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A botched scavenger hunt, a broken elevator and a patio party

We take our parties pretty seriously here at Impact Recruitment: in October the Building Division got us to dress up in costumes and sing our hearts out at karaoke; in December our management team arranged an amazing Christmas party at Lift; mid-February the...

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GVBOT enters partnership with BC government to boost exporting

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) has entered into a partnership worth $2.5 million with the provincial government intended to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increase their export capacity, with a specific focus on Asia. “Our role is to...

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Coast Guard hiring for 150 positions in BC, 500 across Canada

The Canadian Coast Guard has announced it is looking to fill 150 positions in B.C. to staff new lifeboat stations, ships and infrastructure projects. The federal agency is looking to add 500 positions across Canada. While that will not reverse the cuts made under the...

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B.C.-backed plant creates jobs in West African community

Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) chairman Ian Telfer was in Senegal recently for the grand opening of one of his latest investments. It wasn’t a new gold mine, however, but a waste-to-energy plant that takes tires and plastics and turns them into fuel in the township of...

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Impact night out: pizza, bowling and beer!

At Impact we love a little healthy competition... so we decided to get our evening ROLLING at Commodore Lanes! After a little pizza party at the office (it's very important to load up on carbs before exerting ourselves at the bowling alley, of course!) we strolled...

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Compass 2.0 project aims to expand services for transit users

TransLink wants to raise all-time-high transit ridership even higher in Metro Vancouver with new projects and modifications to its Compass card fare system. Long-sought major projects, such as the Millennium Line extension underneath Broadway to Arbutus Street and...

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Value of B.C. food exports growing quickly

Just five years ago, the most valuable export commodities coming out of the ground in B.C. apart from trees were copper and metallurgical coal. But in 2015, the value of B.C. food exports surpassed both copper and metallurgical coal. Met coal used to be B.C.’s second...

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Security sector booms but hiring remains an issue

The security industry is growing so rapidly that the sector faces huge hurdles in hiring and retaining enough employees, industry insiders say. Dan Popowich, CEO of security firm Commissionaires BC, said multiple industries including airports, local governments,...

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TransLink beginning public consultations for new projects

Public consultations for the extension of the Millennium Line along Broadway and the building of a Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail transit line will begin next week, TransLink announced January 17. Consultations begin January 24 for the Surrey project and January...

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126 year-old Vancouver law firm takes the global stage

Bull Housser, one of B.C.’s most well respected law firms, has joined forces with a global law firm in a combination that will give the Vancouver-based firm and its clients worldwide reach. In September, Bull Housser and Norton Rose Fulbright announced that the two...