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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 …

Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – March 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In March 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 6.0%, which is 0.4% lower than the rate reported in March 2018, and higher than the previous month (February 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.9%. At 6.0%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.2%. …

Tourism’s Vital Role in Ending Human Trafficking

Tourism’s Vital Role in Ending Human Trafficking

Recent headlines and advocacy efforts have raised public awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Canada. These much-needed messages are shining a light on a problem that is more pervasive than most would realize. Statistics Canada states there were 1,099 police-reported incidents involving a human trafficking offence between 2009 and 2016, and that the …

LGBT+ Inclusion Training in Kelowna, BC

Showcasing Canada as an Open, Welcoming Destination

Strong Cross-Canada Demand for LGBT+ Inclusion Training As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring Canada is an inclusive travel destination, CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada, conducted 13 LGBT+ Inclusion Training workshops in the month of March. The training sessions, held from Halifax to Vancouver Island …

Destination Employment Atlantica Hotel

Watch: Destination Employment Program Changing Lives in Halifax

Destination Employment recently marked an exciting milestone, successfully placing its first Destination Employment employee with the Atlantica Hotel Halifax. The Atlantica has a history of hiring newcomers through the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) Immigrant Youth Employability Program. This successful hiring of newcomers highlights the property’s welcoming environment, employee support network, and opportunities …