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Widespread Impacts as Tourism Employment Plummets

Through April, continuing lockdowns created major economic hardships across a number of industries. With indicators of tourism activity at a standstill throughout the month of April, the tourism sector suffered significant employment losses, just slightly fewer than those seen in March. Seasonally unadjusted employment decreased by 1,845,200 in April, of which 433,100 (almost a quarter) …

New Microlearning Supports Newcomers and Hotel Industry

Hospitality Essentials Offers Free Online Skills Development Tourism HR Canada, in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada, is proud to announce the launch of our newest training resources: Hospitality Essentials. These short online courses will help newcomers to Canada and newcomers to hospitality learn the foundational skills to prepare for work in a hospitality …

Tourism HR Canada and Centennial College Partner to Deliver Tuition-Free Online Training

Toronto, May 13, 2020 — Centennial College hospitality and tourism students are invited to take advantage of tuition-free online training during the COVID-19 pandemic to equip themselves with nationally recognized certificates, thanks to Tourism HR Canada, which cultivates a world-leading tourism workforce. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to both education and tourism across …

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New Training Program Offers Businesses a Competitive Edge

As tourism, hospitality, and retail businesses start to re-open, or open to the public, some customers will be hesitant to travel, shop, and eat out during the post COVID-19 period. To help these businesses regain consumer confidence in visiting their establishments, the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC) is launching a new training program later this …

Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Centennial College

There Won’t Be a Grand Reopening

By Joe Baker (published by Canadian Lodging News) If there is one thing the hospitality industry is universally known for, it’s our ability to celebrate.  On a small scale or on a large scale, we add value to our guests and clients when we help them celebrate together. We amplify the moments and milestones in people’s …

Post COVID: Profound Workforce Changes Expected

More than One Million Jobs at Stake We’re into week seven and we still don’t understand the full extent of the pandemic. Tourism has been hit hard, with severe implications on the critical summer tourist season. Not all economic sectors will recover at the same rate or the same time. Tourism, which was impacted early …