Category Archives: Human Resources

Information about Human Resources best practices, industry updates, trends and general topics.

Employer Health Tax (EHT)

The government of BC will be implementing the new Employer Health Tax (EHT) effective January 1, 2019.  The Medical Services Plan premiums (MSPP) were reduced by 50% on Jan 1, 2018 and will be eliminated on January 1, 2020. Individual taxpayers pay MSP premiums while the … Continue reading

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Recruiting for Accounting Manager

Our client, Bricor Mechanical Ltd., dba Ace Plumbing & Heating, has been serving the Okanagan Valley for over 35 years. Their business focus is providing, quality installations and maintenance of mechanical systems for their customers. They are now looking to … Continue reading

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Recruitment and Benefits

Are you growing your team this year? Perhaps replacing someone who left your team? Recruiting can feel like the final straw for some people. Many small businesses in Canada operate with limited resources, making it all the more important they … Continue reading

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2014 ENCOMPASS Scholarship Recipients

We were pleased to award two Scholarships and three Honorary Education Gifts as we continue in our third year of our Scholarship Program. We had many qualified candidates to choose from and wish the best to all who applied. We … Continue reading

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New CRA Annual Maximums for 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, the Canada Revenue Agency changed the maximums as follows: 2012  2013  2014  Employment Insurance   Maximum weekly benefit          485.00          501.00          514.00 Maximum annual employee contribution          839.97          891.12          913.68 Maximum annual … Continue reading

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2013 ENCOMPASS Scholarship Recipients

    We were pleased to award two Scholarships and three Honorary Education Gifts at an evening reception yesterday. We had many qualified candidates to choose from and wish the best to all who applied. We are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Are you Working with the Right Benefits Broker?

Employee group benefits are a significant part of an employee’s total compensation – it’s only wise to fully understand what you are investing in. This is where an independent, professional benefits broker and consultant helps. A good benefits broker will help … Continue reading

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New CRA Annual Maximums for 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, the Canada Revenue Agency changed the maximums as follows: 2011  2012  2013  Employment Insurance   Maximum weekly benefit          468.00          485.00          501.00 Maximum annual employee contribution          786.76          839.97          891.12 Maximum annual … Continue reading

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HR Social Event Supports Muscular Dystrophy

ENCOMPASS was proud to sponsor BC HRMA Southern Interior’s Annual Holiday Social, the Jingle Mingle (December 5, 2012) at the Hotel El Dorado in Kelowna, BC.  Our firm has had the privilege of sponsoring this event for the past 4 … Continue reading

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Workers’ Compensation Changes / Free Support for Employers

A Consultant from our office recently attended a session in Kelowna to learn more about the recent amendments to Workers’ Compensation called Bill 14. The facilitator, Philip Levesque, an Adviser with the Employers’ Advisers Office from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism … Continue reading

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