight | Crest Hotel
The Crest Hotel is the perfect Prince Rupert hotel as it is ideally situated so you can experience the best of the surrounding area. Every team member at The Crest Hotel delivers a refreshing combination of friendliness, professionalism, and the highest level of customer service.