Month: January 2018

Turbulence Ahead: Tough Business Conditions Await Tourism Operators This Summer

Tourism HR Canada is predicting a summer with a high demand for tourism, but also one that will be fraught with labour difficulties for tourism operators. In the final month of 2017, Canada’s jobless rate added 79,000 positions and sank to its lowest level in four decades. At 5.7%, the unemployment rate is now below …

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Annual Labour Market Forum: Elevating Discussions on Urgent Labour Market Issues

This March, Tourism HR Canada will host tourism and hospitality stakeholders from across Canada, seeking their input, ideas and strategic advice on current and emerging labour market issues. Made possible by funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), associations, employers, academia, and government representatives will have frank discussions on urgent labour market issues and …

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2018 Marks Tourism HR Canada’s 25th Year of Setting Standards and Upskilling Canada’s Tourism Workforce

Throughout 2018, Tourism HR Insider will feature Tourism HR Canada milestones in creating products, programs and services for the tourism workforce in Canada. We’re identifying these milestones not simply as a nostalgic gesture, but more importantly to demonstrate how the organization has been on the cutting edge of labour market issues from its inception 25 …

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Policy and Perspective: Responses to Minimum Wage Increases

Current and coming increases to minimum wages in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories have created no end of controversy or press coverage. Depending on the source, the predicted effects of the increases range from massive job losses as employers struggle with the higher costs, to an economic boost created by minimum-wage earners spending …

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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 …

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