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Tourism Counts: One Quarter of August Job Growth in Tourism Sector

In August, tourism employment increased by 54,300 jobs, the smallest monthly gain since tourism employment began to recover in May. Tourism employment dropped by 881,700 jobs through March and April. The sector has now gained back 572,200 of those lost jobs. But summer is the height of Canada’s tourism season, and on a year-over-year basis …

Uncover Canada’s $12 Billion Leisure Travel Opportunity

Results from new national research indicate that 90 per cent of Canadian LGBT+ travellers intend to travel domestically this year amidst international travel uncertainty. Spending an average of $1,800 per trip, substantially more than other travellers, this represents a $12 billion leisure travel opportunity for a sector devastated by COVID-19. Safety, through the freedom to …

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Calling Adventure Guides and Travel Services Experts to Build A Stronger Tourism Sector

Tourism HR Canada has continued building the Future Skills Framework, a federally funded three-year project compiling a comprehensive bank of the competencies required in tourism. For a set of online sessions to be held from September 21 to October 1, we are looking for tourism professionals with recent experience in either adventure guiding or travel …

Tourism Employment Rebound Slows in July

Tourism employment increased in July, albeit at a slower pace than in June. Employment increased in four of five tourism industry groups but declined in the transportation industry. Tourism employment increased by 190,000 jobs between June and July, an increase of 12.8%, lower than the 19.7% growth in employment that occurred between May and June. …

Tourism HR Canada Congratulates New Destination Canada President & CEO

Tourism HR Canada would like to extend its thanks to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and the Government of Canada on their appointment of Marsha Walden as President and CEO of Destination Canada. The Tourism HR Canada team offers its sincere congratulations to Marsha on her new role leading Canada’s …

Keeping Canada Well as We Reopen

As published in Canadian Lodging News Tourism HR Canada Board Member Joe Baker says that as we reopen our businesses, let’s not underestimate the impact our workers have on our guests and clients. And let’s not underestimate the toll this pandemic and the return to work has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing …