Month: June 2018

Employing Newcomers in Canadian Hotels Pilot Project

New Federal Program Will Connect Newcomers to Hotel Jobs

Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) applaud the federal government for launching the Employing Newcomers in Canadian Hotels Pilot Project. This three-year pilot program will see nearly $7 million dedicated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to connect newcomers to Canada with jobs in the hotel industry in five regions …

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Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association Welcomes 2018 Leadership Award

Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association Welcomes 2018 Leadership Award

On June 19, Tourism HR Canada Vice-President, Labour Market Intelligence, Calum MacDonald was honoured to present the Banff & Lake Louise Hotel Association (BLLHA) with the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Progressive HR Practices Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the association were Trevor Long, President; Darren Reeder, Executive Director; and Brenda Stanton, Manager, …

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Jesse Tiefenbach of d3h Hotels Receives Distinguished HR Service Award

Jesse Tiefenbach of d3h Hotels Receives Distinguished HR Service Award

On June 13, Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor was delighted to present Jesse Tiefenbach with the 2018 Distinguished HR Service Award. The presentation took place at the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)’s annual Leadership Conference and Recognition Dinner, held at the DoubleTree in Regina. The award is presented annually to individuals or groups that …

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Emerit Line Cook Training

Emerit Launches Updated Line Cook Training and Certification

Fresh on the heels of the revamped Food Service Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper releases, Emerit is launching the following resources and programming for Line Cook: National Occupational Standards (print and download) Workbook (print) Online training (full course and individual modules) Job Coach (print) Professional certification program As with any Emerit product, thorough industry consultation …

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Tourism HR Canada Website

Tourism HR Canada Reveals New Website

A streamlined, mobile-responsive website now showcases Tourism HR Canada’s key information and resources. Launched this week, the revamped tourismhr.ca continues to feature the latest labour market intelligence, program information, and HR tools. A reorganized structure makes it simple to find relevant information, while links to our newsletter and social media and a contact form ensure …

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Statistics

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – May 2018

(seasonally unadjusted) In May 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.5%, which is 1.0 percentage point lower than the rate reported in May 2017, and lower than the previous month (April 2018) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%. At 4.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

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Indigenous Tourism

Celebrating the Indigenous Peoples Shaping Tourism’s Success

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Canada—a day to showcase and celebrate the cultural diversity, accomplishments, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous tourism in Canada is thriving, as entrepreneurs and established businesses are reaching new markets and seeing increased demand from established ones. The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada …

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