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Innovate to Alleviate: Destination Employment Advisory Committee Now Recruiting

Tourism HR Canada is actively recruiting members for our Destination Employment advisory committee. We are seeking individuals from a range of backgrounds and locations who bring real world experience and ideas on how to innovate HR interventions for newcomers to Canada. This could be your opportunity to help shape program and product development that is …

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Unleash Tourism’s Potential: New Survey on Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues

The recent growth of tourism activity in Canada has attracted a renewed focus on the sector by various stakeholders, including government. Despite this renewed focus, tourism businesses continue to struggle with a range of issues that require attention. To determine the extent of these issues, Tourism HR Canada and The Conference Board of Canada are …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – November 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In November 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.5%, which is 0.6% lower than the rate reported in November 2017, and higher than the previous month (October 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.3%. At 4.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of …

A Destination for Education: Canada Seeing Exponential Growth in International Student Arrivals

In recent years, the federal government has intensified Canada’s efforts to be a world-leading study destination. According to the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Growing Canada’s Economic Future, international education plays an important role in the globalization of the Canadian economy, allowing it to thrive in a …

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Help Wanted: Solutions to Critical Labour Issues Focus at Nova Scotia Event

The Tourism HR Canada team participated in the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) Tourism Summit, held at Halifax’s The Westin Nova Scotian from November 25 to 27. This year’s event, under the theme Making the Connection, covered a range of key and emerging topics impacting tourism stakeholders. Among these: technological disruption, making tourism …