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12 “would be” food processing industry workers began the program August 27th, 2012 and all 12 successfully graduated September 22nd, 2012. As of this date, 4 participants from the initial intake are now employed and likely more will become employed in the near future.

This is an enormous leap for the workers involved. When they enter the program they may be unemployed, they are not eligible for EI benefits and they are regarded as having low skills levels, which prevents them from being competitive in the job market. These people worked hard to graduate and they appreciate the...

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VANCOUVER – One hundred and twenty people will have access to four-week training program that allows participants to gain employment and work in the high-demand food processing industry, announced Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell.

The BC Food Processors Work! program is a part of a Labour Market Sector Solutions project with the BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA). This program involves working with food processors in the Lower Mainland to meet their demand for workers with basic food industry skills.

BCFPA expects to help 120 participants over a 20-...

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Abbotsford, B.C., June 11, 2012 . Gizella’s Pastry received the BC Food Processors Hall of Fame Award at the FoodProWest 2012 Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. Maheb Nathoo of Earth’s Own Food Compan y received the Leadership Award and Fresh Direct Produce received the BCFPA Member of the Year Award , whilst the Rising Star Award went to Charles Chang of Vega , and the Innovation Award to Rick Gibbs of Neutron Factory Works ,. Freybe Gourmet Foods was awarded the Sustainability Award . One new award was added this year: the Product of the Year Award was jointly won by Daiya Foods’...

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Abbotsford, May 8, 2012. The BC Food Processors Association is happy to announce the Finalists in the 2012 BC Food Processors Product of the Year Award. Seven awards were approved by a judging committee of the BCFPA Board of Directors, the finalists for the first six awards were announced last week ( http://bcfpa.ca/story/2012/04/30/2012-bc-food-processors-award-finalists-announced )

For the seventh, and newest award, Product of the Year, 12 nominations were received. As they included a...

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Abbotsford, April 30, 2012. The BC Food Processors Association is happy to announce the Finalists in the 2012 BC Food Processors Awards.

Seven awards were approved by a judging committee of the BCFPA Board of Directors. Please see the attached PDF for the full list of 2012 finalists.

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