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Strengthening Canada’s Inclusive Destination Status

A new initiative is building on last spring’s successful series of LGBT+ Inclusion Training workshops, conducted by CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada. Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Experiences Fund, this recently launched project supports Canadian tourism businesses as they seek to ensure their operations …

New Partnership to Help Newcomers Reach Employment Goals

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce a new partnership with Windmill Microlending, a registered charity organization that offers low-interest microloans to skilled newcomers to Canada who struggle with the cost of upskilling, credentials, and accreditations. Serving newcomers since 2005, Windmill provides up to $15,000 in microloans to pay for professional examinations, training, assessments, professional …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – November 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In November 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.3%, which is 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate reported in November 2018, and higher than the previous month (October 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.6%. At 5.3%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

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Today’s Biggest Tourism Business Hurdles: Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Survey Results

Tourism HR Canada recently released a new report, The Future of Canada’s Tourism Sector: Growth Aspirations Face Labour Challenges. As part of the research that led to this report, the Conference Board of Canada surveyed 400 tourism businesses across Canada. This Tourism Outlook and Labour Issues Survey gathered data on the issues affecting these businesses, …

A Path to Meaningful Employment: New Destination Employment Microsite Launched

The Destination Employment program now has a dedicated online space to help connect newcomers with hotel employment and hoteliers with job seekers. Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada, together with regional delivery partners, are delighted to announce this new microsite, destinationemployment.ca. Launched last year in five regions across the country, the three-year …

Indigenous Tourism

The RISE Project Reaches New Heights at the International Indigenous Tourism Conference

By the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada The RISE project team was honoured to have been a part of the world’s largest International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) last week in Kelowna, BC. In order for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Tourism HR Canada to provide Canada’s Indigenous tourism industry with the support …