Identifying Workforce Impacts to Support Tourism’s Recovery

Canada’s tourism sector has been hit hard by the global efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism businesses were among the first impacted and face a lengthy recovery. Much uncertainty remains regarding what travel restrictions and recommendations will look like over the coming months. Even locals’ ability to access tourism-related businesses, from restaurants to attractions to accommodations, varies from region to region.

To help shape recovery efforts and ensure we are providing targeted, useful, and timely resources to tourism businesses across the country, Tourism HR Canada has launched the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Impact Survey.

Your feedback will help us:

  • Determine how deeply the workforce has been affected by COVID-19
  • Assess the effect of government programs like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RFFF) in mitigating the effects of COVID-19
  • Identify the capacity of tourism businesses to reopen, rehire, and recover as restrictions are lifted
  • Identify the extent to which tourism businesses understand the protocols and policies they are being asked to implement in order to reopen
  • Augment other research and data collected through various means including new data from Statistics Canada.

We appreciate that tourism businesses have been asked to fill out many survey forms and provide various types of information. The research we are suggesting does not appear to be covered elsewhere and will assist us in making policy and program recommendations specific to addressing workforce needs during and post COVID-19.

The consolidated data and analysis will be made available to all participating organizations.

The survey will be live until June 26th.

Take the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Impact Survey here.