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Want to Know a Secret? You May be Working in Tourism

While over 10% of the Canadian workforce is considered employed tourism-related occupations, the vast majority of these people have little idea of the key role they play with visitors to Canada. There has long been a debate in the sector as to whether the term “tourism” is clearly understood when it comes to which jobs …

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – December 2017

(seasonally unadjusted) In December 2017, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was 5.0%, which is 1.5% lower than the rate reported in December 2016, and lower than the previous month (November 2017), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.2%. At 5.0%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.3%. All …

Forging a Successful Career Begins in Tourism

The tourism sector is widely regarded as a place where young people can make their first foray into the working world. Most consider how its entry-level options and flexible hours accommodate students’ schedules. Tourism offers far more than that, however: it is a place to learn important skills that will help individuals in any career …

The Promotion Game: Planning for the Win

When the calendar rolls over to a new year, a common and strategically wise practice for employers is to reflect on the past year: what worked or did not work so well on the human resources front? Too often this reflection focuses on the negatives rather than building on the positives. If you’ve had success …

President’s Message: Celebrating 25 Years

Happy New Year and greetings as we start 2018—a key milestone for Tourism HR Canada as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! 2017 was a year of tremendous growth and increased organizational strength. There were several notable accomplishments. We made a major change to our board governance model and elected a new Board of Directors, comprised …