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 in Canada’s tourism sector. Over 2,100 employers from across the country provided data for over 48,000 employees in food and beverage services, accommodation services, recreation and entertainment, and travel services.

The study contains information on the type of compensation (e.g., hourly or annual), salary range, median salary, and bonuses for 30 occupations in the sector. This data is broken down by region, industry group, employment status (full-time, part-time, seasonal), and union status.

Designed to improve access to tourism labour market information, Rapid reSearch allows anyone to search Tourism HR Canada’s labour market datasets through a simple, user-friendly interface.

In addition to the 2019 Canadian Sector Compensation Study, users can access customized tabulations of tourism data from:

  • The census (2016)
  • The labour force survey (monthly and annual)
  • Business counts
  • The provincial-territorial human resource module (PTHRM)
  • Our latest labour supply and demand data (updated November 2019)

Look for updates to the tourism business counts and annual labour force survey coming soon.

A one-year subscription to Rapid reSearch is available for $39.00. You can access the tool by creating an account on

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