News

1.8 Million and Growing

A record 1.8 million Canadians worked in the tourism sector in 2016, recently released census data reveals. Those 1.8 million individuals account for 10.6% of all employed individuals in Canada. As a sector, tourism is the third-largest employer of Canadians, and is rapidly growing. The number of people employed in tourism has increased 11% since …

Tourism Week 2018: Celebrating a Vibrant Workforce

Tourism Week in Canada, held May 27 to June 2 this year, is a time to celebrate the economic impact and social benefits of tourism across this country. Tourism is a major employer of Canadians, with 1.8 million people working in tourism-related jobs in all regions of the country. That’s 10.6% of all workers in …

Statistics

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – April 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In April 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.1%, which is 0.8 percentage points lower than the rate reported in April 2017, and lower than the previous month (March 2018) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.4%. At 5.1%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

Parliament Hill

Tourism HR Canada Highlights Labour Market Issues to Parliamentary Tourism Caucus

Tourism HR Canada was pleased to be invited to the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus to present our projections on available labour in tourism through to the year 2035. More than 20 Members of Parliament and Senators attended the April 25th session, which focused on labour issues impacting tourism’s growth and competitiveness. The projections included the effect …

Meeting

Free Manager Workshops Available for It’s Your Shift

Since It’s Your Shift launched in the fall of 2017, more than 4,000 tourism and hospitality workers have participated in this training to combat sexual harassment and violence in hospitality operations in Ontario. While the four modules for employees and one for managers are available online, the accompanying Manager Workshop and Manager Toolkit were developed …

A Helping Hand: Providing Community Support in a Crisis

When disaster or tragedy strike, local businesses are often eager to assist, providing help with immediate needs and ongoing healing. Tourism and hospitality businesses are particularly well poised to make an impact, as accommodation and food are often two urgent necessities for those affected and for emergency services personnel and volunteers. After April’s tragic Humboldt …