• NOKTogether | New CEBA call centre opens
    If you have applied for the Canada Emergency Business Account and have questions, contact the new CEBA Call Centre at 1-888-324-4201 to receive a status update on your CEBA application. The CEBA call centre is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can address the following types of questions: What is the status of my application? Why was my application declined? Why was my submitted document rejected?
  • NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension deadline today
    Today, Aug. 25, is the deadline to submit applications to extend a “COVID-19 emergency layoff” beyond August 30. Without this variance, the employment relationship will be permanently severed as of August 30, and eligible employees must be provided any severance they are owed as a result of termination. Applications must be received by today’s deadline to be considered. If you require this variance, and you have not done so, please head to the province’s onlineContinue reading “NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension deadline today”
  • NOKTogether | Tourism industry update
    The B.C. Hotel Association together with the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. are coming together to co-host a webinar Sept. 2 to present detailed and accurate information on the present realities, challenges, and concerns faced by our tourism industry.  This presentation will provide clarity and important data, as well as outline the work these associations are doing to assist and steward the tourism industry to move forward. They will offer key messaging for the industry toContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism industry update”
  • NOKTogether | Tourism business training available
    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has signed a formal agreement with Okanagan College to provide one-on-one business training and mentoring sessions to tourism industry businesses and assist in managing Covid-19 related challenges.  TOTA’s resiliency program advisors are working together with Okanagan College staff and expert instructors to deliver virtual, one-hour individually tailored business counseling sessions based on expressed areas of need. Subject experts drawn from Okanagan College instructors have been assembled to provide support and mentorship in a wide variety of relevantContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism business training available”
  • NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension reminder
    Workers andemployers who need to extend temporary layoffs beyond the Aug. 30, 2020, expiry date are reminded to apply for a variance using the Employment Standards Branch’s new online application by Aug. 25. Employers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The new two-step online application simplifies and streamlines the process for employers and workers to jointly apply for an extension by allowing documents and signatures to be submitted electronically. First, employers must reachContinue reading “NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension reminder”
  • NOKTogether | Tourism micro loans available
    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is collaborating with Community Futures organizations across the region to assist in providing financial support to the tourism sector as part of the Tourism Resiliency Program. The Community Futures and TOTA task force is announcing the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Micro Loan Program, which will offer micro loans to tourism businesses starting at $200 and up to $25,000.Applicants to the program must be referred to Community Futures by a Tourism Resiliency Program AdvisorContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism micro loans available”
  • NOKTogether | Occupational health and safety support available
    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and go2HR are supporting Biosphere Committed Companies in the region with resources for occupational health and safety, including enhancements specifically pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Biosphere Commitment Program, go2HR provides Biosphere Committed Companies with added value through the go2HR Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Biosphere Framework. The go2HR OHS Framework offers a roadmap for participating organizations to help them establish and maintain an effective health and safety program.Continue reading “NOKTogether | Occupational health and safety support available”
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