HR Tech Group News and Announcements

Provide Immigration Input re: Global Talent Occupations List (TIME SENSITIVE)

Further to Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) recent announcement that the Global Talent Stream pilot has become a permanent program, it is again reviewing its Global Talent Occupations List (GTOL).  As outlined, occupations on this list are eligible for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) without proof of Canadian recruitment and for rapid, two week processing.  ESDC is seeking insight and labour market information from employers as outlined in this survey

Please save a copy of the survey, and forward your completed copy by Tuesday, April 9th, to We will collate the survey results and submit them collectively from our industry.

Stephanie Hollingshead

CEO, HR Tech Group Association 


HR Tech Group Feedback Submission to BC’s Employment Standards Branch

As a result of the provincial government modernization review of BC’s Employment Standards Act, and given the critical importance of the regulation’s high tech worker overtime exemption to our industry’s competitiveness, we worked with Fasken to write a submission asking that the high tech exemption remain as is within the Act.  You can review and download a copy of the HR Tech Group submission here.

Thank you to the team at Fasken for your support and guidance in this important endeavour!



New CEO Announced!

The HR Tech Group is thrilled to announce their new Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Hollingshead to lead the growth of this non-profit organization further!

Click here to read the press release 


Executive Director Quarterly Update

Click here to review HR Tech Group's quarterly update form CEO, Stephanie Hollingshead.

Archived HR Tech in the community posts:

To learn more about the HR Tech Group community click  here

When Allison met with Justin Trudeau here (May 2017).

Diversity and Inclusion

HR Tech Group has managed a provincial government funded program to examine diversity and inclusion in our sector, to report on status, and to make recommendations for improvements. 

Click here to read the press release.  

Click here to view the report in a new tab.

Click here to download the full report. 

Tech Salaries Continue to Rise in BC While Talent Shortages Persist

The 2018 BC Tech Salary Survey has now released its findings! This report covers employment practices including salary forecasts for 2019, overtime, perks, vacation, paid time off and more.

Click here to read further on the press release.

Click here to purchase the salary survey.