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New Brunswick Community College Demonstrates Quality Tourism Programming

Tourism HR Canada congratulates New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) on achieving SMART + Accreditation for two programs: Hotel and Restaurant Operations and Hotel and Restaurant Management. Both tourism-related programs demonstrated they exceed industry standards as envisioned in the SMART accreditation program. “We are delighted to recognize New Brunswick Community College for its dedication to offering …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – October 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In October 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.3%, which is 0.4% lower than the rate reported in October 2017, and lower than the previous month (September 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.7%. At 4.3%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of …

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Intelligence – Development – Leadership: Share Your Expertise

Tourism HR Canada is extremely fortunate to have secured three multi-year funded projects that will allow us to continue our global leadership in labour market intelligence, competency development and training, and innovative initiatives to broaden and diversify the potential labour market for tourism. These projects, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, …

International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2018

Aligning Dreams: Insights from Successful Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneurs

Indigenous tourism is a job creator and nation builder. It has distinct characteristics, with an emphasis on heritage and culture, and aims to improve social and economic circumstances. Market- and export-ready Indigenous tourism experiences are authentic; they aim to preserve and strengthen traditions, customs, and culture and to improve people’s understanding of Indigenous history. Tourism …

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Aging Workforce, Increasing Diversity: New Demographic Summaries Released

Tourism HR Canada has released two new demographic summaries examining the workforce in the accommodations and food and beverage industries. These cover businesses ranging from hotels and motels to RV parks and camps, and from full-service restaurants to drinking places. Based on the most recent Canadian census data (2016), these summaries show how many individuals …

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Explore Tourist Spending Across Canada

Statistics Canada recently released an updated Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account (PTTSA). The PTTSA is the only source for comparable data on tourism expenditures in the different regions of Canada. Tourism HR Canada has a long history of involvement with Canada’s tourism satellite account and is happy to see the provincial/territorial version updated to …