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Is Your Pay Competitive? 2019 Compensation Study Released Today

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce the 2019 Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation Study is now available. Employers in Canada’s tourism sector want to know they are offering competitive compensation strategies, just as workers and labour organizations want to know that they are receiving them. Having sound compensation data will help the tourism sector support …

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Get Inspired by Indigenous Tourism Leaders at IITC 2019

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced programming for its International Indigenous Tourism Conference. The annual event will be held this year from November 12 to 14 in Kelowna, BC, on the traditional territory of the Syilx Nation, in partnership with the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations, Tourism Kelowna, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – July 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In July 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.7%, which is 0.5 percentage points higher than the rate reported in July 2018, but lower than the previous month (June 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.8%. At 4.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

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Future Skills: Help Ensure Canadian Tourism is Globally Competitive

Announced last fall, the Future Skills Framework project seeks to address the changing nature of work in the tourism sector. Under the three-year, federally funded initiative, Tourism HR Canada is creating a comprehensive and sustainable competency framework for the Canadian tourism economy. The framework will be a dynamic collection of competencies and essential employability and …

Visualizing the Benefits: Destination Employment Releases Shareable Infographics

Now in its second year, the Destination Employment program has successfully helped newcomers to Canada prepare for and land hotel jobs across the country. The initiative helps hoteliers to fill critical vacancies in a tight labour market and provides them with resources to help onboard and mentor these new employees. As the program grows to …

Building Stronger Communities: Immigration Pilots Present Opportunity for Collaboration

With record low unemployment rates, labour shortages are being widely felt across Canada, impacting businesses in multiple sectors and escalating competition for workers. Programming designed to attract workers to a specific industry unrelated to tourism may appear to offer solutions only to other employers, but details within these programs can also benefit tourism businesses desperate …