News + Updates

The BCHA has partnered with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) and Western Community College to offer a 23 week “Hotel Operations Services Skills Training Program”.

This program is designed to train 30 candidates who are currently unemployed or under employed in the Metro Vancouver area and deliver them to industry trained and ready to work. The training is fully funded and will focus on readying the candidate for meaningful work in the hotel industry.


  • Unemployed or part-time employed (working less than 30 hours per week) or precariously employed
  • High school graduate or 19+
  • Be a resident in BC and be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee Protected person with authorization to work
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Currently living in British Columbia

Benefits & Certificates

  • Pandemic Awareness
  • PPE
  • Food Safe
  • Privacy Awareness
  • Serving It Right
  • BSAFE Certificate
  • Heart of Hospitality Certificate
  • OFA Level 1
  • World Host
  • GBA+
  • Safe Lifting

For registration and more information please contact Sharon Noronha at 604.596.7722, ext: 230;
For hotels who may be interested in candidate recruitment during the final phase of the 23 week program, please contact Alison Langford at

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