MEMBER SERVICES & UPDATES

Benefit of Membership: National Labour Mobility

Under the terms of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) or the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA),  AScT and CTech credentials are portable throughout Canada.  This allows our certified members to enjoy the advantage of national labour mobility.

National labour mobility (national portability) provides many benefits that is advantageous for both our members and employers.  For our members, benefits include nation-wide professional credibility, increased marketability, and greater job opportunities for career advancement.  For employers, benefits include knowing their potential employee is qualified, has met the strict national guidelines for competency, and they must follow a recognized professional Code of Ethics—ensuring professionalism in the execution of their duties and bringing value to their business.

As well, when workers are required to undergo additional training or examinations to re-certify in another province, the worker, their families and employers who are trying to staff positions can suffer from the uncertainty, additional costs and time that it takes to re-certify.  With the ease of transferring certification across Canada, these concerns are diminished!

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Additional Benefits of Membership

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Member Services Partner Spotlight: TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (TDMM)

  TD Insurance Delivers During BC Fires

As the wildfire emergency continues in BC, TD Insurance is there to provide support to their customers when they need it most. Services delivered to date include:

  • The Mobile Response Unit and Comfort Vans were deployed to over 26 locations to help ASTTBC members. 10,000+ supplies were delivered with 4,000+ interactions.
  • Advisors pro-actively called all policyholders within the affected areas before them having to call first.
  • Acting quickly to resolve the claim and support policyholders during a difficult time.

Make sure you have the coverage that fits your needs. Click here to learn more about what’s covered for home insurance.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (TDMM) has been an ASTTBC affinity partner since 2001.  As a leading provider of group home and auto insurance, TDMM continually strives to provide our members with quality products and services at preferred group rates and attentive, professional customer service. 

 

 Additional Insurance Plans at Group Rates:

 

Dreyer Group – Mortgage Brokers – Residential & Commercial; Article: Refinance to Renovate

ManulifeLife Insurance, Extended Health, Accident Protection, Disability, & Dental

Olympia Benefits – Health & Dental Spending Account

Willis Tower Watson – Professional Liability Insurance

Additional Group Benefits

 

TECHCLUB – Monthly Promotions & Savings

TechCLUB is a member services program designed to provide ASTTBC members with valuable insider discounts on products and services.   Take advantage of preferential rates by a broad range of member benefits partners!

CPD OPPORTUNITIES

  SONAR LEADERSHIP: The Essential Leadership Training for Today’s Workplaces  |  October 4, 2017  |  Accent Inn, Burnaby, BC

Does your organization want Leadership training for your Supervisors/ Managers in 2017? Is your budget limited?

Fiore Group Training is presenting a SONAR Leadership Workshop on October 4th, 2017 in Burnaby. This session will teach participants to become generous leaders through insightful discussions and powerful group exercises. Registration includes the SONAR Leadership Manual, SONAR Leadership Journal, plus all the handouts, skills, exercises and tools you can take back and share with the staff in your organization. Lunch and refreshments are included.

The cost for ASTTBC Members is $279, plus an additional 5% discount using Coupon Code ASTTBC2017 (+GST). Regular price is $299 (+GST).

The last two workshops have completely sold out so you don’t want to miss this! Contact Fiore Group Training to book your seat today at 604-990-5168 or karen@fioregroup.org

 

  THE ART OF LEADERSHIP  |  October 26, 2017  |  Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver BC

The Art of Leadership is returning to Vancouver on October 26th and we are excited to being partnering with The Art of Productions to offer you a special member discount!

Speakers this year include:

  • Joe Biden – 47th Vice President of the United States
  • Amanda Lang – Anchor of Bloomberg TV Canada and Bestselling Author, The Beauty of Discomfort
  • Welby Altidor – Executive Creative Director formerly with Cirque du Soleil and Bestselling Author, Creativity & Collaboration
  • Dr Tasha Eurich – New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Psychologist and Researcher
  • Vince Molinaro – New York Times Bestselling Author and Leadership Expert

This event is expected to sell out so don’t be disappointed and register early!  As an ASTTBC member, SAVE $50 per pass when registering with promo code ASTTBC20.

