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Exploring Emerging Skills: Future Skills Framework Team Hosts Civility Focus Group

Subject matter experts in the growing field of civility gathered in Toronto earlier this month to share information and explore ideas and needs towards building the Future Skills Framework. Hosted by Tourism HR Canada and Civility Experts Worldwide Inc., the focus group is part of a process aimed at identifying and building the key competencies …

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New Federal Tourism Growth Strategy Addresses Skills and Labour Challenges

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced a bold new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. With extensive input from tourism stakeholders across Canada, Creating Middle Class Jobs: A Federal Tourism Growth Strategy builds on the sector’s tireless work that has led to back-to-back record-breaking years for international visitation and …

More Than Meets the Eye: Impact of Labour Legislation, Minimum Wage Increases

The intense and varied reactions to several provinces and territories raising their minimum wages in recent years provided ongoing media fodder and much speculation on the outcomes, both short and long term. In late 2017, Ontario passed new legislation (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148) that changed a number of …

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Need Help Planning Labour Strategies? New Data Added to Rapid reSearch

To provide a full picture of the tourism labour market, Tourism HR Canada regularly acquires customized tabulations for five datasets. We then analyze and share this information with a wide range of stakeholders to help develop plans and policies that support our sector’s labour needs. Making this information relevant, useful, and easy to understand is …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – April 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In April 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.5%, which is 0.4% higher than the rate reported in April 2018, but lower than the previous month (March 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 6.0%. At 5.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.9%. …

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The Future Tourism Labour Force: Latest Census Analysis Available

Released today, the latest demographic profile of tourism workers unveils the most recent census data on youth employed in tourism. Aged between 15 and 24 years old, people in this age group are a key demographic for tourism and hospitality jobs. While they made up only 12.1% of the Canadian population in 2016 and filled …