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Devastating Impact: COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Impact Survey Results Released

Tourism has been severely limited since COVID-19 closed international borders. Statistics Canada’s tracking of travel to and from Canada showed that international travel came to a standstill by the end of March, with trips to Canada by travellers from abroad down 54.2% from February. International travel remained low in May, the latest month for which …

Tourism HR Canada Welcomes Four New Board Members

Pan-Canadian Leadership to Shape and Support a Skilled, Resilient Tourism Workforce Ottawa, Ontario  – Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce today the appointment of four tourism champions to its Board of Directors. Joining the Tourism HR Canada Board are: Krista Bax, CEO, go2HR Juanita Ford, Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Tracey Kalimeris, …

Recovery Toolkit: Tapping into New Visitor Markets

Our Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit offers a wide range of advice, resources, and guidance to help tourism operators safely navigate the gradual reopening of communities and businesses. As the situation across Canada is constantly changing in response to fluctuations in cases, regional needs, and new research, the Toolkit will be regularly updated to reflect this reality …

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A Balancing Act: Tackling Employee Recalls and Work Refusal

Tourism businesses have gradually started to reopen and recall workers that have been furloughed for months. The process has been met with trepidation and confusion, and with some workers refusing to return to work, many for legitimate reasons. The Struggle with Recalling Workers Employers are seeking assistance on making decisions on whom they bring back, …

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Your Expertise Is Needed: Help Us Build a Stronger Tourism Sector

Tourism HR Canada has continued building the Future Skills Framework, a federally funded three-year project compiling a comprehensive bank of the competencies required in tourism. The completed framework will help minimize skills and labour mismatches in tourism and guide job seekers, educators, and governments as they identify current and emerging skills demands in tourism workplaces. We’re …

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Ready for Recovery: Tourism’s Workforce Acquires Skills for Safe Reopening

As part of Tourism HR Canada’s desire to support the recovery and resiliency of the tourism workforce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we made our entire catalogue of Emerit online training free of charge. The goal: to ensure tourism’s dedicated professionals were ready to act as soon as it was possible to begin reopening. The online …