The old adage that "Canadians are born all over the world, it just takes some time for them to get here" continues to ring true, particularly, as accommodators look outside of Canada to welcome new employees. Temporary Foreign Workers contribute immensely to our industry in British Columbia, but we share a friendly reminder that additional documentation is required to ensure these workers meet employment and immigration protocols.
Bringing the Olympic Games to BC in 2030 could have an enormous impact on our provincial accommodation and tourism industries. This week marks an important milestone to bring the games back to BC, with the organizing committee meeting with various councils, including the City of Vancouver.
Support the BC 2030 Olympic bid by taking the following steps as shared by the Olympic Organizing Committee:
As announced in British Columbia’s Budget 2022 on February 22, 2022, effective July 1, 2022, certain marketplace facilitators must charge and collect provincial sales tax (PST) and the municipal and regional district tax (MRDT) on taxable sales and leases that they facilitate through an online marketplace. This includes taxable sales of accommodation facilitated through an online marketplace by an online marketplace facilitator.