Month: February 2020

Fostering Inclusivity Broadens Canada’s Tourism Market

Tourism HR Canada and the CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, have kicked off a national LGBT+ tourism development initiative, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian Experiences Fund. The project supports Canadian tourism businesses as they ensure their operations are open and welcoming to all travellers and workers. This includes diversifying and …

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Tourism Labour Force Survey

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2020

(seasonally unadjusted) In January 2020, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.7%, which is 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate reported in January 2019, and higher than the previous month (December 2019), when the unemployment rate stood at 4.6%. At 5.7%, tourism’s unemployment rate was just below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment …

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AI + HR: Innovative Platform to Boost Employee Retention

Employee turnover can be costly, disruptive, and time-consuming. To help employers understand the decisions behind voluntary turnover and keep valuable staff engaged, Tourism HR Canada recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Safa, a Canadian-based software company that provides tools and a certification process for employers to improve employee retention. Applying psychological principles and …

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Build a World-Leading Tourism Workforce: Join Our Board of Directors

Tourism HR Canada’s Board of Directors supports and guides our pan-Canadian organization as we deliver on our mandate of building a world-leading tourism workforce. Our team facilitates, coordinates, and enables human resource development activities that support a globally competitive and sustainable industry and foster the development of a dynamic and resilient workforce. Thirteen Directors representing …

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Aligning Skills with Changing Workplace Demands

The Future Skills Framework has kicked off 2020 with two focus groups to continue its validation of the framework with the real-life experiences of industry professionals. In late January, tourism experts with strong qualifications in finance—including CFOs, CPAs, and additional related designations—met in Calgary to review the areas of the framework concerned with the management …

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