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Recognizing Our Professionals

This is the second in our series of “milestone” articles we will be publishing throughout 2018 to celebrate 25 years of coordinating, facilitating, and enabling innovative programs and services for the tourism sector. Tourism HR Canada and its partners have proudly developed a professional certification model that is second only to apprenticeship when it comes …

Addressing the Persistent and Critical Shortage of Skilled Labour

On March 7th and 8th, Tourism HR Canada hosted its annual Labour Market Forum, with over 60 representatives from government, business, education, and national, provincial and regional tourism industry associations. The two-day event provided an opportunity to discuss labour market issues for all those with a stake in growing Canada’s tourism sector. Participants shared ideas …

Ruffling Feathers: Requests to Travel with Support Animals Increasing

Emotional support animals have garnered international press coverage in recent weeks. First, United Airlines denied one woman’s request to fly with her peacock. Then, another woman reported to the Miami Herald that not only was she unable to bring her hamster on board a flight, an airline representative, upon hearing she would be unable to …

Key Labour Market Initiatives Receive Federal Funding

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce it has received funding for several exciting labour market research initiatives over the next three years. Thanks to the generosity of Employment and Social Development Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, Tourism HR Canada will undertake the research necessary to help minimize labour and skills imbalances and shortages, and ensure …

Impact of Increased Immigration on Tourism Workforce Shortages

In 2016, the government of Canada set a 2017 immigration intake target of 300,000; on November 1st, 2017, it announced even higher targets for 2018-2020. These will see the yearly intake of immigrants rise to 0.9% of the Canadian population by 2020. Tourism HR Canada’s original projections for tourism job shortages used the historical intake …