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Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Centennial College

Industry x Education Must Address Labour Shortages

By Joe Baker Originally published by Canadian Lodging News The shortage of talent facing the Canadian hospitality and tourism industry has reached crisis levels in some parts of the country. Operators may be experiencing this at a local level but the issue is much more than a localized trend. It has become one of the …

Fostering Inclusivity Broadens Canada’s Tourism Market

Tourism HR Canada and the CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, have kicked off a national LGBT+ tourism development initiative, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Experiences Fund. The project supports Canadian tourism businesses as they ensure their operations are open and welcoming to all travellers and workers. This includes diversifying and …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2020

(seasonally unadjusted) In January 2020, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.7%, which is 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate reported in January 2019, and higher than the previous month (December 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.6%. At 5.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was just below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

AI + HR: Innovative Platform to Boost Employee Retention

Employee turnover can be costly, disruptive, and time-consuming. To help employers understand the decisions behind voluntary turnover and keep valuable staff engaged, Tourism HR Canada recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Safa, a Canadian-based software company that provides tools and a certification process for employers to improve employee retention. Applying psychological principles and …

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Build a World-Leading Tourism Workforce: Join Our Board of Directors

Tourism HR Canada’s Board of Directors supports and guides our pan-Canadian organization as we deliver on our mandate of building a world-leading tourism workforce. Our team facilitates, coordinates, and enables human resource development activities that support a globally competitive and sustainable industry and foster the development of a dynamic and resilient workforce. Thirteen Directors representing …

Identifying Key Business Concerns for Action: 2020 Survey

As we begin a new year and look forward to this year’s Labour Market Forum, Tourism HR Canada is taking the current pulse of the labour market from the perspective of tourism businesses. Our 2020 Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Survey is now live. We ask a few questions about the effects of the current …