Tourism HR Canada

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Tourism HR Canada is a national organization working for the tourism sector in Canada, a $90 billion industry employing over 1.78 million people including over 550,000 youth. The organization works to identify and address labour market issues in the Canadian tourism sector. Its main goals include improving the quality and mobility of the tourism workforce and supplying tourism businesses with the labour market intelligence they need to plan for and overcome their current and future human resource challenges.

Special Attractions

Tourism HR Insider

Tourism HR Insider

Tourism HR Insider is your source for current human resources issues and solutions. Look for timely, relevant labour market intelligence, industry success stories, news and event details, surveys, and articles on HR themes impacting tourism’s current and future success.

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information

Are you looking for up-to-date information on the state of the tourism industry? Each year, Tourism HR Canada conducts, updates, and publishes several major reports containing the most recent data of interest to members of the tourism sector.

SMART Accreditation Program

SMART Accreditation Program

The SMART Accreditation Program aims to provide national recognition to tourism-related programs that meet or exceed industry standards, and to provide benchmarks that tourism program providers can use to assist them in continually improving their programs. Learn how to apply today!

 

News

Help Shape the Sector: Join Our National Advisory Council

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In June 2017, Tourism HR Canada (THRC) restructured its Board and governance model, creating an Advisory Council—a separate body to provide guidance on hot-button issues and other relevant initiatives facing the tourism sector nationally. Core to the Advisory Council’s mandate: facilitate, coordinate, and enable discussion on tourism labour market issues. This newly formed Council will reflect and represent the diverse views and nature of the tourism labour market in Canada.

Impact of Increased Immigration on Tourism Workforce Shortages

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In 2016, the government of Canada set a 2017 immigration intake target of 300,000; on November 1st, 2017, it announced even higher targets for 2018-2020. These will see the yearly intake of immigrants rise to 0.9% of the Canadian population by 2020. Tourism HR Canada’s original projections for tourism job shortages used the historical intake of immigrants—around 0.8% of the population.

Key Labour Market Initiatives Receive Federal Funding

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce that it has received funding for several exciting labour market research initiatives over the next three years.

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot - January 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In January 2018, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was at 5.6%, which is 0.5 percentage points lower than the rate reported in January 2017, and higher than the previous month (December 2017) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.0%.