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TIANB’s Skills Gain Program Delivers Flexible Training Based on Industry Consultations

Tourism HR Canada congratulates the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) on the launch of its new program aimed at creating more qualified tourism professionals: Skills Gain. The team at TIANB worked closely with staff from Tourism HR Canada to add a new online option to its existing Skills Gain workshops. The online format …

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Social Purpose, Industry Connections Core to HT Hospitality Training’s SMART+ Accreditation

The SMART accreditation program has hit another milestone: HT Hospitality Training becomes the first private institution to achieve the SMART+ distinction, highlighting the range of high-quality programming available to those wishing to start or further a career in tourism and hospitality. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, since 2002, the hospitality training company offers short-term, hands-on courses …

Strong Partnerships Underpin Successful Start for Destination Employment in Atlantic Canada

The Destination Employment project aims to help unemployed and underemployed newcomers secure well-paid, stable, long-term hotel jobs. Equally important is developing a sustainable, systemic model for employment programming—one that leads to economic and social benefits for newcomers and employers and increased collaboration among community-based service providers and stakeholders. A joint initiative of Tourism HR Canada …

Forecasting Future Skills: Consultation Underway to Identify Tourism Training Needs

Six months into a three-year initiative to address skills gaps and labour mismatches, the Future Skills Framework project has been actively gathering and analyzing information to pinpoint the current and emerging competencies Canada’s tourism sector needs to be globally competitive. While many essential skills remain core to a successful tourism career, professionals must also continually …

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Strengthening Our People: Annual Labour Market Forum to Coordinate Action on Workforce Issues

Tourism and hospitality stakeholders from across Canada will gather in Ottawa this March for the annual Labour Market Forum, hosted by Tourism HR Canada. Individuals representing all levels of business, education, labour, industry associations, and governments will participate in this “sleeves rolled up” working meeting, crafting recommendations and solutions to current and emerging labour challenges …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – December 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In December 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.1%, which is 0.9% lower than the rate reported in December 2017, and lower than the previous month (November 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.5%. At 4.1%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of …