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Labour Challenges Impeding Tourism’s Growth

Canada’s tourism sector has the potential for significant growth in the coming decades, as both a contributor to the economy and a source of employment for Canadians. However, a key hurdle persists: the labour challenges tourism operators face, especially in rural and remote regions. Sixty-three percent of tourism businesses report that labour issues are a …

Industry HR Experts Develop Human Capital Pillar of the Future Skills Framework

The first week of November saw 17 industry leaders in the field of human resources travel to Ottawa, in order to inform the pillar of the Future Skills Framework that brings together competencies relating to finding—and keeping—talent within the tourism sector. Over the course of two days, the participants provided Tourism HR Canada with vital …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – October 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In October 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.6%, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than the rate reported in October 2018, and higher than the previous month (September 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.5%. At 4.6%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

Strengthening Canada as an Inclusive Destination

In a report on travel destination trends for LGBTQ2 travel in 2019, Travel Pulse selected just one Canadian city in its ‘top 30’ destinations: Montreal. While the recognition does represent a foothold into this burgeoning market, a new initiative aims to increase Canada’s national profile as a premier tourism destination for the LGBTQ2 market: one …

Immigration Vital to Tourism’s Success

By 2032, immigrants will be responsible for 100% of Canada’s population growth. Today, without immigration, Canada’s labour force would be shrinking, as the number individuals retiring is greater than the number of school leavers entering the labour force. Under such circumstances, immigration is a vitally important subject. Tourism HR Canada recently attended the Conference Board …

Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Centennial College

The Future of Work in the Tourism Sector Starts at School

By Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Centennial College According to Tourism HR Canada, tourism is a $90 billion industry that employs over 1.8 million workers, outpacing many other industries in the country. As Canada’s share of the global tourism market increases, so does the need for a highly skilled workforce. …