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William Faulkner

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BC Labour Market Report: Hairdressers

The latest research shows, that 80% of employers expect licensing for hairdressers. 40% expect workers are expected to have completed a vocational training program and/or licensing. This is the indicator that the best way for those devoted to the career of hairdresser is the combination of professional education and licensing in British Columbia. Read more…

BC Labour Market Information: Hotel Managers

According to labour market experts, professionals interested in a hospitality career will be expected to work long hours, including evenings and weekends. Those, who would like to pursue a career of a Hotel Manager, are likely to start their career from entry level low salary positions in BC. The good news is – this field provides workers with opportunities for very fast advancement. Read more…

Earthquake Experiences in Vancouver

I happened to live in Japan four years. By statistics in the Tokyo area only the earthwuakes happen once every day. Well, if you on a train or in subway or on a bus you won’t feel like the earth trembling. However when at home once a week I was experiencing subtle shakes. It is a well known fact that Japan is a country of earthquakes and tsunami. What about Vancouver? On the average, at least 75% of the world’s earthquakes each year occur around the rim of the Pacific Ocean, originating along the Aleutian Arc, the Philippine or southwest Pacific trench systems, the East Pacific Rise, and the San Andreas fault system in California. Vancouver is thought to be near the forward edge of one of the moving blocks, and thus it is reason- able to expect that residents will feel earthquakes from time to time. Read more…

BC minister appointment

Vancouver – On January, 30th Premier Gordon Campbell announced the appointment of Nanaimo-Parksville MLA Ron Cantelon as Minister of Agriculture and Lands. “Ron Cantelon has provided tremendous service to the people of British Columbia as an MLA and I want to thank him for taking on this position,” said Premier Campbell. “Ron has played an important role in the development of agriculture and aquaculture policy and his experience will help advance government’s priorities in this important area.” Read more…

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