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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – August 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In August 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.9%, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than the rate reported in August 2018, but higher than the previous month (July 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.7%. At 4.9%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

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Map Tourism’s Future: Register Now for Whitehorse Focus Group

Tourism HR Canada is looking forward to sharing information and exploring ideas and needs towards building the Future Skills Framework. This three-year initiative will see the creation of a competency framework—a comprehensive and sustainable collection of competencies and essential skills—for the tourism sector. A core component of the project is national consultation. A series of …

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Map Tourism’s Future: Registration Open for Ottawa Focus Group

Tourism HR Canada is looking forward to sharing information and exploring ideas and needs towards building the Future Skills Framework. This three-year initiative will see the creation of a competency framework—a comprehensive and sustainable collection of competencies and essential skills—for the tourism sector. A core component of the project is national consultation. A series of …

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One Year In: The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

Increases to minimum wage in multiple jurisdictions in Canada created much controversy and press coverage. Depending on the source, predictions ranged from massive job losses as employers struggled with the higher costs, to an economic boost created by minimum-wage earners spending their pay on goods and services they could not previously afford. Debate covered the …

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See You in September? Strategies for Staffing the Shoulder Seasons

While many tourism businesses operate year-round, others are seasonal by nature of what they offer: golf courses, ski resorts, beachside cafés, ice hotels. Entire communities can double in size over the summer or winter as visitors descend to enjoy the sun, surf, or snow. As tourism grows worldwide and Canada seeks to boost its visitation, …

Futures Begin Here: Employment Successes Mark Start to Destination Employment’s Second Year

Now into its second year, the Destination Employment program continues to connect unemployed or underemployed newcomers to Canada and hotels suffering from chronic labour shortages. Offered in five regions across the country, solid partnerships are ensuring the successful training and transition of newcomers into supportive workplaces. Delivery partners in Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Atlantic …