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EMPLOYERS GET NEW TOOLS TO ATTRACT, RETAIN WORKERS

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:32:06 GMT

VANCOUVER – The WorkBC Employer’s Tool Kit and two online tools will engage B.C. employers, providing them with a suite of materials on how and where they can find, attract and retain the workers they need, Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen announced.



ITA WORKS TO BUILD ABORIGINAL PARTICIPATION IN TRADES

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:17:28 GMT

VICTORIA – The results of the new Interim Report on Aboriginal Trades and Apprenticeship and the formation of a new advisory committee will help guide the development of the Industry Training Authority’s (ITA) overarching Aboriginal Strategy, announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen and ITA CEO Kevin Evans.



ADVANCING TRADE AND PROSPERITY IN CANADA

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:02:05 GMT

VANCOUVER – Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for internal trade held their annual meeting, chaired by Colin Hansen, British Columbia’s Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative and the Olympics.



LAND SURVEYORS AGREE ON LABOUR MOBILITY

Thu, 29 May 2008 19:02:14 GMT

VICTORIA – The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors (ABCLS) and the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association (ALSA) have signed a mutual recognition agreement to comply with the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between British Columbia and Alberta, Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen said.



FIRST QUARTER OF 2008 CONTINUES TO BRING ALL TIME HIGHS

Thu, 08 May 2008 16:02:23 GMT

VICTORIA – The number of total major projects in B.C. has increased for the nineteenth straight quarter, said Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen with the release of the Major Projects Inventory first quarter results.



NORTHERN TRUST WELCOMES DIRECTORS

Tue, 06 May 2008 18:02:17 GMT

VICTORIA – Two directors have been appointed and two more have been reappointed to the Northern Development Initiative Trust, announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen.



B.C. APPRENTICES INCREASE FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR

Mon, 05 May 2008 16:02:21 GMT

VICTORIA – With almost 40,000 registered apprentices and youth participants in British Columbia as of March 31, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) has successfully exceeded its service plan targets for the fourth straight fiscal year, announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen.



50 WORKBC ACHIEVEMENTS IN ONLY ONE YEAR

Fri, 02 May 2008 19:22:18 GMT

VANCOUVER – Since its creation one year ago, the Province’s WorkBC Action Plan has achieved considerable success in providing both short- and long-term solutions to the labour and skills shortage challenges in B.C., announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen.



PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS LAUNCHED FOR ROBSON SQUARE

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:46:06 GMT

VANCOUVER – Public consultation will substantially shape development of Robson Square, the Province’s flagship building in Vancouver and future home to the Asia-Pacific Centre, said Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen.



B.C. LAUNCHES $90M VENTURE CAPITAL FUND

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:56:34 GMT

VANCOUVER – The Province has launched the $90-million BC Renaissance Capital Fund (BCRCF), and secured six top-tier institutional venture capital fund managers to help attract market expertise and venture capital investment to B.C., announced Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development.



TILMA MOVES CLOSER TO IMPLEMENTATION

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:06:20 GMT

VICTORIA – Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen introduced legislation to implement the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between British Columbia and Alberta.



PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM EXCEEDS TARGETS

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:52:16 GMT

VICTORIA – The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has exceeded its 2007/08 target of attracting 1,730 skilled workers and entrepreneurs to B.C., announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen.



$1.4M SUPPORTS ABORIGINAL AND YOUTH APPRENTICES

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 20:02:45 GMT

VICTORIA – The Industry Training Authority (ITA) has awarded $1.4 million to help increase Aboriginal and youth participation in industry training and apprenticeship programs, announced Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen and ITA CEO Kevin Evans.



PROVINCE APPOINTS COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST DIRECTORS

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:28:05 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province has reappointed six members and appointed one new member to sit on the board of the Columbia Basin Trust.



B.C. LEADS NATION IN INTERPROVINCIAL MIGRATION

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:38:42 GMT

VICTORIA – New figures from Statistics Canada show British Columbia led all provinces in interprovincial migration in 2007, attracting nearly 13,400 people, a 31 per cent increase over 2006.



SFU RECEIVES CHEQUE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS SCHOOL

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:46:18 GMT

VANCOUVER – Economic Development Minster Colin Hansen presented Simon Fraser University with a $13.3-million cheque today, part of a $49.5-million investment by the Province in the School for Contemporary Arts.