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Five paid sick days coming Jan. 1

Paid sick leave will be standard for workers in British Columbia beginning Jan. 1, 2022, with a minimum of five paid sick days each year. B.C. becomes the first province in Canada to legislate this level of paid time off …

New funding helps people with disabilities return to work

People with developmental disabilities who are eligible for Community Living BC (CLBC) services will get support to return to the workforce and increase their digital literacy. The support comes from a $10-million investment from the Province to expand contracted employment …

Fee cap keeps new child care spaces affordable

A cap on fees for new child care facilities receiving the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) will help keep new child care spaces affordable for B.C. families. “Our Childcare BC plan is working to make life more affordable for …

Province doubles CleanBC home energy retrofit rebates

The Province is doubling CleanBC Better Homes retrofit rebates for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades to support B.C.’s economic recovery and help British Columbians save on energy costs. “With many people continuing to work from home due to the pandemic, …

Anti-racism work boosted by economic recovery plan

The Province is further increasing resources to address racism and expand multiculturalism throughout B.C. as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19. “One of the most devastating side effects of COVID-19 has been the increase of racism and hate crimes …