Month: January 2020

Showcasing Tourism Careers: The Earlier, the Better

The global tourism market continues to see strong growth, outpacing the economy as a whole. Canada is setting visitor records and investing in tourism product development and marketing. A labour shortage means ample opportunity to build a stable, well-paid career. Yet in many schools, despite there being curriculum available, tourism is not offered as a …

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Address the Changing Tourism Workplace

Seize your opportunity to contribute to building a pan-Canadian competency framework for the tourism sector. Tourism HR Canada has a small number of spots left at two upcoming focus groups. Industry professionals are invited to share their experiences in today’s rapidly changing workplace by providing insights into the current and emerging skills tourism businesses need …

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Bill Pallett’s Legacy: Supporting the Next Generation of Tourism Leaders

Tourism HR Canada previously announced with great sadness that Bill Pallett, tourism champion, HR leader, and Past Chairperson of our Board of Directors, passed away at the end of December. Bill was a graduate and strong supporter of Ryerson University. He was committed to the ongoing development of the school and volunteered supporting the Alumni …

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Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – December 2019

(seasonally unadjusted) In December 2019, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.6%, which is 0.5 percentage points higher than the rate reported in December 2018, and lower than the previous month (November 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.3%. At 4.6%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate …

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2020 Labour Market Issues: A Message from the President

Greetings and warm wishes for a happy new year. As we welcome 2020, we celebrate the many achievements that made 2019 a year of growth and success, and we look ahead to further strengthening our organization and the tourism sector as a whole. Canada’s economy continues to undergo structural transformation brought upon by social, economic, …

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National Tourism Expertise Shapes Future Skills Development

December was a busy month for the Future Skills Framework team, with three focus groups taking place across the country over the course of two weeks. On December 3 and 4, 13 participants contributed their feedback in Vancouver. They worked on the development of 18 competencies across the domains of digital competence, compliance, and diversity …

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Is Your Pay Competitive? 2019 Canadian Tourism Compensation Study on Rapid ReSearch

Tourism HR Canada has released new data on its Rapid reSearch tool. In addition to our five existing datasets, users can now access the compensation information available in the 2019 Tourism Sector Compensation Study. Produced with R.A. Malatest and Associates, this comprehensive study presents and analyzes data on the compensation and benefits offered by businesses …

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“Looking Forward, Looking Back”: TTRA International Conference Registration Now Open

The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) has launched early bird registration for its upcoming International Conference, to be held June 16 to 18, 2020, in Victoria, British Columbia. This year’s program will look at critical tourism research needs for the future, including new models and paradigms for economics and tourism and the information needed …

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