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LGBTQ2 Travellers to Explore Canada in 2020-21 Creating $12 Billion Hospitality Opportunity

New national survey by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and Tourism HR Canada identifies Canadian hospitality sector opportunity amidst international travel uncertainty Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), dedicated to the growth of LGBTQ2 businesses, and Tourism HR Canada, a national organization dedicated to building a world-leading tourism workforce, announced the results of a new national survey uncovering the economic opportunity of …

Joe Baker to Join OTEC Team

The Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) is pleased to announce that Joe Baker will be joining their team effective June 15 as Systems Leadership and Integrated Strategy Advisor. This newly created role was designed to support the OTEC senior team in their collaborative role in tourism and hospitality workforce recovery alongside numerous industry and association …

Getting Tourism Back to Work: 10-Point Plan

The recovery of Canada’s tourism workforce requires rapid deployment of resources and a comprehensive engagement strategy that involves all stakeholders. Tourism HR Canada, with a mandate to facilitate, coordinate, and enable human resource development activities which support a globally competitive and sustainable industry and foster the development of a dynamic and resilient workforce, is poised …

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MTEC Launches FREE Clean It Right Training Program

The Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC) has officially launched the new Clean It Right online training program, which will be free for tourism, hospitality and retail businesses until June 2021. Tourism HR Canada is pleased to join key players the Manitoba Hotel Association, the Manitoba Restaurant and Food Services Association, Travel Manitoba, Tourism Winnipeg, and …

Future Skills Centre and OTEC Announce Rapid Response Project for Hard-Hit Hospitality Workers

TORONTO (May 14, 2020) — The disruption to the global economy from COVID-19 is unprecedented and rapidly evolving with its impact on the Canadian labour market likely to be widespread, long-lasting, and unpredictable. The Future Skills Centre (FSC) and OTEC today announced a rapid response project for the hundreds of thousands tourism and hospitality workers who have lost …