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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 …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – September 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In September 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.7%, which is 0.7% higher than the rate reported in September 2017, and lower than the previous month (August 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%. At 4.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.4%. …

Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference

Growing Labour Challenges Key Concern at Industry Event

The ongoing shortage of skilled workers dominated conversation as Tourism HR Canada President and CEO Philip Mondor presented the latest labour market intelligence at the Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference, held October 11 at the Fallsview Casino and Resort, Niagara Falls. For the lunch presentation, Help Wanted: Current Issues and Practical Strategies, Philip shared the …

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Tourism HR Canada to Develop Tourism Competency Framework

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce a three-year initiative to address the changing nature of work in the tourism sector, funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. The Future Skills Framework project will see the creation of a comprehensive and sustainable pan-Canadian competency framework for the tourism economy, representing its five associated …