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New Online Tool Simplifies and Customizes Labour Market Research

Designed to improve access to tourism labour market information, the newly launched Rapid reSearch allows anyone to search several of Tourism HR Canada’s labour market datasets using a simple interface. For many years, Tourism HR Canada has acquired customized tabulations of datasets. This has provided us with a full picture of the tourism labour market …

Bridging the Labour Gap: Latest Labour Supply Report Available

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce the availability of the third in its series of three labour supply and demand reports. Bottom Line: Bridging the Labour Gap quantifies the effect of strategies that could fill the 240,000-job shortfall in the tourism sector. Specifically, it quantifies the number of jobs that would be filled by: …

Unpacking 12 New Strategies to Help Tourism Employers Address Labour Shortages

Tourism operators are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain workers. Over the past 17 years, 100,000 jobs were unfilled. These were advertised positions for which tourism employers were unable to find workers, and despite demand, business expansions never occurred because they lacked the workers to deliver on the services. These vacancies accounted for …

Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018: Are You Ready?

Special Edition of Welcoming International Visitors Available Free of Charge Since 2010, when Canada received approved destination status in China, the number of Chinese visitors coming to Canada has more than tripled. The Government of Canada has set a goal to double Chinese visitation to Canada by 2021. That means over 600,000 additional visitors! Canadian …

Partners and Stakeholders Survey: Results Are In

Our sincere thanks to all participants in our annual survey of partners and stakeholders and to those who distributed the survey to their members. Your insightful feedback allows us to respond to industry needs and keep on top of emerging issues affecting our sector. We asked a lot of key questions and are starting to …

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – February 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In February 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.6%, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than the rate reported in February 2017, and the same as the previous month (January 2018) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.6%. At 5.6%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted …