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Aging Workforce, Increasing Diversity: New Demographic Summaries Released

Tourism HR Canada has released two new demographic summaries examining the workforce in the accommodations and food and beverage industries. These cover businesses ranging from hotels and motels to RV parks and camps, and from full-service restaurants to drinking places. Based on the most recent Canadian census data (2016), these summaries show how many individuals …


Explore Tourist Spending Across Canada

Statistics Canada recently released an updated Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account (PTTSA). The PTTSA is the only source for comparable data on tourism expenditures in the different regions of Canada. Tourism HR Canada has a long history of involvement with Canada’s tourism satellite account and is happy to see the provincial/territorial version updated to …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – September 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In September 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.7%, which is 0.7% higher than the rate reported in September 2017, and lower than the previous month (August 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%. At 4.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.4%. …

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Growing Labour Challenges Key Concern at Industry Event

The ongoing shortage of skilled workers dominated conversation as Tourism HR Canada President and CEO Philip Mondor presented the latest labour market intelligence at the Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference, held October 11 at the Fallsview Casino and Resort, Niagara Falls. For the lunch presentation, Help Wanted: Current Issues and Practical Strategies, Philip shared the …

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Tourism HR Canada to Develop Tourism Competency Framework

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce a three-year initiative to address the changing nature of work in the tourism sector, funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. The Future Skills Framework project will see the creation of a comprehensive and sustainable pan-Canadian competency framework for the tourism economy, representing its five associated …

Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council and Tourism HR Canada Sign MOU

Tourism HR Canada Signs MOU with Tourism & Hospitality Skills Council (India)

On September 21, 2018, at a Delhi event that brought together key industry stakeholders, Dr. Sonali Sinha, COO representing the Tourism & Hospitality Skills Council (India), and Philip Mondor, President and CEO, Tourism HR Canada, signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a collaborative working relationship. This was the second such agreement formalized during a …

Resources & Updates on COVID-19

We have gathered some guidance and a series of resources to help all tourism stakeholders stay healthy, communicate clearly, and mitigate the effects as Canada takes action to slow the spread of the virus.

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Nous avons rassemblé quelques conseils et une série de ressources pour aider tous les intervenants du secteur du tourisme à rester en bonne santé, à communiquer clairement et à atténuer les effets des mesures prises par le Canada pour ralentir la propagation du virus.

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