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Last Call for Free LGBT+ Market-Ready Certification

March is the final month to access the LGBT+ Market-Ready certificate free of charge. LGBT+ travellers represent a major opportunity for recovery for our Canadian tourism industry. They outspend their mainstream counterparts at 7x the average trip expense. They rebound faster after industry shocks, being among the first segment to recover post-9/11 and SARS. And …

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Invitation to Identify Future Skills Needs

Tourism HR Canada is gathering input from employers, Indigenous representatives, and students to inform the launch of our pan-Canadian Tourism Competency Framework. We are currently developing a Future Skills Competency Framework tool to help businesses, job-seekers, and industry professionals in the tourism sector. Feedback will help to ensure the Future Skills Competency Framework will best …

TIAC Announces New President & CEO

Tourism HR Canada congratulates Beth Potter on her appointment as the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). Beth has a long and distinguished career in Canada’s tourism sector, including most recently serving as the President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). She is a recognized …

Labour Market Forum March 15-18, 2021

Registration Opens for Labour Market Forum

Registration is open for Tourism HR Canada’s annual Labour Market Forum, a free, virtual event to help create a more resilient and inclusive labour market. Now in its fifth year, this premier event offers Canada’s tourism sector a unique opportunity to collaborate on improving workforce strategies, resources, and the capacity to implement them. Tourism businesses, …

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Ongoing Tourism Job Losses Will Impede Recovery Efforts

Employment in both tourism and the broader economy fell significantly in January. The seasonally adjusted data reports employment in Canada dropping by 213,000, while the unadjusted (which we use to compare overall employment to tourism) shows a much steeper loss of almost half a million. Tourism employment decreased for the fifth month in a row, …

Help Shape the Post-COVID Future of Tourism & Hospitality

We need your input to help shape the future of our post-pandemic tourism and hospitality workforce. As we reflect on the devastating and lasting effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry, we must also look forward to the future resiliency of our workforce. How will the landscape change post-pandemic? How will we attract and …