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Emerit Line Cook Training

Emerit Launches Updated Line Cook Training and Certification

Fresh on the heels of the revamped Food Service Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper releases, Emerit is launching the following resources and programming for Line Cook: National Occupational Standards (print and download) Workbook (print) Online training (full course and individual modules) Job Coach (print) Professional certification program As with any Emerit product, thorough industry consultation …

Tourism HR Canada Website

Tourism HR Canada Reveals New Website

A streamlined, mobile-responsive website now showcases Tourism HR Canada’s key information and resources. Launched this week, the revamped tourismhr.ca continues to feature the latest labour market intelligence, program information, and HR tools. A reorganized structure makes it simple to find relevant information, while links to our newsletter and social media and a contact form ensure …

Statistics

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – May 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In May 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.5%, which is 1.0 percentage point lower than the rate reported in May 2017, and lower than the previous month (April 2018) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%. At 4.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrating the Indigenous Peoples Shaping Tourism’s Success

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Canada—a day to showcase and celebrate the cultural diversity, accomplishments, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous tourism in Canada is thriving, as entrepreneurs and established businesses are reaching new markets and seeing increased demand from established ones. The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada …

Chefs working in a busy kitchen

Mental Health: A Workplace Responsibility

The news last week of Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide was a shock and saddened millions of fans who shared Bourdain’s wonderment at the world around him and at our shared humanity, aspirations and dreams, which he explored through travel and cuisine. The news was also a reminder that despite outward appearances and behaviours, many …

Meeting

Tourism HR Canada Announces New Board of Directors Chair

Tourism HR Canada is delighted to announce that Darlene Grant Fiander has been selected by the Board of Directors as its new Chair. Her tenure becomes effective at the upcoming June 20 Board meeting, to be held in Ottawa. Darlene will build on the Board’s mandate and the progress made through changing governmental and business …