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Destination Employment Advisory Committee Meeting

En Route to Success: Pan-Canadian Expertise Guiding Destination Employment Program

The Destination Employment Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting at last week’s Tourism Labour Market Forum, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre. Over twenty individuals from hotels, destination marketing organizations, serving agencies, and government shared their expertise and experience on connecting newcomers to Canada with employers. Announced in 2018, the three-year Destination …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – February 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In February 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.9%, which is 0.7% lower than the rate reported in February 2018, and the same as the previous month (January 2019). At 4.9%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.1%. All tourism industry groups reported …

Hotel Association of Canada Conference

Shaping Tourism’s Future Together: HAC Conference Promotes Industry Connections

A strong turnout and inspiring, timely discussions made for another successful annual Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Conference. Held February 27 and 28 in Toronto, the conference theme “One Industry. One Voice.” reflected an industry that is banding together in the face of a rapidly growing tourism economy and complex challenges, from disruptors like the …

Palpable Excitement about Destination Employment at HAC Annual Conference

By Jon Kiely, Tourism HR Canada Vice-President, Product Innovation and Communications I’ve personally attended the annual Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Conference numerous times in my 20 years with Tourism HR Canada; this year was truly reinvigorating. The vibe was upbeat and positive, with a very noticeable increase in female participation in all facets of …

Emerit Line Cook Training

Tourism Reaches Record Low Unemployment: Annual Labour Force Survey Highlights

Tourism HR Canada has just released the latest on the tourism labour force across the country. The information presented here is drawn from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey. The data is seasonally unadjusted to allow comparisons between the tourism sector and the overall economy. As such, monthly and annual numbers for Canada’s entire labour force …