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Inspiring Tourism’s Future: Industry Leader Honoured

Tourism HR Canada is honoured and delighted to announce that Philip Mondor, President and CEO, is the proud recipient of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Industry Award 2020. The award is presented in recognition of significant support for the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. Specifically, …

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Action Required as Tourism Employment Recovery Reverses

In October, tourism employment decreased by 70,400 jobs, ending five months of tourism employment recovery. Tourism employment usually decreases in October, but since 2001 the average decrease in employment between September and October has been a mere 0.8%. This year, employment decreased by 4.1%. There were 375,800 fewer people employed in tourism than there were …

Levelling Up: Join New Future Skills Validation Phase

Tourism HR Canada has now held over 50 sessions with industry professionals from across the country to review individual skills—or competencies—required across tourism, as part of the Future Skills Framework project. We now have a fully validated framework, marking an important milestone in the project. These individual competencies will be the ‘building blocks’ for a …

Get Ready for the Canadian LGBT+ Tourism Opportunity

Results from new national research indicate that 90% of Canadian LGBT+ travellers intend to travel domestically this year amidst international travel uncertainty. This represents a $12 billion leisure travel opportunity for a tourism sector devastated by COVID-19. Is your business market-ready? Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and Tourism HR Canada are eager to help you …

Watch: Building Strategic Community Partnerships Webinar

Building Strategic Community Partnerships, the third in a new series of free webinars designed for business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs, is now available for viewing. Tourism’s revival and growth is dependent on the ability of tourism businesses to engage in community-led strategies. This webinar looks at how to harness resources to create a destination that …

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The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Tourism Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic forced enormous change on the Canadian economy with very little advance warning. New protocols and restrictions were put into place to slow the spread of the deadly virus. Since COVID-19 closed international borders, Canada’s tourism numbers have reduced drastically. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the tourism sector and its …