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Fall Breakfast Education Session

Our Fall Breakfast Education Session is Thursday, October 17th, 2019 7:30 am Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:30 am – presentations are scheduled for all clients 10:50 am – 2:00 pm – additional session for all Great-West Life clients Location: Kelowna Yacht Club RSVP early – as the session will fill.

Important changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

News Release Release Date: 08/09/2019 Staff Reference: Kevin Dorse CLHIA Staff Reference: Kevin Dorse (Toronto, August 9, 2019) – The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) welcomes today’s final amendments to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulations as a crucial step to lower prescription drug costs for all Canadians. “The changes announced […]

Are employee assistance programs worth the investment?

Having access to employee assistance programs (EAPs) may be the answer to keeping workers happy, healthy and engaged, according to the findings of a new study on employer-sponsored support services. While not all EAPs are the same, evidence published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health pointed to the positive effects of EAPs on the […]

Millennial workers most likely to contemplate suicide

How can HR care for suicidal employees? by Rachel Ranosa – 13 June 2019 Millennial workers most likely to contemplate suicide | HRD Canada In the midst of a stressful work environment, Millennials are said to have the highest tendency of considering suicide out of all employee age groups. In fact, this demographic of young […]

BC Workplace Laws: New Legislation in Effect

Excellent article from MathewsDinsdale regarding the new workplace legislation that has received Royal Assent. MathewsDinsdale – May 31, 2019 New workplace legislation is in force in British Columbia, which will have a significant operational impact on employers across the province. Earlier this month, we provided updates regarding proposed amendments to both the British Columbia Labour […]

B.C. minimum wage to climb by $1.20 an hour Saturday, will hit $15.20 by 2021

By Simon LittleOnline Journalist  Global News Minimum wage in British Columbia will increase by $1.20 to $13.85 for most low-wage workers in the province on Saturday. The 9.5 per cent jump follows a $1.30 increase in the minimum wage on June 1, 2018. The minimum wage for liquor servers is also climbing by $1.30 to $12.70 […]

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Our significant and steady growth over the past few years has led us to search for a qualified team member to join our growing and enthusiastic firm! We are: An independent employee benefits, pension and HR consulting firm Headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia for 30 years, with offices in Abbotsford, Kamloops, Calgary, Winnipeg Dedicated to […]

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