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Need Help Planning Labour Strategies? New Data Added to Rapid reSearch

To provide a full picture of the tourism labour market, Tourism HR Canada regularly acquires customized tabulations for five datasets. We then analyze and share this information with a wide range of stakeholders to help develop plans and policies that support our sector’s labour needs. Making this information relevant, useful, and easy to understand is …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – April 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In April 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.5%, which is 0.4% higher than the rate reported in April 2018, but lower than the previous month (March 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 6.0%. At 5.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.9%. …

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The Future Tourism Labour Force: Latest Census Analysis Available

Released today, the latest demographic profile of tourism workers unveils the most recent census data on youth employed in tourism. Aged between 15 and 24 years old, people in this age group are a key demographic for tourism and hospitality jobs. While they made up only 12.1% of the Canadian population in 2016 and filled …

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Targeting Year-Round Labour Needs: Destination Employment’s Strong Start in Yukon

The Destination Employment project has helped newcomers in the Yukon, notably in Dawson City, create connections to stable and secure employment with a sustainable wage. Destination Employment has also worked to develop a model for employment programming with components being put in place at both the national and territorial levels. This model helps to promote …

Employer of Choice: Using Business Awards Programs to Attract Job Seekers

Adapted from Chemistry Consulting Canada’s tourism sector is now in its tenth-straight year of a lower employment rate than the total Canadian economy. While this news is great for job seekers, it has created significant recruitment challenges for many tourism employers. One way employers can respond to these challenges and entice workers is to raise …

The Future of Tourism: TIAC Contest to Unveil Students’ Visions

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has launched a student contest to showcase the next generation of tourism leaders. Tourism and hospitality students are asked to share what they think the future of our industry will look like. Through quick and creative presentations, students are asked to address topics at the heart of TIAC’s …