Month: February 2019

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Defining the Future of Tourism Skills: Register Now for BC Consultation Event

Join Tourism HR Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) to discuss critical labour issues impacting the sector’s competitiveness. An industry consultation event will take place February 27, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, leading into the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Conference. Existing labour shortages are expected …

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Indigenous Tourism

10 Reasons Why 10% Matters: Tourism Employment Transforms Lives & Communities

Tourism comprises 10% of Canada’s workforce—1.8 million workers in 200,000 workplaces. Between accommodations, food and beverage services, travel services, recreation and entertainment, and transportation, tourism industries generate nearly 5% of Canada’s GDP. Tourism is synonymous with Canada’s identity: it emphasizes social capital and cohesion, promotes inclusion and diversity, and contributes to cultural and heritage preservation. …

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Free Training Enhances Canada’s Leadership as an Open and Inclusive LGBT+ Travel Destination

Tourism HR Canada and the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce a series of diversity training workshops for anyone working in tourism. Canada’s international reputation as a welcoming and diverse destination attracts many LGBT+ travellers, who represent a global market of US$200 billion annually. Businesses that establish themselves as inclusive …

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Aging Workforce, Increasing Diversity: Three New Demographic Summaries Released

Tourism HR Canada has released a second set of updated demographic summaries, examining the workforce in the recreation and entertainment, transportation, and travel services industries. These cover businesses ranging from heritage institutions to gambling places, from airlines to tour operators, and travel arrangement and reservations services. Based on the most recent Canadian census data (2016), …

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Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In January 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.9%, which is 0.7% lower than the rate reported in January 2018, but higher than the previous month (December 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.1%. At 4.9%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of …

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TIANB’s Skills Gain Program Delivers Flexible Training Based on Industry Consultations

Tourism HR Canada congratulates the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) on the launch of its new program aimed at creating more qualified tourism professionals: Skills Gain. The team at TIANB worked closely with staff from Tourism HR Canada to add a new online option to its existing Skills Gain workshops. The online format …

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SMART+ Accreditation

Social Purpose, Industry Connections Core to HT Hospitality Training’s SMART+ Accreditation

The SMART accreditation program has hit another milestone: HT Hospitality Training becomes the first private institution to achieve the SMART+ distinction, highlighting the range of high-quality programming available to those wishing to start or further a career in tourism and hospitality. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, since 2002, the hospitality training company offers short-term, hands-on courses …

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Strong Partnerships Underpin Successful Start for Destination Employment in Atlantic Canada

The Destination Employment project aims to help unemployed and underemployed newcomers secure well-paid, stable, long-term hotel jobs. Equally important is developing a sustainable, systemic model for employment programming—one that leads to economic and social benefits for newcomers and employers and increased collaboration among community-based service providers and stakeholders. A joint initiative of Tourism HR Canada …

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