For more information and to register for The Art of Leadership

 

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

  BC LIONS |  September 8, 2017 & October 21, 2017  |  BC Place Stadium, Vancouver BC

ASTTBC and the BC Lions are partnering again to provide you with a roaring good offer! Grab your family and friends and head down to the Den to support your local football team! As an ASTTBC member, you have access to a special group rate for the following two games:

·         Friday, September 8th vs Montreal Alouettes

·         Saturday, October 21st vs Edmonton Eskimos

In addition, you can receive a free pair of sunglasses when you present your group ticket!

Purchase tickets online here and enter the promo code “ASTTBC”.   Please note this site does not work well with Internet Explorer and an alternate browser such as Mozilla Firefox is recommended.

 

  VANCOUVER WHITECAPS  |  September 23, 2017  |  BC Place Stadium, Vancouver BC

ASTTBC and Whitecaps FC are partnering for an exciting experience! Vancouver Whitecaps FC provides one of the city’s best live sporting atmosphere 21 times a year. Playing at BC Place in North America’s Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC is one of three Canadian teams that compete in the league that runs from March 6th – October 23rd.

ASTTBC members can now save up to 30% off regular pricing on the upcoming home game on Saturday, September 23, 2017 vs Colorado Rapids.

Purchase tickets online here for you, family and friends and enter the promo code “ASTTBC”. Please note this site does not work well with Internet Explorer and an alternate browser such as Mozilla Firefox is recommended.

Learn about additional Whitecaps Partner Promotions when you purchase a ticket to the Whitecaps game!

If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Seth Gordon, Sr Account Executive, at 604-484-7870 or sgordon@whitecapsfc.com.

 
  THE FAIR AT THE PNE  |  August 19 – September 4, 2017  |  PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver

Save up to $5 on Gate and Ride Passes

Keep the party going! Celebrate the now, celebrate your childhood and celebrate the future where all of BC comes together every summer! This year’s Fair will feature special Canada 150 shows and entertainment, along with rides and food that can only be experienced at The Fair, and new attractions and shows here for this year only!

  SUMMER NIGHT CONCERTS  |  August 19 – September 2, 2017  |  PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver

Save $3 on select reserved seating tickets

Don’t miss a summer full of the best music, every night at the PNE Amphitheatre! Spend an evening with The B-52s, Colin James and country superstar Billy Currington! Take in the sounds of legendary Chicago and sing along with The Doobie Brothers. Don’t miss iconic ZZ TOP and Canada’s-own High Valle and Mother Mother! Tom Cochrane with Red Rider is set to take the stage.  Sing along with The Gipsy Kings then dance the night away with The Pointer Sisters! And you won’t want to miss Huey Lewis and The News! Great music every night at the Fair at the PNE!

   

UNBELIEVABLE! A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE  |  August 19 – September 4, 2017  |  Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver

Save $2 on select reserved seating tickets

A world-class magical showcase not to be missed! Watch in amazement and witness grand illusions. Come and be thrilled as we present champions of magic featuring Chipper Lowell; Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa; Danny Cole; and Shawn Farquhar, World Champion of Magic! UNBELIEVABLE magic, comedy and breathtaking illusions.

 

  PLAYLAND ADMISSION PASSES  |  September 9 –17, 2017

Save up to $5 per ticket

Playland remains open after the PNE wraps up so continue the fun by purchasing a day pass online and save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. Admission to Playland gives you access to over 30 rides and attractions, including three new family rides.

  CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – KURIOS  |  October 10 to December 15, 2017  |   Under the Blue & Yellow Big Top at Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver BC

Groups of 12, save up to $25 on select tickets

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

To purchase tickets for you, family and friends through PNE Group Sales

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

 
  LOCAL HOSPITALITY

ASTTBC is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our members. Savings average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.

Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.

Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime.

To access your travel savings today!

 

  ENDLESS SAVINGS & MORE – Back to School Savings!

Save with hundreds of discounts available on your smart phone.

New this month is Chatters Hair Salons. Save $5 on a cut, $10 on a cut & colour and 15% on all products at any of their more than 100 Canadian locations.

Back to School – When in the mall or your shopping district, tap the ESM App to view nearby savings and discounts. Typically, you just show a digital coupon on your smart phone at payment to redeem. It’s a convenient, fast way to save money.

To get the ESM App, go to your app store (Google or Apple) or the ESM Website on your smart phone at: http://www.ESMobileApp.com  When you first download the app, you will be asked for the ASTTBC “organization code”. It’s: asttbc

For more member savings on products and services, visit TechCLUB