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Newcomers Play Key Role in Tourism’s Competitiveness

On June 20, the Government of Canada announced the launch of an innovative three-year pilot program that will see nearly $7 million dedicated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to connect newcomers to Canada with jobs in the hotel industry in five regions across the country. Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of …

Codified Practices Can Help Avoid Workplace “Civil” War

When civility in general society begins to take a backseat to reason, respect and open discourse, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the workplace also reflects this disruptive trend. One would think civility would be commonplace, especially with respect to the “golden rule” which suggests treating all others the way you wish to be treated. …

Employing Newcomers in Canadian Hotels Pilot Project

New Federal Program Will Connect Newcomers to Hotel Jobs

Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) applaud the federal government for launching the Employing Newcomers in Canadian Hotels Pilot Project. This three-year pilot program will see nearly $7 million dedicated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to connect newcomers to Canada with jobs in the hotel industry in five regions …

Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association Welcomes 2018 Leadership Award

Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association Welcomes 2018 Leadership Award

On June 19, Tourism HR Canada Vice-President, Labour Market Intelligence, Calum MacDonald was honoured to present the Banff & Lake Louise Hotel Association (BLLHA) with the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the association were Trevor Long, President; Darren Reeder, Executive Director; and Brenda Stanton, Manager, …

Jesse Tiefenbach of d3h Hotels Receives Distinguished HR Service Award

Jesse Tiefenbach of d3h Hotels Receives Distinguished HR Service Award

On June 13, Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor was delighted to present Jesse Tiefenbach with the 2018 Distinguished HR Service Award. The presentation took place at the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)’s annual Leadership Conference and Recognition Dinner, held at the DoubleTree in Regina. The award is presented annually to individuals or groups that …

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 …