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Help Shape the Sector: Join Our National Advisory Council

In June 2017, Tourism HR Canada (THRC) restructured its Board and governance model, creating an Advisory Council—a separate body to provide guidance on hot-button issues and other relevant initiatives facing the tourism sector nationally. Core to the Advisory Council’s mandate: facilitate, coordinate, and enable discussion on tourism labour market issues. This newly formed Council will …

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In January 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was 5.6%, which is 0.5 percentage points lower than the rate reported in January 2017, and higher than the previous month (December 2017), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.0%. At 5.6%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

Turbulence Ahead: Tough Business Conditions Await Tourism Operators This Summer

Tourism HR Canada is predicting a summer with a high demand for tourism, but also one that will be fraught with labour difficulties for tourism operators. In the final month of 2017, Canada’s jobless rate added 79,000 positions and sank to its lowest level in four decades. At 5.7%, the unemployment rate is now below …

Annual Labour Market Forum: Elevating Discussions on Urgent Labour Market Issues

This March, Tourism HR Canada will host tourism and hospitality stakeholders from across Canada, seeking their input, ideas and strategic advice on current and emerging labour market issues. Made possible by funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), associations, employers, academia, and government representatives will have frank discussions on urgent labour market issues and …

Policy and Perspective: Responses to Minimum Wage Increases

Current and coming increases to minimum wages in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories have created no end of controversy or press coverage. Depending on the source, the predicted effects of the increases range from massive job losses as employers struggle with the higher costs, to an economic boost created by minimum-wage earners spending …