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Krista Bax Named go2HR’s New CEO

go2HR — BC’s tourism human resource association — is pleased to announce the appointment of Krista Bax to the role of CEO. Krista is poised to lead go2HR on an exciting new path forward after the organization underwent significant changes last year. Krista has more than 20 years of experience in various strategic leadership roles. …

Advancing Indigenous Tourism Through Inspiration and Learning: 2020 IITC

The 2020 International Indigenous Tourism Conference is hosted in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from September 29 – October 1, 2020. The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an annual conference that brings people together in a spirit of learning and inspiration. As the biggest Indigenous tourism conference …

Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Centennial College

Industry x Education Must Address Labour Shortages

By Joe Baker Originally published by Canadian Lodging News The shortage of talent facing the Canadian hospitality and tourism industry has reached crisis levels in some parts of the country. Operators may be experiencing this at a local level but the issue is much more than a localized trend. It has become one of the …

Fostering Inclusivity Broadens Canada’s Tourism Market

Tourism HR Canada and the CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, have kicked off a national LGBT+ tourism development initiative, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Experiences Fund. The project supports Canadian tourism businesses as they ensure their operations are open and welcoming to all travellers and workers. This includes diversifying and …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2020

(seasonally unadjusted) In January 2020, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.7%, which is 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate reported in January 2019, and higher than the previous month (December 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.6%. At 5.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was just below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

AI + HR: Innovative Platform to Boost Employee Retention

Employee turnover can be costly, disruptive, and time-consuming. To help employers understand the decisions behind voluntary turnover and keep valuable staff engaged, Tourism HR Canada recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Safa, a Canadian-based software company that provides tools and a certification process for employers to improve employee retention. Applying psychological principles and …