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Propelling Smarter, Bolder Tourism: Join Tourism HR Canada at TTRA Canada

Join Canada’s foremost travel and tourism researchers, including Tourism HR Canada’s own Vice-President of Labour Market Intelligence, this fall in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Registration is still open for the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada’s conference, Propelling Smarter, Bolder Tourism, September 26 to 28. Delegates will explore how research is and can be effectively …

Indigenous Tourism

Successful Summer Staffing: Plan for Next Season Now

Another summer tourist season has wrapped up across Canada—one of the most successful in recent memory. A strong global economy coupled with international visitors avoiding the political turmoil in the United States resulted in a boom in both international and domestic tourists exploring Canada’s plethora of sights and activities. For most tourism employers, the ritual …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – July 2018

  (seasonally unadjusted) In July 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.2%, which is 0.2% lower than the rate reported in July 2017, and lower than the previous month (June 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.5%. At 4.2%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

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Yes, Virginia, There Are Careers in Tourism

The Canadian tourism sector continues to face a critical shortage of labour, with projections forecasting worsening conditions if the status quo remains unchanged. If more workers cannot be attracted to the sector, it risks losing its competitive edge as businesses cannot meet demand, service quality diminishes…and tourists go elsewhere. This information will come as no …

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Numbers Game: Defining Tourism Employment Stats

Have you noticed that the number of people working in tourism seems to vary? You go to one presentation and there are 1.8 million people in tourism. At another, there are 1.78 million, and at yet another, the number drops to fewer than a million. And those are just the national numbers—forget the provincial and …

Now Hiring: Building Tourism’s Employment Brand

With competition for labour intensifying, tourism employers are positioning themselves as desirable places to work and, relatedly, boosting the image of tourism employment as a whole. Marketing campaigns that seek to build an employer’s brand have been highlighting innovative HR practices and unique benefits, which help pique the interest of those who may never have …