Staffing and Training
As a community, its imperative that we band together to support both residents and businesses to navigate this pandemic. We ask that employers receiving an excess of employment applications re-direct your un-needed applicants to the Whistler Chamber’s Job Board and the go2HR job board. Employers still needing employees will be able to post their jobs on these sites and interested applicants will be able to make their own choices on where to apply next.WHISTLER CHAMBER JOB BOARD
Thank you for your participation and support of Whistler business’ recovery.
Help Your Business Thrive
The Whistler Chamber offers a variety of top-notch training and events to help train and develop you and your team.UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING WHISTLER EXPERIENCE TRAINING
FoodSafe certification is offered at the Whistler Chamber on a monthly basis. Click here for more information.
Canada Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine Webpage
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced the launch of the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). The CUAET is a special, accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe haven in Canada while the war in their home country continues.
Through the CUAET, Ukrainians and their immediate family members of any nationality may stay in Canada as temporary residents for up to 3 years. Applicants who are overseas need to apply online for a Canadian visitor visa, and are encouraged to apply for a 3-year open work permit at the same time as their visa application. This permit will allow them to work in Canada. Under this special program, many of the regular requirements associated with a normal visitor visa or work permit have been waived.
The government of Canada is calling on employers who wish to support Ukrainians with offers of employment to register these offers on Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine webpage. Job Bank will then work with local organizations and employers to help connect them with Ukrainians seeking work in their communities.
Recruiting Employees to Live & Work in Whistler
Tourism Whistler and The Whistler Chamber have created a new series of video assets to help our Members recruit new talent.
Employee recruitment and retention is critical to Whistler’s economic health, and we recognize securing adequate staffing is the biggest challenge for Whistler businesses as we work towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The key element of this new resort-wide campaign is a recruiting video featuring inspiring Whistler visuals and genuine remarks from locals about what makes Whistler such a special place to live, work and play. The call-to-action for these new videos and the wider campaign is the Workforce Hub on the Whistler Chamber website.
A series of 15-second short videos are also available on the Tourism Whistler Content Hub, which can be used in social media and digital advertising. These videos have been intentionally produced without branded endplates so that you, our Members and resort partners, have the option to customize them with your own personalized call-to-action.
For additional resources to help with your recruitment efforts, or to provide support for new employees, visit our Workforce Hub Page.
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Labour Solutions for Employers
Employment Resources Cheat Sheet
The Whistler Chamber has created a ‘Labour Cheat Sheet’ to help employers find solutions to Whistler’s labour challenges. Find out where to post, free job boards, fee based job boards and what recruitment agencies used in Whistler.
Foreign workers can help employers meet their labour needs when Canadians and permanent residents are not available. Employers can support a foreign worker’s application for permanent residency in several ways, find out more on our Immigration Roadmap.
Recruitment & Retention Toolkit
Help your business thrive with our Recruitment and Retention Toolkit. To hire a consultant or take training to access all these insights in one place would cost thousands, but your chamber membership unlocks this very valuable tool.
Labour Market Statistics
Essential information to inform your Human Resources strategy. Find statistics that reflect the labour market characteristics of the population of British Columbia.LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS
BC Chamber of Commerce Labour Study
Information on topics such as skills shortages, barriers to recruitment, challenges with retention of top performers, skills mismatches and other human resource issues facing businesses in BC today.READ THE REPORT
Recent Advocacy Work
One of the Whistler Chamber’s top advocacy focuses is finding solutions to Whistler’s labour issues. Take a look at some of our recent work in the blog posts below.