Welcome to the HIRE section of the BBOT’s Business Resource Guide.
The below are resource, tools, information, and contacts to help you when you need to HIRE employees to work in your business.
At some point, your business may need to hire its first employees. These resources will help you navigate best practices for hiring, where to find talent, and legal requirements such as payroll deductions.
- Government of Canada – Employer Payroll Information
- This site contains information on payroll accounts, deductions and contributions, summaries and slips.
- Guide to Payroll Deductions in Canada
- This article provides a guide to doing payroll for Canadian businesses.
- Virtually all employers in British Columbia are required to register with WorkSafeBC as soon as they hire worker. The benefit of completing a WorkSafeBC registration is that as an employer, you cannot be sued for the costs of a work-related injury or disease. If a worker is injured while on the job during the course of employment, WorkSafeBC pays for the worker’s entire medical and wage-loss costs. This link provides more information, or you can apply for WCB coverage directly online or by submitting this WCB form.
- BBOT Member Job Boards, Employment Agencies
- These BBOT members can help you post your job openings or recruit employees for positions with your business.
- Wage Subsidy and Other Funding Programs
- There are various wage subsidy programs available to help cover the costs of hiring, training, or accommodating employees:
- BC Employer Training Grant
- This government program provides funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees.
- Employee Health Benefits
- One of the most common perks offered to employees, offering group health/dental benefits can be key part of your employee attraction and retention strategy. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is offered by the BBOT exclusively to member businesses.
- Immigrant Employment Council of BC – BCJobConnect
- BCJobConnect is a program of the Immigrant Employment Council which is a customized online tool connecting BC employers to job-ready newcomers. This easy-to-use website is designed to help employers fill their workforce needs while offering newcomers in BC an effective way to showcase their talents and gain meaningful employment.