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Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – June 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In June 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.8%, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than the rate reported in June 2018, but lower than the previous month (May 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.4%. At 4.8%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

Tourism Workplace Leadership Conference

Future Proofing: Industry Events Strategically Strengthening Tourism

Tourism HR Canada spent June 12th to 14th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, participating in several events related to determining the future skills needed by the tourism workforce. Team members interacted with a variety of tourism stakeholders, exchanging valuable insights on the short- and long-term opportunities and challenges facing the sector. The Need for Flexible Employment The …

Destination Employment Opens Doors to Job Opportunities

Tourism Saskatchewan, through its education department, the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC), is a proud partner in the Destination Employment program, which helps newcomers to Canada gain meaningful employment in the tourism sector. With generous funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada launched the three-year pilot …

Statistics

Moving Forward: 2019 TTRA Conference Registration Now Open

The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter has launched a new microsite detailing the programming for its annual conference, held from September 18-20 this year in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Among the highlights is a workshop hosted by Statistics Canada, offering hands-on experience with the robust data the agency provides, including Frontier Counts, the National …

Diversity Training Session

CGLCC Awarded for Its Leadership in Advancing Diversity

Tourism HR Canada congratulates CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, on its receipt of this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices Award. This prestigious award is granted to individuals, organizations, and employers with more than a decade of leadership in advancing human resource management practices that foster authentic, quality service and contributing to …

Meeting

Encouraging Academic Excellence: Tourism Students Invited to Apply for Two Awards

As part of its efforts to foster growth and innovation in tourism, Tourism HR Canada is delighted to sponsor the Master’s Researcher Award, coordinated by the Tourism and Travel Research Association – Canada Chapter (TTRA Canada). This award is to encourage and recognize excellence in—and the usefulness of—research on travel and tourism at the Master’s …