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Strength in Numbers: Tourism Research Leaders Share Insights to Support Sector’s Growth

Over 80 members of Canada’s tourism research community recently gathered to network and learn about the latest tourism research from statisticians, academics, students, and destination marketers. The thought-provoking Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter Conference was held September 18-20 on Treaty Six land in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Statistics Canada led a workshop prior to …

Addressing Hotel Labour Shortages: Destination Employment Training Underway Across Canada

Now into its second year, the national Destination Employment program continues to successfully help newcomers acquire the knowledge and experience they need to gain meaningful employment in Canada. The program provides skills and language training to newcomers to Canada in five regions: Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada. Participating employers gain resources to help …

Victoria Behune to Retire from OTEC Workforce Solutions

Toronto, Ontario, September 26, 2019: Today, OTEC Workforce Solutions announced that President and CEO, Victoria Behune, has decided to retire effective December 31, 2019. Behune joined OTEC on March 20, 2006 and has served as President and CEO for almost 14 years. She has been a dynamic, visionary, entrepreneurial leader who has overseen the growth …

Gender Reveal: Interactive Charts Provide Tourism Workforce Insights

As the lead source for tourism labour market information, Tourism HR Canada consistently analyzes new data on the workforce. These analyses help inform practices and policies around labour issues, such as recruitment, retention, compensation, training, and benefits. A key resource: the Canadian census, which contains highly detailed facts on the demographic makeup of the people …

Strengthening Supports for Refugees: New Working Partnership with World University Service of Canada

Tourism HR Canada staff met with representatives from World University Service of Canada (WUSC) last week to learn more about WUSC’s Pathways to Employment for Refugees program. The two organizations discussed potential synergies with Tourism HR Canada’s Destination Employment program, which focuses on providing training and job opportunities to newcomers to Canada. Both programs are …