Navigating the Alberta Beekeepers Website
Our office has received numerous calls regarding difficulties navigating the website. The location of the following topics are as follows:
- New information regarding the Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) is located under "What's New"
- Information regarding how to become a member of the ABC is located under "Membership"
- Upcoming meetings will be listed under "Meetings"
- Information regarding requirements for hiring workers and employment ads are located under "Employment" *IT IS IMPORTANT TO REGULARLY CHECK THIS PAGE FOR CURRENT HRSDC INFORMATION"
- Current information as well as important archived information is located under "Alberta Bee News"
- Resolutions passed by the Alberta Beekeepers, as well as current Research the ABC is involved with is located under "Resolutions and Research"
- Board of Directors contact info is located under "Contact Us"
- Website links to organizations of interest to ABC members are located under "Links"
MP Template Letter, 4 and 4 rule
The federal government has changed the rules regarding how long seasonal workers that enter Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program can actually stay in Canada. Once a seasonal foreign worker was accumulated 4 years of time worked in Canada, they will not be allowed to enter Canada for 4 years. Note, this only applies to seasonal workers coming in under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and not the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. The Beekeepers Commission of Alberta board strongly recommends that all members use the draft letter created by the labour committee and send it to their MP.
Important Labour Update Spring 2013
The BCA labour committee has put together an update for members reference regarding current requirements when hiring foreign workers.
Beeginner Beekeeping Courses 2013
Alberta Beekeepers College Bursaries
At the recent Alberta Beekeepers AGM, a bursary was created for the new Fairview College Technician Program. The following links contain information regarding these links: