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SMART+ Accreditation

Social Purpose, Industry Connections Core to HT Hospitality Training’s SMART+ Accreditation

The SMART accreditation program has hit another milestone: HT Hospitality Training becomes the first private institution to achieve the SMART+ distinction, highlighting the range of high-quality programming available to those wishing to start or further a career in tourism and hospitality. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, since 2002, the hospitality training company offers short-term, hands-on courses …

Strong Partnerships Underpin Successful Start for Destination Employment in Atlantic Canada

The Destination Employment project aims to help unemployed and underemployed newcomers secure well-paid, stable, long-term hotel jobs. Equally important is developing a sustainable, systemic model for employment programming—one that leads to economic and social benefits for newcomers and employers and increased collaboration among community-based service providers and stakeholders. A joint initiative of Tourism HR Canada …

Forecasting Future Skills: Consultation Underway to Identify Tourism Training Needs

Six months into a three-year initiative to address skills gaps and labour mismatches, the Future Skills Framework project has been actively gathering and analyzing information to pinpoint the current and emerging competencies Canada’s tourism sector needs to be globally competitive. While many essential skills remain core to a successful tourism career, professionals must also continually …

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Strengthening Our People: Annual Labour Market Forum to Coordinate Action on Workforce Issues

Tourism and hospitality stakeholders from across Canada will gather in Ottawa this March for the annual Labour Market Forum, hosted by Tourism HR Canada. Individuals representing all levels of business, education, labour, industry associations, and governments will participate in this “sleeves rolled up” working meeting, crafting recommendations and solutions to current and emerging labour challenges …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – December 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In December 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.1%, which is 0.9% lower than the rate reported in December 2017, and lower than the previous month (November 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.5%. At 4.1%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of …

Tourism HR Canada 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Supporting a Key Job Creator: A Letter from the President

Happy new year and greetings as we begin 2019. This is a year to celebrate many successes and to look forward to growth and further important changes.  For Tourism HR Canada, 2018 was a year of tremendous progress and increased organizational strength. We celebrated our 25th anniversary and wrapped up the Strategic Plan that was …